Join a team that always puts children first, builds relationships on love, advances equity, is committed to empowerment, and pursues our goals relentlessly. You will strengthen a team that is dedicated, passionate, and humbled by the opportunity to serve children and families impacted by foster care systems.

Note: Due to a high volume of interest, we are not able to contact each interested applicant. If selected for consideration, candidates will be contacted to discuss our recruitment process and next steps. No calls or emails, please.

Professional Mentor (Friend) - Antelope Valley

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 for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.

Basic Function:

A Friend works intensively with eight (8) children and their families as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting, and sustained relationship with the whole family. A Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote their strengths, talents, and abilities; help assure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior. A Friend will fully document activities and participate in an ongoing evaluation process. Friends will work primarily one-on-one with their children, and link and support their families to resources as appropriate. A Friend must also know, understand, honor, and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, principles, and policies, and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function.

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Development Manager

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) seeks a dynamic and creative professional to serve as Development Manager, reporting to the Director of Development. This individual will serve as part of a growing team that is committed to expanding philanthropic support for our mission.

As the team and the organization are growing quickly, the Development Manager is expected to support and participate in donor/prospect engagement, including donor communications, production of cultivation events (e.g., virtual, informal gatherings, and large-scale events), and managing & building internal fundraising processes as we continue to expand operations. If you have experience in nonprofit development and a commitment to supporting youth and families impacted by foster care, we encourage you to apply.

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Director of Development

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) is seeking an experienced Director of Development (DD) with management experience, expertise with diverse funding streams including foundations and individual donors, and an enthusiasm for our mission eager to create and implement targeted fundraising strategies for our growing organization.

The DD is accountable for all revenue goals and is responsible for consistently monitoring progress and adjusting work plans to achieve goals. The DD is responsible for the successful identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals and corporations with significant capacity to give. The DD will lead all local communications initiatives, including donor stewardship, community awareness, events planning, social media, and internal and external communications.

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Professional Mentor (Friend) - Los Angeles

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 for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.

Basic Function:

A Friend works intensively with eight (8) children and their families as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting, and sustained relationship with the whole family. A Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote their strengths, talents, and abilities; help assure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior. A Friend will fully document activities and participate in an ongoing evaluation process. Friends will work primarily one-on-one with their children, and link and support their families to resources as appropriate. A Friend must also know, understand, honor, and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, principles, and policies, and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function.

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