Employment Opportunities

The Hillsborough Education Foundation embraces the idea of hiring candidates of quality that are committed to impacting the public school system in a positive manner. Our values: Integrity, Dedication, Commitment to Quality, Supportive Environment, and Responsibility help us in our productivity as an organization.

Chief Financial Officer

Department: Finance

Reports to: President

Description: The Hillsborough Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students in Hillsborough County Public Schools achieve academic success and reach their highest potential. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for managing the financial strategy and providing tactical leadership in the areas of accounting, finance, budgeting, capital planning and management, and financial compliance.

This is a hands-on position working along with two staff members in the department.

This is a full-time, exempt position.


  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all federal, state and local requirements of the organization are met. 
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems and internal controls for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash to safeguard financial assets.
  • Reconcile bank and investment accounts monthly.
  • Review monthly financial results and provide monthly variance reports.
  • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts.
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of.
  • Serve as a staff lead in working with the Finance and Audit committees and the Investment Subcommittee.
  • Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the President and leadership. 
  • Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized.
  • Negotiate with financial institutions on lines of credit and other financial services as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-starter, able to assess and quickly make decisions, takes initiative, problem-solver.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment, with strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Professional in appearance and conduct.
  • Ability to motivate and develop staff.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university required. CPA or master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience as a CFO in a nonprofit organization or a minimum of five years of progressive nonprofit experience required. Education cannot be substituted for experience.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, federal and state and other applicable laws and regulations required.
  • Microsoft Excel user at expert level required.
  • Financial Edge experience preferred.
  • Experience managing staff required.
  • Dependable transportation is required.
  • Ability to travel to events, which may occur in the early mornings, evenings or on weekends.
  • No criminal history and must be able to pass a background check. 

Salary: Hiring range is $85,000 - $95,000

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]


Resource Development Manager

Department: Development

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer

Description: The Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a donor centric non-profit, dedicated to helping change the lives of students in Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS). The Resource Development Manager reports directly to the Chief Advancement Officer and supports the development department's objectives and activities, while contributing to a culture of philanthropy. The position serves as a public representative of HEF and HCPS. This person is responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding her/his portfolio, discovering new donors, and contributing to achieving the fundraising goals. This is a full-time non-exempt position. 


  • Participate as a key member of the development team in planning fundraising strategies and developing policies and procedures for meeting the department's objectives. 
  • Develop an annual work plan to achieve personal and team fundraising goals. 
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective and current individual and business donors. 
  • Cultivate relationships with granting organizations, and serve as liaison to those organizations. 
  • Develop portfolio of new individual donors and business partners. 
  • Discover appropriate potential sources of funding that are aligned with the strategic business goals of the Foundation. 
  • Focus primarily on raising unrestricted funds to support HEF and to grow endowments. 
  • Manage calendar, track and record contacts and activities in Raiser's Edge. 
  • Ensure communications are appropriate and consistent by developing and preparing solicitation materials, well-written proposals, gift agreements, and accurate case statements, in conjunction with the development coordinator and Chief Advancement Officer. 
  • Write and compile grant proposals, and applications. Prepare grant reports in collaboration with the other departments. Maintain grant tracking spreadsheet. 
  • Ensure all grant deliverables are properly executed in a timely manner. 
  • Serve on designated committees. 
  • Attend all HEF events as assigned. Events can be early morning, evening, or weekends. 
  • Participate in professional organizations and local networking opportunities to facilitate professional development. 
  • Assess industry trends, stay abreast of current industry data, and maintain knowledge of granting organizations aligned with the mission of the organization, and HCPS. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High energy level, results driven, and positive attitude.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strategic thinker. 
  • Excellent writing, grammar, spelling and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Detail oriented, and focused. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment, with strong multi-tasking skills. 
  • Ability to work well interdependently and under supervision. 
  • Donor-centric and comfortable in social settings. 
  • Professional in appearance and conduct. 
  • Self-starter, ability to take initiative, team player, and collaborative. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser's Edge, or similar fundraising data bases a plus. 


  • Bachelor's degree, and five years of fundraising experience in a non-profit, with preference given to candidates with experience raising money in an educational, or child services environment. 
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and management. 
  • Experience raising and stewarding five to six figure planned gifts preferred. 
  • Must have dependable transportation and ability to travel to events, which may be in the early morning, evening or on the weekend. 
  • CFRE designation preferred. 
  • No criminal history and must be able to pass a background check. 
  • This position does not offer the flexibility of working from home. 

Compensation and Benefits: Full-time position. Salary range $45,000-$50,000 per year. HEF offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 403(b) plan with employer match after first year anniversary, paid time off, and supplemental insurances. 

Submit Resume: Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]


It is the policy of the Hillsborough Education Foundation to afford equal employment opportunity and treatment to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, or age. It is the policy of the Foundation to cooperate to the fullest extent with the applicable regulations of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age and Discrimination Act, and National Labor Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, and any and all other federal and state laws governing employment and employment practices.