Friends of the Children–Portland is committed to our community, equal employment opportunity and diversity in our workplace. Explore our positions here: FriendsPDX Career Opportunities

We are currently hiring for:

Program Manager of Future Pathways

Position Overview

We are seeking candidates to fill a newly created position at Friends of the Children-Portland dedicated to the success of program youth in high school and as they transition to post-secondary education. The Future Pathways Manager will report to the Director of Youth Engagement and Future Pathways and will work individually with youth, starting in middle school, to help ensure completion of credits/requirements for on-time high school graduation, providing intensive support not readily available in schools. This includes tracking of progress toward graduation and collaborating with schools on credit-earning options available through our program. In preparation for college, this person will possess expertise in such topics as the college admissions process, financial aid, work-study, college expectations, college visits, and expediting the transition to college life.

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will report directly to the Executive Director and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the Finance division. The CFO will effectively direct and oversee all financial activities of the organization, direct the preparation of current financial reports/summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth. These responsibilities will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal, financial modeling, investor relationships, and audit financing. The ideal candidate is an inspiring leader of leaders and brings a background in non-profits that demonstrates vision, leadership, enterprise cohesion, systems thinking, growth mindset, collaboration, and an entrepreneurial spirit in the non-profit arena and beyond.

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Youth Engagement Specialist

As a Youth Engagement Specialist, you will...

  • Play an essential role in the Youth Engagement and Empowerment Team! Their primary responsibility is to build relationships with youth, families, and staff across the entire Program Team and to create continuity and intentionality of service for youth in their care.
  • Be assigned to specific youth or Professional Mentors who we call, “Friends” You will go on 3-4 outings per week with Mentors and youth to observe Mentors in their role and build relationships with youth.
  • Serve as a conduit between the youth and the Youth Engagement Team whose primary function includes elevating our youth’s voices and ideas into group activities and spaces as well as their understanding of the many opportunities offered by FriendsPDX!
  • Support in a 1:1 capacity the youth whose Mentors either go on vacation or leave the organization.
  • Serve as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting, and sustained relationship with each youth.
  • Support the Youth Engagement and Empowerment Team by participating in all Team meetings, by planning and leading group activities, and supporting all group spaces or events.
  • 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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Professional Mentor

Our Professional Mentors, who we call "Friends," work intensively to develop a loving, caring, and sustained relationships with a roster of 8-10 youth ranging in age from K-12th grade.

For every youth, a Friend will:

  • Set positive expectations
  • Spend time weekly: one-on-one, in the classroom, on "outings" in the community, and group activities
  • Nurture and promote their strength, talents, and abilities
  • Help ensure physical and emotional well-being
  • Teach life and academic skills
  • Provide enrichment activities
  • Model responsible behavior and boundaries
  • Develop positive relationships with families, teachers and others involved in each youth’s life
  • Devote a cumulative amount of time - between direct and indirect service - of a minimum of 4 hours per week per youth
  • Fully document all youth service efforts
  • Participate in an ongoing reflection, observation, and evaluation process
  • Work directly with each of their youth in both one-on-one and in group settings
  • Work directly and indirectly collaborating and intentionally planning together with the other adults in the youth’s life
  • Know, understand, honor, and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, and principles, and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function.
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