Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change 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.

Career Opportunities

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) is looking for a passionate, committed, professional mentor, who we call Friends, to support our mission to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with trained full-time professional mentors—12+ years—no matter what. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational ...
Are you this amazing leader? Here’s what we have to offer you:   A committed Executive Director and Development Director who will partner with you to establish and grow the organization.  A team of talented employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary organization.&...
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 the Tampa Bay area. 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 ...
Friends of the Children-Chicago is currently seeking an enthusiastic professional to embark on a new career journey as a Development Coordinator to start in winter 2021. The Development Coordinator will support the development strategies of the organization, with a special emphasis on development operations, donor services, database management, donor communications, and event implementation...
Friends of the Children–Chicago is looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in tailoring and implementing a proven national model to the realities of Chicago’s most vulnerable families. 
Friends of the Children—Detroit is looking for a passionate, committed licensed clinician to perform the role of Caregiver 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 ...
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an ...
Friends of the Children – Detroit is seeking an extraordinary leader to take our fundraising and marketing efforts to the next level as Fund Development Director. The Friends’ innovative model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks and we have a recent opening in the Detroit chapter. The ...
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 ...
Friends of the Children – Lane County is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently ...
Friends of the Children is a youth-serving national nonprofit. Like all children, the youth we serve have unique talents, varied interests and big dreams. Unlike other programs, we exclusively focus on children who are also facing many systemic obstacles. Children who have experienced multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by the time they reach kindergarten. Children in foster care. ...
Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our finance team.  Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of accounting tasks? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search?  We may have the perfect career for you. Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing ...
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an ...