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Hillsborough Education Foundation, Tampa, Florida

As an independent 501(c)(3), the Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF), in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), concerned individuals and community partners, provides programs and educational enhancement services that have shown to improve the chances of student academic success and well-being. HEF is invested in the success of over 200,000 students in Hillsborough County Public Schools by providing educational resources and financial assistance to help give every student, regardless of background, family structure or economic status, the opportunity to achieve personal success.

Since 1988, HEF has invested more than $80 million in public education. HEF raises more than $8 million annually and currently fulfills its mission through five (5) core initiatives: Career & Technical Education, Excellence in Education, Scholarships, School Enrichment, and Teaching Tools Resource Center. We seek a President & CEO who can lead the Board of Directors through the process of refining these core initiatives to align with our strategic plan and the goals of HCPS to better serve its students. HEF recognizes the importance of its partnership with HCPS and attempts to coordinate its efforts in such a way that will produce the greatest impact for students.

HEF works in partnership with the community to bring critical resources that are not funded by normal tax revenues to help students succeed in their academic and personal achievements through scholarships, mentoring and dropout prevention programs, free school supplies for children from needy families, grants to provide more engaging teaching options in the classroom and recognition for education professionals.

HEF is seeking a strategic, transformative & innovative leader with the skills, passion, and commitment to contribute to transformative change in support of the HEF’s mission:  To strengthen public education in Hillsborough County through advocacy, investment of resources and programs that empower every student to achieve both academic and personal success.

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