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12 1/2 years no matter what

Make A Different In Your Community – Come Join Us! 

Friends of the Children – Portland, a nationally recognized, dynamic non-profit mentoring organization serving high-risk children in our community, has a current opening for a Male Mentor. A fantastic opportunity to work intensively with you to develop trusting relationships, set positive expectations, nurture talents and abilities and teach life and academic skills.

Friends of the Children has an exceptional early intervention/ prevention program focusing on our community’s most vulnerable children and providing them with professionally trained, paid mentors, called friends. Friends guide children from kindergarten through high school graduation, in hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty, gang involvement, drug use and violence. A Friend works intensively with youth as a positive adults role model to develop a caring, trusting, and sustained relationship with each child.

For each child, 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
  • Model responsible behavior

Friends work both one-on-one and in group settings with each of their youth for about four hours per week.

The annual salary is between $34,000 – $35,000 depending on experience. Friends of the Children offers a comprehensive benefit package for all of our employees.

Education and Experience: Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus one to three years’ experience working/volunteering with children. Mentoring experience with at-risk children preferred.

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