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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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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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Klamath

Professional Mentor ("Friend") - Klamath Falls

We are currently seeking a full-time mentor ("Friend") to serve as a positive adult role model to eight elementary children. The 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.

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Los Angeles

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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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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SW Washington

Family and Community Engagement Specialist

Friends of the Children has recently launched a new chapter in SW Washington and we are looking for a passionate, committed professional to perform the role of Family and Community 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 Family and Community Engagement Specialist will be tasked to support the establishment and expansion of our innovative, evidence-based model in SW Washington. They will partner closely 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. They 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. They 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 Family and Community 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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Tacoma

Development Manager (Contract to Hire)

Friends of the Children – Tacoma is currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Development Manager. The Development Manager is responsible for carrying out Friends of the Children - Tacoma's fundraising strategies through annual fund campaigns and special events. The ideal candidate has the ability to research, design/develop, implement, and sustain traditional and creative fundraising strategies and programs to advance the organization’s profile in the community and maximize resource development efforts.

This role ensures that all Development activities are consistent with the organization’s mission, vision and values. This position works closely with the Executive Director to meet annual revenue goals. The Development Manager is a member of the Friends of the Children – Tacoma leadership team.

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Program Director

Friends of the Children -Tacoma is looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our program in Tacoma. 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 Tacoma. 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.

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Tampa Bay

Operations Director

Friends of the Children – Tampa is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and administrative skills as we grow our chapter in Tampa. 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 Tampa Operations Director, 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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