Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and community knowledge to launch and lead Friends of the Children in Fargo. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country. As Executive Director you will work with community leaders, the foster care system, schools, and investors to have a significant foster care prevention and intervention impact in Fargo.
Our Executive Director will be a passionate advocate for children in foster care or children at risk of being in foster care, and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and success of our outcomes. She or he will be a dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization, and will excel at networking and fundraising with corporate leaders, foundations, major donors, and the communities we serve.
The ideal candidate will have a smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. He or she will be equally skilled at leading strategic planning, reviewing financial statements, overseeing program evaluation, and asking donors for financial support.
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.
Are you this amazing leader? Here’s what we have to offer you:
• Opportunity to help build an engaged, motivated Board that works hard, gives generously, and raises funds.
• Strong, cohesive National team support committed to innovation and high standards.
• A team of talented employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary and impactful organization.
• Respect for work-life balance. You’ll work hard, and we expect you to recharge your batteries.
• A comprehensive benefit package.
• Most of all, you get to lead an exceptional organization that helps children facing incredible odds change their life story every day.
At Friends of the Children – Fargo you get to think globally and act locally. You will be part of an established growing national network that provides professional mentors to thousands of children across the country. As Fargo’s Executive Director, you’ll receive expert support from our National team, which is located in Portland, Oregon. You’ll also work with a talented team of leaders from the 15 other sites, who collaborate to support the award-winning national scaling plan.
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Friends of the Children 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 hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.