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.


College Success Coach
Department: Programs
Reports to: Program Manager
Description: The Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping change the lives of students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. The Take Stock in Children (TSIC) College Success Coach is responsible for coordinating and implementing college readiness activities, including preparation of workshops/seminars for high-school students. This position also includes direct interaction with students and/or parents, mentors and school employees. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. 


  • Meet one-on-one or in groups with students in the TSIC program to monitor and track students' academic performance, attendance and behavior.
  • Monitor and track students' academic performance, attendance and behavior.
  • Identify potential problems and intervene when necessary to ensure student success. This may include direct intervention with students and/or parents, mentors and school employees. 
  • Implement, document and monitor a student intervention plan for students not in compliance with their contracts. 
  • Monitor student/mentor session effectiveness and communicate with the mentor and Mentor Coordinator directly to resolve any issues. 
  • Assist students with all aspects of college readiness and preparation. 
  • Organize and facilitate college readiness workshops and/or seminars for the TSIC students. 
  • Ensure transferred students meet eligibility requirements by monitoring students' geographical location to ensure transfer of scholarship is successful. Send out notification letters and issue TSIC county transfer paperwork when required. 
  • Confirm the Florida Prepaid scholarship winners and submit proof they meet income requirements for Free and Reduced Lunch program. 
  • Ensure program eligibility by following the policies and procedures for student selection. 
  • Ensure program eligibility by confirming students have provided proof and met income requirements for the Free and Reduced Lunch program and that all required paperwork is completed and filed.
  • Ensure students and parents have a complete understanding of the Scholarship Agreement/Contract and release forms. 
  • (If qualified) Translate communications for Spanish-speaking families. 
  • Work closely with school coordinators, college staff and other school personnel. 
  • Promote the TSIC program and scholarships at assigned schools. 
  • Work with the high-school guidance counselors and college career counselors to publish information for the students concerning the online scholarship application dates and process. 
  • Develop and maintain formal partnerships with local colleges and universities to establish resources available to TSIC college students and ensure the TSIC college students are supported. 
  • Monitor student college readiness tracking in STAR database, including workshops attended, college applications and colleges accepted, FAFSA completion, scholarships obtained and test scores. 
  • Complete assessments, student success plans, documentation and data entry, and maintain files on students to ensure program in compliance. 
  • Maintain the TSIC student and HEF/TSIC database to monitor and track students. 


  • 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. 
  • Understand affiliate program offerings, including participation requirements and benefits. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to children and youth. 
  • Ability to instill a vision for student success and develop teamwork among students, parents, schools and affiliates. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment, with strong multi-tasking skills. 
  • Professional in appearance and conduct. 


  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Experience in education field preferred. 
  • Experience in public speaking. 
  • Bilingual English and Spanish a plus. 
  • Dependable transportation is required. 
  • Ability to travel to events, which may occur in the early mornings, evenings or on weekends. 
  • Ability to attend annual conference, which requires overnight travel. 

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Program Support Assistant
Department: Programs
Reports to: Program Support Manager
Description: The Hillsborough Education (HEF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping change the lives of students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. This position supports program operations with a large emphasis on volunteers, programs and data management. The Program Support Assistant is responsible for greeting incoming guests, general phone reception duties, conducting background checks, assisting with data entry, assisting with mentor and volunteer recruitment, and general support for the programs department. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours per week Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

General Support

  • Greet and receive all incoming guests to HEF. 
  • Assist with departmental expense reports. 
  • Screen incoming calls for various departments.
  • Assist with projects and events.

Volunteer Recruitment, Processing, Retention and Recognition

  • Ensure all volunteers promptly receive a background check in compliance with HEF policy.
  • Assist with routine targeted communications with volunteers.
  • Assist with stewarding of volunteers to retain and build relationships.
  • Assist with data entry for volunteer databases. Track volunteer hours and data for all programs.

Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Support

  • Assist TSIC programs staff with intervention tracking and paperwork. 
  • Assist with communications to students and mentors. 

Teaching Tools Support

  • Assist with receiving incoming donations. 
  • Assist with processing of donor "Thank You" cards.
  • Coordinate schools and volunteers for school supply deliveries.

Other duties as assigned


  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge or understanding of volunteer recruitment approaches.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in working with various computer applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • High energy level, results driven, and positive attitude.
  • Strong analytical 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. 
  • Professional in appearance and conduct.
  • Self-starter, ability to take initiative, team player, and collaborative.


  • Associate's degree and/or experience in a nonprofit organization, with preference given to candidates with experience in an educational or child services environment. 
  • Dependable transportation is required.
  • Ability to travel to events, which may occur in the early mornings, evenings or on weekends. 
  • Bilingual a plus.

Please email 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.