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National

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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Austin

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Bilingual Professional Mentor

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Boston

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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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 their Achievers. They understand and are comfortable with navigating through complex situations. They believe that all children have the capacity to succeed and will do whatever it takes to support them in doing so. They understand that circumstances of poverty are delicate and complex and they must be comfortable supporting Achievers despite of barriers that may be in the way. Lastly, they believe in outcomes-driven methodologies and will use data to track progress towards organizational outcomes.

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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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Detroit

Caregiver Engagement Specialist – Detroit

Friends of the Children—Detroit is 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 Wayne County. 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 Detroit 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" (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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Los Angeles

Professional Mentor (Friend) - Antelope Valley

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 Manager

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) seeks a dynamic and creative professional to serve as Development Manager, reporting to the Director of Development. This individual will serve as part of a growing team that is committed to expanding philanthropic support for our mission.

As the team and the organization are growing quickly, the Development Manager is expected to support and participate in donor/prospect engagement, including donor communications, production of cultivation events (e.g., virtual, informal gatherings, and large-scale events), and managing & building internal fundraising processes as we continue to expand operations. If you have experience in nonprofit development and a commitment to supporting youth and families impacted by foster care, we encourage you to apply.

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Director of Development

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) is seeking an experienced Director of Development (DD) with management experience, expertise with diverse funding streams including foundations and individual donors, and an enthusiasm for our mission eager to create and implement targeted fundraising strategies for our growing organization.

The DD is accountable for all revenue goals and is responsible for consistently monitoring progress and adjusting work plans to achieve goals. The DD is responsible for the successful identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals and corporations with significant capacity to give. The DD will lead all local communications initiatives, including donor stewardship, community awareness, events planning, social media, and internal and external communications.

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Professional Mentor (Friend) - Los Angeles

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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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

Direct Service Training Program Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly skilled, relational Manager who is excited to join our team, support our staff and walk alongside the youth and families we serve! If you love to build on the strengths and develop growth areas of employees who are driven by heart and compassion, this is the job for you! We need you to thrive in an ever-changing environment, live, walk and talk equity and have a commitment to personal and professional growth for yourself and the team you will supervise. Sound good? We think so!

The Direct Service Training Manager is experienced in devising our Program training strategy, oversee its implementation and assess its outcomes. You will identify training and development needs and drive suitable training initiative. The Direct Service Training Manager is responsible for supervising, guiding and supporting Friends. The Direct Service Training Manager is a role model and mentor for Friends, acts as a team facilitator and organizational motivator, and facilitates effective communication in all directions. The Direct Service Training Manager is responsible for supporting the Associate Director of Program Employee Development with hiring, onboarding of All New Friends and supervision of the Friends on their team. A Program Manager must know, understand, honor and support the organization’s mission, vision, values and principles, be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function, and must have a demonstrated desire to positively participate in the management of the organization.

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Senior Accountant

Friends of the Children - Portland 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.

The Senior Accountant supports the Accounting and Finance Manager in all aspects of financial reporting for Friends of the Children - Portland. The position is responsible for adhering to accounting principles and developing and maintaining practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The position engages in a multitude of deadline-driven accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, and budgeting and planning. The position supports grant budgeting, reporting, and compliance; bi-monthly payroll runs; treasury activities; and special planning and analysis projects. The position reviews some work of the Staff Accountant, who is responsible for A/R, A/P, and revenue accounting. The position will also serve as a critical back up resource to both the Accounting and Finance Manager and Staff Accountant.

The Finance Department serves Friends of the Children - Portland and Friends of the Children - Portland Foundation.

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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

Program Operations Assistant

We are seeking an individual to help our growing organization serve our children and families. A successful Program Operations Assistant is highly organized, flexible, reliable, with a positive outlook, strong communications skills and ability to work effectively with others as well as motivated by the opportunity to help children and families break the generational cycle of poverty.

The Program Operations Assistant will report directly to our Director of Operations with dotted line reporting to our Director of Programs. This role provides administrative and logistical support to the Program Leadership Team, which includes our Director of Programs, Program Manager and two Team Leads.

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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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Tacoma

Professional Mentor

Friends of the Children – Tacoma (Friends-Tacoma) is looking for passionate, committed, professional mentors, 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. Eligible candidates will be fierce advocates for children that come into contact with the foster care system, and equally effective in working with parents and caregivers to achieve their hopes and dreams.

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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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