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National

National Accounts Payable Clerk (Part-Time)

Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our finance team. Do you have keen attention to detail and are you ready use your skills to support a growing nonprofit network? Are you looking to work part-time (20 hrs per week)? We may have the perfect career for you.

We are committed to expanding our model across the country and plan to have a total of twenty-five locations by 2025. The Finance Department performs the accounting functions for the National Friends of the Children organization and chapters throughout the country. The National AP Clerk partners with our National AP Specialist to complete the disbursement process including review, coding, and check preparation for all vendor payments and employee expense reports for all the chapters. This person will also prepare and code deposits, code credit as well as card payments.

The working hours for this position will be approximately 20 hours Tuesday-Friday during regular working hours.

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Program Director (Lane County Oregon)

Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Lane County and we are looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our program in Lane County. 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 establish and expand our innovative, evidence-based model in Lane County. 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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Professional Mentor "Friend" (Lane County Oregon)

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 Lane County Chapter.

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Operations Manager (Lane County Oregon)

Friends of the Children–Lane County is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and operational skills as we establish and grow our new chapter in Lane County. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country. As our Operations Manager, you will support human resources, finance, information technology and other enabling functions to ensure operations are established and are running optimally.

The ideal candidate will have a smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at implementing efficient processes and intentionally developing collaborative relationships over time with trust, empathy, and healthy communication.

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Boston

Elementary Youth Advocate/Professional Mentor

An Elementary Youth Advocate is a critical member of a team of support providers for a cohort of Achievers in grades 1-5. A Youth Advocate is responsible for being the primary “Friend” to 8 elementary school Achievers. The Youth Advocate ensures that the necessary life, home and school supports are available to help every Achiever eventually graduate high school and attend college. The Youth Advocate works collaboratively with other team members and reports directly to the Associate Director of Programs. An ideal candidate is someone who is relentless in pursuit of success for his/her/their Achievers. He/she/they understands and is comfortable with navigating through complex situations. He/she/they believe that all children have the capacity to succeed and will do whatever it takes to support them in doing so. He/she/they understand that circumstances of poverty are delicate and complex and he/she/they must be comfortable supporting Achievers despite barriers that may be in the way. Lastly, he/she/they believe in outcomes-driven methodologies and will use data to track progress towards organizational outcomes.

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Adolescent Youth Advocate/Professional Mentor

An Adolescent Youth Advocate is a critical member of a team of support providers for a cohort of Achievers in grades 6-12. A Youth Advocate is responsible for being the primary “Friend” to 10-12 adolescent Achievers. The Youth Advocate ensures that the necessary life, home and school supports are available to help every Achiever eventually graduate high school and attend college. The Youth Advocate works collaboratively with other team members and reports directly to the Associate Director of Programs. An ideal candidate is someone who is relentless in pursuit of success for his/her/their Achievers. He/she/they understands and is comfortable with navigating through complex situations. He/she/they believe that all children have the capacity to succeed and will do whatever it takes to support them in doing so. He/she/they understand that circumstances of poverty are delicate and complex and he/she/they must be comfortable supporting Achievers despite barriers that may be in the way. Lastly, he/she/they believe in outcomes-driven methodologies and will use data to track progress towards organizational outcomes.

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Fargo Moorhead

Part-Time Office Manager

Friends of the Children Fargo-Moorhead is seeking a passionate, committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and operational skills as we grow our local chapter. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing long-term professional mentors. As our Part-time Office Manager you will support human resources, finance, information technology and other enabling functions to ensure operations are established and are running optimally.

The ideal candidate will have a smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at implementing efficient processes and intentionally developing collaborative relationships over time with trust, empathy, and healthy communication. The right leader will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization’s mission is executed with full engagement of communities impacted by our work.

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Los Angeles

Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Los Angeles)

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

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Portland

Gift Processing Manager

The Gifts Processing Manager oversees the accurate and timely processing of gifts; maintains database integrity standards and best practices; identifies appropriate data tools and creates streamlined processes related to gift reporting and database maintenance; collaborates with the Development team on strategizing fundraising projects and new initiatives; provides logistical support for event planning; and produces reliable reports and queries.

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Professional Mentor "Friend" Portland

Friends of the Children–Portland is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving youth facing the most obstacles the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing youth in our program with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Friend at our Portland Chapter.

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Professional Mentor "Friend" Southwest Washington

Friends of the Children– Southwest Washington is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving youth facing the most obstacles the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing youth in our program with a long-term, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ 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.

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SW Washington

Caregiver Engagement Specialist

Friends of the Children has recently launched a new chapter in SW Washington and we are looking for a passionate, committed licensed clinician to perform the role of Caregiver Engagement Specialist to provide comprehensive resource navigation and direct service support to 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 Caregiver Engagement Specialist will be tasked to support the establishment and expansion of our innovative, evidence-based model in SW Washington. The Caregiver Engagement Specialist will partner closely with caregivers who have experienced significant trauma themselves, with community-based organizations, and with the mental health and foster care systems to build parental protective capacities and improve family stability. He or she will engage and empower caregivers to reach their individual goals for their families.

The ideal candidate will have a smart head for data, and be an innovative leader deeply connected to the communities we serve. He or she will be proactive, results-driven, and possess a sense of urgency while at the same time look to focus their entrepreneurial talents to make a real difference for children whose families are most at risk of entering the foster care system. The Caregiver Engagement Specialist will work closely with the Program Director (PD), and will help guide the SW Washington site’s implementation, assessment, and evaluation of our two-generation model of support. The right candidate will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization’s mission is executed with full engagement of communities impacted by our work.

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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 nine 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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