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Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area (Friends-SF) is the San Francisco chapter of a national mentoring organization with a proven track record of helping our most vulnerable children break the cycle of generational poverty.

We employ trained, full-time professional mentors –- we call them “Friends” -– to provide a stable, caring, and sustained relationship in each child’s life for 12-1/2 years, no matter what!

We are seeking to hire a full-time male mentor to develop intensive, long-term, trusting relationships with eight boys who need it most. That Friend will:

·       Set positive expectations

·       Nurture and promote each child’s individual strengths, talents and abilities

·       Help assure physical and emotional well-being

·       Teach life and academic skills

·       Provide enrichment activities

·       Model responsible behavior

Each Friend spends approximately four hours per week with each child, (both in and outside of child's school setting) and reports to the Director of Programs.

The ideal candidate will have:

·    At least 1 to 2 years experience working with under-served youth

·    Professional experience in school-based program preferred

 ·   Minimum of AA degree, BA preferred

·    Familiarity with the Bayview Hunters Point section of San Francisco or similar communities a plus

Other Requirements:

·       Must pass drug screening

·       Must have safe driving record 

·       Must pass fingerprint and background checks

·       Must possess a mission-driven growth mindset

·       Must be comfortable using web based data management tools  

·      Friends must provide their own child-safe vehicle and insurance; we reimburse for mileage

·       Work hours may vary but are generally 10am-6pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Flexibility and reliability is essential.

If you are this amazing person, here’s what we have to offer:

·       You’ll start in the early stages of a growing nonprofit

·       You’ll be part of a dynamic and supportive national network, with a proven, evidence-based mentoring model;

·       You’ll have new challenges daily, and we commit to support you in every way, to help you serve our kids and to keep your batteries charged;

·       You’ll be part of a friendly and collaborative workplace, where work-life balance is respected; and

·       Most of all, you’ll play a critical role in helping San Francisco’s most vulnerable children change the trajectories of their lives!

Position Details:

Salary: $40,000 to $45,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: Full Medical, dental and vision coverage; 401(k)matching plan, basic life insurance and long term disability insurance; 3 weeks of paid vacation and 2 weeks of paid sick leave per year, paid holidays, generous allowances for mileage, cellphone and other child-related expenses.

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Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.  We are fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of our mission is executed with full engagement of the communities impacted by our work.

Local (San Francisco Bay Area) candidates only.

Cover letter required for consideration. Please tell us why you would make a terrific Friend!

Location: San Francisco, CA
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