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

Department: Development

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.

Salary: $50,000-$53,000

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