Executive Director: Friends of the Children Philadelphia

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate, committed leader to use their lived experience, vision, and connection to the Philadelphia community to launch and lead Friends of the Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with salaried professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. As Executive Director for the Philadelphia chapter, you will work with community leaders, schools, non-profit partners, and investors to have a significant impact on foster care and intergenerational poverty in Philadelphia, specifically the North Philadelphia and Kensington area.

Our Philadelphia Executive Director will be a passionate advocate for children and families facing life’s greatest challenges and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and success of our outcomes. They will be dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization and will excel at networking and fundraising with major donors, corporate leaders, foundations, and the communities we serve. They will serve a key role in advancing diversity, equality and inclusion, and antiracism.

The ideal candidate will have experience in working with community leaders, caregivers, families, and children, understanding the unique disparities amongst the communities served. The ideal candidate will also have a smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at leading strategic planning, reviewing financial statements, overseeing program evaluation, and asking donors for financial support.

The right leader will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization’s mission is executed with full engagement of the youth, families and communities impacted by our work.

Are you this amazing leader? Here’s what we have to offer you:

  • Opportunity to work with an engaged, motivated Board that works hard, gives generously, and raises
  • A team of talented employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary and impactful organization.
  • Strong, cohesive National team support committed to innovation and high
  • Respect for work-life balance for yourself and others. You’ll bring your full self to work and lead by example by integrating work and personal life with attention to self-care so that your work schedule is not depleting.
  • A comprehensive benefit
  • Compensation commensurate with $140K-$160K (salary with incentive)
  • that helps children facing incredible odds change their life story every

At Friends of the Children, you will get to think globally and act locally. You will be part of an established growing national network that provides professional mentors to thousands of children across the country. As the Executive Director for Friends of the Children-Philadelphia you’ll receive expert support from our National team, headquartered in Portland, Oregon. You’ll also work with a talented team of leaders from other locations across the country – who collaborate to support the implementation of the model and our award- winning national scaling plan.

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Friends of the Children – is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.