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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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Senior 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 Senior Accountant is responsible for 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 general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, and the support of budget and forecast activities for National and our growing network of 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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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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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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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

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

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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Tacoma

Professional Mentor

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 ½ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Friend at our Tacoma 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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