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National

Staff Accountant

Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our finance team. Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of accounting tasks? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search? We may have the perfect career for you.

Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors for 12+ years no matter what.

We are committed to expanding our model across the country and plan to have a total of twenty-five locations by 2025. The Finance team performs the accounting functions for the National Friends of the Children organization and chapters throughout the country. The Staff Accountant supports developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including reconciling and recording monthly transactions for both national and the chapters.

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Professional Mentor "Friend" (Charlotte, NC)

Thompson Child & Family Focus is seeking a Professional Mentor (Friend) to join our growing team. Friends of the Children is an evidence-based national program model that employs and trains salaried, Professional Mentors called Friends. The Professional Mentor works intensively with eight (8) children as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting and sustained relationship with each child. For each child, the Professional Mentor will set positive expectations; nurture and promote their strengths, talents and abilities; help assure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior. This position will fully document activities and participate in an ongoing evaluation process. Professional Mentors will work primarily one-on-one with their children. The Professional Mentor must also know, understand, honor and support the program’s mission, vision, values, principles and policies, and be able to clearly articulate the program’s function.

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Foster Care Professional Mentor "Friend" (Charlotte, NC)

Thompson Child & Family Focus is seeking a Professional Mentor (Friend) to join our growing team. Friends of the Children is an evidence-based national program model that employs and trains salaried, Professional Mentors called Friends. The Professional Mentor works intensively with eight (8) children as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting and sustained relationship with each child. For each child, the Professional Mentor will set positive expectations; nurture and promote their strengths, talents and abilities; help assure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior. This position will fully document activities and participate in an ongoing evaluation process. Professional Mentors will work primarily one-on-one with their children. The Professional Mentor must also know, understand, honor and support the program’s mission, vision, values, principles and policies, and be able to clearly articulate the program’s function.

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Boston

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager role is the first face that stakeholders, including program youth, see when they arrive to the office. The role is critical to ensuring more behind the scenes, smooth day-to-day operations at the organization. This role is responsible for providing high-level administrative support and special projects management for the organization, performing finance and HR-related duties on a professional level, and is also responsible for overall office activities. The role reports to the Chief of Staff.

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Assistant Director of Program and Evaluation

We are seeking a results-driven Assistant Director of Program and Evaluation to help lead the organization in next level programmatic implementation and evaluation. This person is charged with direct supervision of Adolescent programming staff, oversee all adolescent cohort-wide activities and programming (individual and group), cultivating and managing relationship with other nonprofit partners and area schools for intern recruitment, and management of evaluation systems that measure Friends-Boston’s effectiveness to help children graduate high school and obtain post-secondary educational success. The Assistant Director of Programming and Evaluation reports to the Director of Program and is an integral member of the organizational leadership team.

To apply, submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this position to hiring@friendsboston.org. Friends of the Children-Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Central Oregon

Executive Director

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and community knowledge to lead Friends of the Children in Central Oregon. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+years, no matter what. As Executive Director for the Central Oregon chapter, you will work with community leaders, schools, non-profit partners, and investors to have a significant impact on foster care and inter-generational poverty in Central Oregon.

Our Executive Director will be a passionate advocate for children and families facing life's greatest challenges and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and success of our outcomes. They will be a dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization and will excel at networking and fundraising with major donors, corporate leaders, foundations, and the communities we serve. They will serve a key role in advancing diversity, equality & inclusion and antiracism.

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Chicago

Development Coordinator

Friends of the Children-Chicago is currently seeking an enthusiastic professional to embark on a new career journey as a Development Coordinator to start in winter 2021. The Development Coordinator will support the development strategies of the organization, with a special emphasis on development operations, donor services, database management, donor communications, and event implementation.

The Development Coordinator (DC) is responsible for supporting fundraising activities in a fast-paced, start-up environment at the direction of the Development Director. The DC maintains the fundraising database, ensures accurate donor records, and provides administrative support to the department. The DC also implements donor communications including gift acknowledgments, social media, and fundraising appeals. The DC also implements small donor events and serves as a liaison to outside contractors for larger events.

