Friends of the Children - Phoenix is committed to our community, equal employment opportunity and diversity in our workplace.

Professional Mentor - Friend

We pair a Professional Mentor, “Friend,” with eight kindergartners to serve as a positive adult role model, developing loving, caring, and sustained relationships with each child. Mentors support our youth's emotional, social, and academic growth, empowering them to have the skills and resilience to thrive. We walk beside our youth for 12.5 years – No Matter What.

A Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote each child’s strength, talents, and abilities; help ensure 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 the ongoing evaluation process. Friends will work primarily one-on-one with their children, while also building trusting supportive relationships with parents/caregivers. A Friend must know, understand, honor, and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, and principles and be able to articulate the organization’s function clearly.

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Executive Director

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate, committed leader to use their cultural knowledge, expertise, vision, and connection to the community to lead and grow Friends of the Children in Phoenix, Arizona.

Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with salaried professional mentors for 12+ years, no matter what.

As Executive Director for the Phoenix chapter that launched in 2022, you will work with community leaders, schools, non-profit partners, and investors to have a significant impact on foster care and intergenerational poverty in Arizona. 

More information on the position and how to apply is available at the link below.

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