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 – Phoenix is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and operational skills as we establish and grow our new location headquartered in Phoenix. 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…
Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Coachella Valley, and we are looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our program in the region. 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 young people across…
Friends of the Children – Coachella Valley (Friends – Coachella Valley), is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and operational skills as we establish and grow our new Coachella Valley location. 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 children across…
The Antelope Valley site of Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends L.A.) is looking for passionate, committed, professional mentors, 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. Basic Function: A Friend
The South Bay (Long Beach, Harbor Cities, Hawthorne) site of Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends L.A.) is looking for passionate, committed, professional mentors, 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…
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 poverty…
The San Gabriel Valley - Pasadena, Glendora site of Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends L.A.) is looking for passionate, committed, professional mentors, 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. Basic
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, paid, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary…
The Organization Friends of the Children - Chicago is part of a national mentoring organization currently serving 20 communities and still expanding. Our model is to impact generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We provide children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from…
Friends of the Children-Chicago is part of a national mentoring organization currently serving 29 communities and still expanding! We pair kindergartners facing the greatest obstacles with long-term, salaried, professional mentors, who we call “Friends.” Mentors support the emotional, social, and academic growth of our youth, empowering them to have the skills and resilience to thrive. We walk…
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 Fund Development Director will be relentlessly…
PROFESSIONAL MENTOR “FRIENDS” SEARCH 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…
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…
Education Engagement Specialist Friends of the Children is a nonprofit 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, from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking a highly…
Family Engagement Specialist Friends of the Children is a nonprofit 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, from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an…
Friends of the Children Central Oregon seeks to hire individuals who share our values. This new position will join a team of committed and caring individuals working break generational cycles of poverty through a one-of-a-kind, long term mentoring program. 1. Program Leadership and Support (50%) A) Provide direct supervision of Friends, including managing performance of Friends on team…
Friends of the Children – Lane County is a vibrant, active chapter of a 30-year-old national professional mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers, by providing paid professional mentors to work with youth for 12+ years, from kindergarten through high school graduation, no matter what. Friends – Lane County…
Friends of the Children – Lane County is hiring a Lead Therapist to join our growing family. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor and Program Director, the individual will inform decisions made by administrative staff, provide connections to local services, provide crucial insight and perspective for the continued development of the Lane County chapter, and work to ensure organizational…
Friends of the Children – Lane County is a vibrant, active chapter of a 30-year-old national professional mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers, by providing paid professional mentors to work with youth for 12+ years, from kindergarten through high school graduation, no matter what. Friends – Lane County…
We are seeking a dynamic Clinical Supervisor (licensed as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT) passionate about our mission, interested in providing therapeutic leadership and administrative support within a young, growing organization. Friends – Lane County is an entrepreneurial organization currently serving over 300 people in Lane County and connected to 27 other Friends organizations providing similar…
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…
Friends of the Children- He Sapa has recently expanded to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a part-time mentor/relative (Friend) for our Friends of the Children-He Sapa's newest location Friends of the Children-Oglala Lakota Nation. Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting…
Friends of the Children- He Sapa has recently expanded to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a mentor/relative (Friend) for our Friends of the Children-He Sapa's newest location Friends of the Children-Oglala Lakota Nation. Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change…
Friends of the Children- He Sapa is currently seeking two extraordinary professionals to embark on a new career journey as a mentors/relatives (Friends) for our Friends of the Children-He Sapa's in Rapid City. 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…
Friends of the Children – Tacoma is a vibrant, active chapter of a 30-year-old national professional mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers, by providing paid professional mentors to work with youth for 12+ years, from kindergarten through high school graduation Friends - Tacoma is looking for passionate…
Basic Function: The HR & Administrative Specialist works in an office setting most days in which interactions with other team members, program youth and their families, and members of the community may occur. The HR & Administrative Specialist will assist in completing a variety of tasks that support the program and the general operations of the organization. The HR & Administrative…
Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors—12+ years, no matter what. Unlike other programs, we exclusively focus on children who are also facing many systemic obstacles for whom short-term solutions and single-programmatic solutions will not work. Throughout the 12+ years in the program…
Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors—12+ years, no matter what. Unlike other programs, we exclusively focus on children who are also facing many systemic obstacles for whom short-term solutions and single-programmatic solutions will not work. Throughout the 12+ years in the program…
Development & Marketing Coordinator Launched as a chapter in 2020, our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors—12+ years, no matter what. Unlike other programs, we exclusively focus on children who are also facing many systemic obstacles for whom short-term solutions and…