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Program Director

Friends of the Children–Chicago is looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in tailoring and implementing a proven national model to the realities of Chicago’s most vulnerable families. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.  The Program Director will be relentlessly driven to manage and expand our innovative, evidence-based model in Chicago. They will be a fierce advocate for children facing systemic and institutional barriers and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and success of our outcomes. They will also develop close relationships with caregivers and the partner organizations who serve them, maximizing our program impact across both generations. The Program Director will work with community leaders and partner with organizations to change the way the world treats and views our most vulnerable youth.  They will lead and inspire mentors, implement the child selection process, and cultivate and maintain relationships with schools, families, and community.

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Detroit

Fund Development Director - Detroit

Friends of the Children – Detroit is seeking an extraordinary leader to take our fundraising and marketing efforts to the next level as Fund Development Director. The Friends’ innovative model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks and we have a recent opening in the Detroit chapter.

The Fund Development Director will be relentlessly driven to advance the Friends’ brand, achieve best-in-class marketing to reach prospective donors, and increase the organization’s fundraising capacity (through donor stewardship, events, and grant writing).

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Professional Mentor "Friend" (Detroit)

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Friend at our Detroit Chapter.

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Lane County

Professional Mentors (Friends)

We are currently seeking 2 mentors for our Childhood program (Kindergarten to 5th Grade) to serve as a positive adult role model to eight elementary children and develop loving, caring, and sustained relationships with each child. For each child, a Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote each child’s strength, talents, and abilities; help ensure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior. A Friend will fully document activities and participate in the ongoing evaluation process. Friends will work primarily one-on-one with their children, while also building trusting supportive relationships with parents/caregivers. A Friend must know, understand, honor, and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, and principles, and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function.

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Los Angeles

Professional Mentor (Friend)

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) is looking for a passionate, committed, professional mentor, who we call Friends, to support our mission to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with trained full-time professional mentors—12+ years—no matter what. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.

Basic Function:

A Friend works intensively with eight (8) children and their families as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting, and sustained relationship with the whole family. A Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote their strengths, talents, and abilities; help assure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior. A Friend will fully document activities and participate in an ongoing evaluation process. Friends will work primarily one-on-one with their children, and link and support their families to resources as appropriate. A Friend must also know, understand, honor, and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, principles, and policies, and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function.

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Development Officer

Position Objective:

Our Development Officer will be instrumental in accomplishing the fundraising goals of the chapter. They will work alongside our Development Director (DD), Executive Director (ED) and Board of Directors with support from our Friends and in coordination with the rest of the Friends National network, to actualize the organization’s fiscal goals and values.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Passion for serving youth facing the most challenging situations
  • Work effectively – with DD, ED, Board of Directors, and independently -- to identify and cultivate donors including individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Perform prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Manage grants calendar
  • Grant writing: draft grant applications as per donor guidelines
  • Grant reports: draft grant reports as per donor guidelines with input from ED, DD, and Program Directors
  • Develop and launch a basic communications plan that will focus on educating and raising visibility for donors and prospects. This should include social media channels, newsletters, annual reports, and mass e-mail correspondence.
  • Manage basic website updates
  • Manage eTapestry database inputs and esports as required
  • Strive to ensure that organization’s commitment to equity is reflected in all decisions, communications, and processes
  • Excellent organization, time management, delegation and follow-up skills
  • Be willing and able to attend and actively participate in team meetings, staff functions, and development events
  • Possess commitment to extreme attention to detail, including but not limited to ability to implement self-checking procedures for data entry, produce accurate correspondence and reports, and produce and edit written materials accurately and consistently
  • Have excellent project management and organizational skills to routinely manage and prioritize daily work
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Have a passion for serving youth facing the most challenging situations
  • Be a self-starter with high level of initiative and willingness to learn
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be social media savvy

Essential Skills and Abilities:

Required Education, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience or 7 years equivalent experience required.
  • Two to three years of professional experience in sales and/or fundraising desired.

