Executive Director - Central Oregon

Bend, OR

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. 

The Central Oregon chapter covers a vast geographical area with unique rural facets. The ideal candidate will have experience in working with rural community leaders, caregivers, families and children, understanding the highly transient nature of the service population and the unique disparities amongst the communities served. The ideal candidate will also have a smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. They 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 the youth, families and communities impacted by our work.

 Are you this amazing leader? Here's what we have to offer you:

  • Opportunity to work with 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.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • 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 you will 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 the Executive Director for Friends of the Children Central Oregon, 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 other locations across the country, who collaborate to support implementation of the model and our award-winning national scaling plan.

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child's story: One Friend. One Child. 12+ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

To know more about Friends of the Children go to: https://friendscentraloregon.org/

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.