Friends of the Children - New York | Careers

Friends of the Children–New York is committed to our community, equal employment opportunity and diversity in our workplace.

Professional Mentor

A Friend works intensively with eight to ten youth. We are seeking a mentor for our Childhood program (Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade) or Adolescent program (6th Grade to 12th Grade) to serve as a positive adult role model to eight elementary children or ten adolescents and develop loving, caring, and sustained relationships with each child. For each child, 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 ongoing evaluation processes, including fulfilling other required administrative tasks. Friends will work primarily one-on-one with their children. A Friend must 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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