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children – Los Angeles hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

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New York

Social Media & Digital Marketing Coordinator

We are seeking a savvy digital marketer that is passionate about the mission of Friends New York and its potential to change the life trajectories of the families we serve. As the first professional mentoring organization in New York City and now the only chapter in the network that is also an anti-racist organization, Friends New York has worked successfully with allies of all races who believe in and stand for demanding equity for the most marginalized youth and families. If you are looking for a dynamic professional growth opportunity, Friends New York offers an exciting and challenging mission to embrace diversity while impacting social justice.

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Professional Mentor "Friend" - New York

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Friend at our New York Chapter.

At Friends of the Children, we put children first and use our values to change the way the world treats and views youth facing great barriers. As a Friend, you will nurture long-term relationships from a foundation of love, acceptance, and culturally-informed practice. Do you want to help eight of our youth discover their limitless potential, by fostering their internal resiliency? Are you ready to help build relationships within the communities of our youth and families to strengthen social networks and provide bridges to new opportunities? If so, the impactful role of a Friend might be for you.

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Portland

Accounting & Finance Manager

Friends of the Children-Portland is looking for an exceptional professional to join our finance team. Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of accounting tasks? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search? We may have the perfect career for you.

Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors for 12+ years no matter what.

The Accounting and Finance Manager is responsible to manage the day-to-day accounting and financial processes and deliverables. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Accounting and Finance Manager supervises members of the Finance team and, as necessary, interns and temporary staff to ensure that work is properly assigned and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and budgeting and forecasting activities. The Accounting and Finance Manager will collaborate and partner with director-level staff, and executive leadership to deliver on financial processes and initiatives.

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SW Washington

Professional Mentor "Friend"

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Friend at our SW Washington Chapter.

At Friends of the Children we put children first and use our values to change the way the world treats and views youth facing great barriers. As a Friend you will nurture long-term relationships from a foundation of love, acceptance, and culturally-informed practice. Do you want to help eight of our youth discover their limitless potential, by fostering their internal resiliency? Are you ready to help build relationships within the communities of our youth and families to strengthen social networks and provide bridges to new opportunities? If so, the impactful role of a Friend might be for you.

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San Francisco

Professional Mentor K-5 Progam

Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area (Friends-SF) is part of a growing national network of mentoring chapters with a proven long-term track record of helping children break the cycle of generational poverty.

We employ trained, full-time professional mentors – we call them “Friends” – to provide a stable, caring, and sustained relationship in each child’s life. Our program works to empower each child for 12-1/2 years, no matter what!

Each of our Professional Mentors develops intensive, long-term, trusting relationships with eight children utilizing a trauma informed lens in a classroom setting.

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Seattle

Executive Director

We are hiring a new executive director! This is an exciting time to join Friends-Seattle as it presents the new leader with the opportunity to oversee an ambitious growth plan while leading the organization’s efforts to nurture an anti-racist culture.

We are seeking a seasoned nonprofit executive with a genuine passion and enthusiasm for our mission to empower youth through long-term relationships with professional mentors. Previous experience working with and/or advocating for youth in similar communities we serve (whether local to South King County or elsewhere in the US) is essential.


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Tampa Bay

Executive Director

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and community knowledge to lead Friends of the Children in the Tampa Bay area. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. As Executive Director for the Tampa Bay area chapter, you will work with community leaders, schools, non-profit partners, and investors to have a significant impact on foster care and inter-generational poverty in Tampa Bay.

Our Executive Director will be a passionate advocate for children and families facing life's greatest challenges and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and success of our outcomes. They will be a dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization and will excel at networking and fundraising with major donors, corporate leaders, foundations, and the communities we serve. They will serve a key role in advancing diversity, equality & inclusion and antiracism.

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