At Hillsborough Education Foundation, we value our dedicated team members who are passionate about strengthening public education.
Our operational values – Collaboration, Express Gratitude, Be Innovative, Integrity and Empowerment – guide our work as an organization.
hef is growing and currently accepting applications for:
Resource Development Manager
Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
Description: 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.