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.

Open Positions

Executive Assistant/Office Manager - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our Los Angeles team.  Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of administrative support 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 children who face the most barriers by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across ...

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Program Director - Friends of the Children - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Friends of the Children—Los Angeles (Friends L.A.) is looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining programming in Metro/South Los Angeles. 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 innovative, evidence-...

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Grants Writer (Contract or Contract to Hire) GA2

Atlanta, GA

Friends of the Children National is looking for an extraordinary individual to step into an already-successful grant-writing organization and take us to the next level with our national grants program: supporting the work to grow our impact from 1,400 to 7,500 youth and caregivers nation-wide on a contract or contract to hire basis. Our next Grants Writer will be a passionate advocate for children facing the most obstacles, and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission...

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Executive Assistant - Friends of the Children - NY

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 Executive Assistant provides ...

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Professional Mentor (Friends) - Lane County

Eugene, OR

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 extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Friend at our Lane County Chapter. &...

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Program Director - Lane County

Eugene, OR

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

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Operations Manager - Lane County

Eugene, OR

Friends of the Children – Lane County is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and operational skills as we establish and grow our new chapter in Lane County.  Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.  As our Operations Manager you will support human resources, finance, information technology and other enabling ...

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Grants Writer (Contract or Contract to Hire)

Portland, OR

Friends of the Children National is looking for an extraordinary individual to step into an already-successful grant-writing organization and take us to the next level with our national grants program: supporting the work to grow our impact from 1,400 to 7,500 youth and caregivers nation-wide on a contract or contract to hire basis. Our next Grants Writer will be a passionate advocate for children facing the most obstacles, and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission...

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Grants Writer (Contract or Contract to Hire) UT1

Salt Lake City, UT

Friends of the Children National is looking for an extraordinary individual to step into an already-successful grant-writing organization and take us to the next level with our national grants program: supporting the work to grow our impact from 1,400 to 7,500 youth and caregivers nation-wide on a contract or contract to hire basis. Our next Grants Writer will be a passionate advocate for children facing the most obstacles, and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission...

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