Program Director Friends of the Children - Central Oregon (Deschutes, Crook, & Jefferson Counties)

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Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Central Oregon and we are looking for a passionate committed Program Director to take the lead and in coordinating, implementing and sustaining programming in Central Oregon.  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 Program Director you will be relentlessly driven to establish and expand our innovative evidence based model in Central Oregon.  He or she will lead and inspire mentors, implement the child selection process, and cultivate and maintain relationships with schools, families and the community.

The ideal candidate will have a smart head for business, 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 facing the highest risks.

The Program Director will work closely with the Executive Director, and will help guide the organization through our planned expansion.

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a lean management team with an energetic, whatever-it-takes, start-up approach?  Here’s what we have to offer you:

  • A committed Executive Director who will partner with you to establish and grow the organization.
  • The ability to implement and supervise a proven, evidence-based mentoring model.
  • 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 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 – Central Oregon you get to think globally and act locally. We are a new chapter within a growing established national network that provides professional mentors to thousands of children across the country.  As Program 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 14 other sites, who collaborate to support the award-winning National scaling plan.

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.

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