Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Helios Education Foundation. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a passion for education and a commitment to our people. We believe in creating a positive, high energy work environment where individuals who believe in our mission and share our values are able to thrive, have fun and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

Helios Education Foundation believes every individual in Arizona and Florida should have the opportunity to attend and be prepared to succeed in postsecondary education. In order to create those opportunities, the Foundation strategically partners with organizations and institutions to improve student academic preparedness across the education continuum and to foster a high expectation, college-going culture for all students.

The Foundation views its role as much more than a grant-making organization, but as an actively engaged partner, working in communities across Arizona and Florida contributing its expertise and resources to improve education systems and set more students on a path to completing a postsecondary license, certificate or degree.

Partnerships are cultivated and strategically aligned to advance the Foundation’s priorities in Early Grade Success, College and Career Readiness and Postsecondary Completion. 

We currently have two open positions.

Program Associate - Tampa Office

The successful candidate for our Program Associate position must have a deep commitment to the overall mission of the Foundation, its programs, and an approach consistent with the Foundation’s guiding values.  This position will contribute to the Foundation’s goals by being a collaborative member of the Community Impact Center of Excellence.  This includes assisting the Community Impact (CI) Vice Presidents and Director of Program Services across the education continuum.  The position provides program development, project management and technical support as needed to increase the capacity of the program staff in conceptualizing, initiating, implementing and overseeing complex community investments.  Duties of this position include assisting CI Vice Presidents in the development and management of strategic community investments, strategically planning, attending and documenting meetings including grantee site visits, responding to community inquiries, and preparing and maintaining program documents and files within the grants management software system. This position receives direction from the Director of Program Services.  This position is located in the Tampa, Florida office.

The Candidate

Candidates for this position must have a Bachelor’s degree in education, business, non-profit or related field along with five (5) years of related experience in a progressively responsible nonprofit or program development support position.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience with project management, grant making skills and experience in an education-related field.  This candidate will have the ability to provide support to the Community Impact team through collaboration, cooperation both internally and externally and through managing challenges; sorting through information, identifying relevancy and/ or interpreting meaning; possessing strong communication skills, both oral and written for multiple audiences and purposes; and familiarity with and a commitment to education and education issues.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Noel McClain, Human Capital & Workplace Operations Director, at hr@helios.org (subject line “Program Associate – Tampa Search”); or Helios Education Foundation, 2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 500, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.  Credentials will be accepted until a sufficient number of competitive candidates has been received.  Candidate credentials will be reviewed as they are received.  Closing date to submit credentials is July 7, 2017.  Only candidates selected for an interview for this position will be contacted by the Foundation. 


Administrative Assistant - Phoenix Office

The successful candidate for our Administrative Assistant must have a deep commitment to the overall mission of the Foundation, its programs, and an approach consistent with the Foundation’s guiding values.  This position contributes to the Foundation’s goals by providing multi-dimensional administrative and logistical support for the effective operation of the Community Impact (CI) Center of Excellence in the Phoenix office.  The position will assist in prioritizing meetings, multiple projects, deadlines and tasks, manage multiple calendars and travel for the CI team.  These duties may require the utmost discretion and may include items of a confidential nature. There will be regular interaction for this position with community leaders and partners, grantees, government officials, consultants, and staff (at all levels). In addition, this position may assist other administrative staff in general office duties and facilities requests as needed.  This position receives direction from the Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer.

The Candidate

Candidates for this position must have a high school diploma, or G.E.D. with at least 4 years of progressively responsible administrative secretarial experience.  Experience in a non-profit or grantmaking and/or education related organization is preferred.  The ideal candidate must have strong interpersonal and business communication (written and oral) skills.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Noel McClain, Human Capital & Workplace Operations Director, at hr@helios.org (subject line “Administrative Assistant – Phoenix - Search”); or Helios Education Foundation, 2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 500, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.  Cover letters of interest and resumes must be received no later than Friday, June 23, 2017, for first review and to be considered.  Candidate credentials will be reviewed as they are received.  Only candidates selected for an interview for this position will be contacted by the Foundation. 

We offer salary commensurate with education and experience, health, dental and disability insurance, pension and 403(b) plans; competitive vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules; and a collegial, family-friendly work environment.

Helios Education Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively committed to building a diverse staff and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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