Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the most obstacles the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,”

Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has dreams of doing big things. They have unique talents, and they face obstacles—sometimes a lot more obstacles. Any child in any situation can succeed, even those facing the most obstacles. Our youth go on to become leaders in their communities and successful in their careers. This has ripple effects to their siblings, peers and neighbors, but also to their children, breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

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 ½ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

Are you the next one to join our growing network? We have openings for the following positions.

Open Positions

Program Director - Friends of the Children

Antelope Valley, CA

Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Antelope Valley and we are looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining programming in Antelope Valley.  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 i ...

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Professional Mentor "Friend"

Harlem, NY

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no m ...

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Program Manager

Harlem, NY

Friends of the Children New York is a chapter of a national organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. We select the highest-risk children in Harlem and the South Bronx and commit to working with those children from kindergarten to graduation. For more information about FriendsNY, please visit our website: www.friendsnewyork.org. We are seeking a h ...

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Director of Development

New York City, NY

Friends of the Children NY is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no matter wh ...

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Senior Donor Engagement Manager

New York City, NY

Friends of the Children NY is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no matter wh ...

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Professional Mentor "Friend"

Bend, OR

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children 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 ex ...

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Bilingual Professional Mentor "Friend"

Bend, OR

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children 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 ex ...

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Professional Mentor "Friend" Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, OR

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children 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 Klamath Basin Ch ...

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Executive Director-Lowcountry

Bluffton, SC

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 the South Carolina Lowcountry Region. 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 c ...

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Program Director Lowcountry

Bluffton, SC

Friends of the Children has recently expanded to the South Carolina Lowcountry Region and we are looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our program in Lowcountry.  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 ...

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Bilingual Professional Mentor (Foster Care)

Austin, TX

Friends of the Children - Austin is one of the newest chapters of a 25 year old national professional mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing professional mentors to the most vulnerable youth in our community for 12.5 years, kindergarten through high school graduation. We employ trained, full-time, salaried mentors called “Friends” to provide a stable, caring and sustainable relationshi ...

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