Established in 1993, Friends of the Children has a simple but remarkable goal: to provide the most vulnerable children a caring, supportive, and sustained relationship with an adult role model, called a Friend. Today Friends reaches thousands of children in communities across our nation. Our successful model is in 10 locations including Boston MA, Harlem and the South Bronx NY, Portland, Gresham and Klamath Falls, OR, San Francisco CA, Tampa Bay FL, and Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Thanks to our exceptional outcomes and relationships across the country, in 2016 and 2015 we have been named the Portland Business Journal’s #1 “Most Admired” Oregon nonprofit, and in 2014, we won the Social Impact Exchange National Business Plan competition in NYC, setting the stage for our scaling efforts.

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Director of Development

Los Angeles, CA

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate Director of Development (DD) to use their expertise, vision, and community knowledge to join the Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends – L.A.) team. 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. The DD will lead ...

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Development Manager - Friends of the Children LA

Los Angeles, CA

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends L.A.) is seeking a dynamic Development Manager to work in tandem with the Executive Director. Our Development Manger will be relentlessly driven in advancing the Friends L.A. brand to reach prospective and current donors, and increasing the organization’s fundraising reach throughout L.A. County. The ideal candidate will have a smart head for business, a creative and stylish spark, and a big heart for vulnerable children. They will be proactive an ...

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Professional Mentor - Chicago

Chicago, IL

Friends of the Children - Chicago is one of the newest chapters of a growing national mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who are the most vulnerable by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country and we have recently expanded to Chicago. We employ trained, full-time profess ...

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Professional Mentor / "Adolescent Friend Advisor"

Harlem, NY

Friends of the Children - New York is currently seeking a female professional mentor (we call them Friends) for our Harlem adolescent program to serve as a positive adult role model to ten to thirteen adolescent girls and develop loving, caring, and sustained relationships with each adolescent. A Friend works intensively with ten to thirteen vulnerable youth. As a ...

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Operations Manager

New York, NY

Friends of the Children New York is a chapter of a nationwide organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. We select the highest-risk children from Harlem and the South Bronx and commit to working with those children from kindergarten until high school gradation. Our motto – 12 years, no matter what. Basic Function / Position Objective:   The Office Manager supports the day-to-day functions of ou ...

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Professional Mentor - Chiloquin

Chiloquin, OR

Are you looking to make a lasting, measurable difference in the lives of children who need it most by developing intensive, long-term, trusting relationships? We employ trained, full-time, salaried mentors called “Friends” to provide a stable, caring and sustainable relationship in a child’s life. Friends of the Children - Klamath Basin is a well-established chapter of a 25-year old national professional mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational pover ...

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Professional Male Mentor "Friend" Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, OR

Friends of the Children - Klamath Basin is a well-established chapter 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 relatio ...

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Staff Accountant

Portland, OR

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 model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for chi ...

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Senior Accountant - Friends of the Children - National

Portland, OR

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 model is proven to break the cycle of generati ...

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National Program Director

Portland, OR

Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our National Program Team. We are seeking a National Program Director to join a small, nimble and mighty team to help us deliver, build and scale learning and development programs for our Friends. In this role you will also provide hiring support for our chapters. Reporting to the Chief Pr ...

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Male Professional Mentor

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 relationship i ...

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Male Bilingual Professional Mentor

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 relationship i ...

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Female Professional Mentor

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 relationsh ...

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Female Bilingual Professional Mentor

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 relationship i ...

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