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CLC StaffAt Henrico Education Foundation, we’re all here for the same reason - to support the educational needs of our community’s children. Our commitment to students and education began in 1994 with our partnership with Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS). Since its formation, the foundation has provided $9.7 million in direct funding, affecting more than 600,000 students, teachers, parents and guardians across Henrico County.

As a foundation, we do more than just provide additional funding for public education, we are innovators working in partnership with parents, teachers and administrators, continually identifying and developing initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement. We have experienced a 490% increase in funding for projects and innovative grants in Henrico Schools since 2016. As our involvement grows, so does our need for partners, donors, and passionate, caring staff members.

Our work in support of HCPS is more important than ever as principals and teachers look for new instructional strategies and approaches to strengthen public schools and ignite student learning. Each employee contributes directly to the accomplishments of our goals and we hope you will take pride in being a member of our team.

Job Openings

Position Summary:

The Henrico Education Foundation is excited to provide after-school enrichment to elementary-age children attending select Henrico County schools. Serving participants in the schools they attend, our program focuses on engaging and empowering children through activities that support their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. Our after-school Program Leaders are responsible for a designated group of children, planning and implementing a variety of activities while developing positive, nurturing relationships.

Essential Functions:

  1. Engages all assigned children, ensuring a high level of participation in activities.
  2. Develops appropriate relationships with children and families to better understand and meet the needs of individual children.
  3. Ensures the safety of children in assigned group.
  4. Provides assistance with homework and encourages academic progress.
  5. Designs and delivers program lesson plans in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.
  6. Provides active and attentive supervision, staying alert at all times.
  7. Serves as a positive role model, demonstrates professional behavior, and understands positive youth development approaches to the academic and social development of youth.
  8. Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.
  9. Promotes a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others. Maintains transparent, on-going communication with supervisor.
  10. Maintains accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.
  11. Communicates regularly with parents; attends school events as designated by supervisor.
  12. Adheres to the Learning and Discovery Program policies and procedures.


  • Meet the requirements of Program Leader as detailed in the Virginia Regulations for Licensed Child Day Centers.
  • Experience preferred in delivering programs in one or more of the following areas: songs/music, arts/crafts,
    science, math, literacy, drama, physical education.
  • At least 18 years of age with reliable transportation and a history of dependability.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.

Additional Information:

  • Job Title: Program Counselor – Learning & Discovery/Community Learning Center Programs
  • Part Time: average of 20 hours per week
  • Reports to: Center Director


The Development Director for Scholarships and Endowed Gifts will work with the Chief Development Officer to foster a culture of philanthropy and assist with advancing the mission of the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF). This will be accomplished through excellent, energetic fundraising, relationship building and a strong social media presence. The position is responsible for the management of and fundraising for the Henrico Students of Promise Scholarship Fund as well as overseeing and leading philanthropy for HEF’s other endowed funds. This individual will cultivate donor relationships, lead special fundraising campaigns, events and crowd funding initiatives specific to scholarships and endowed gifts. The position requires a true relationship builder with a creative approach, who can work both independently and with a team. This position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate the Henrico Students of Promise Scholarship campaign, as well as fundraising campaigns for HEF’s other endowed funds and scholarships;
  • Develop, implement and lead a comprehensive fundraising strategy for scholarships and endowed gifts – including funding proposals, stewardship plans and other correspondence with donors and prospects;
  • Plan and execute donor cultivation events;
  • Lead research on major donors and prospect profiles for scholarship funds and endowed gifts;
  • Serve as primary point person for scholarships and endowed funds, maintaining all donor agreements, relationships and prospect records;
  • Support the execution of the strategic plan as it relates to scholarships and endowed gifts in collaboration with the development team;
  • Maintain highly organized filing system – including but not limited to: donors, granting agencies, business contracts, and other key records;
  • Oversee the creation and production of fundraising materials for scholarships, planned giving and endowed gifts;
  • Work with the Communications Specialist to develop PR initiatives, crowd funding campaigns, social media posts, and other communications related to scholarships and endowed funds;
  • Provide regular detailed reports to the Chief Development Officer;
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to coordinate multiple projects, work as a team player in a fast-paced environment and will enjoy working with people, especially high-profile donors;
  • Actively participate as a positive member of the HEF team, meeting, or exceeding team standards, including but not limited to the following:
    • Contribute willingly to every “all hands” projects including special events, annual report, donor mailings, and development, marketing and PR materials etc.
    • Attend, participate and contribute in all staff/committee meetings and other foundation events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • A minimum of three years of fundraising experience (individual gift experience preferred);
  • Ability to write clear, compelling narrative for materials;
  • Strong analytical skills, with capacity to self-motivate and work independently;
  • Experience with data management programs and donor systems; Excellent computer skills related to the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Ability to work nights and weekends on occasion as required;
  • Must have a keen eye for detail, accuracy and consistency;
  • Possess excellent organization and multi-tasking skills;
  • Must be able to recognize confidential information and maintain confidentiality;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills including decision making and problem-solving abilities;
  • Experience working with volunteers a plus.

Additional Information:

  • Job Type: Full Time – 40 hours per week.
  • Reports to: Chief Development Officer.
  • Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental and 403B Retirement plan and Match.
  • Generous PTO, Sick Leave and 14 paid holidays.
  • Job Location: Henrico County, VA.
  • Foundation works year-round and does not follow Henrico County Public Schools summer hours.

To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to: Jay Shively, Chief Development Officer at . No phone calls please.

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Henrico Education Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Henrico Education Foundation, Inc. complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. HEF will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of any characteristic protected under applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to the following:

  • Recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, and demotion;
  • Training, development, and educational assistance;
  • Compensation and benefits;
  • Discipline;
  • Termination of employment.

Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of Henrico Education Foundation, Inc. (HEF), are based solely on the individual's qualifications, merit, behavior, and performance without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

HEF fully complies with the reasonable accommodation requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.