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

Family and Community Engagement Specialist

Friends of the Children has recently launched a new chapter in SW Washington and we are looking for a passionate, committed professional to perform the role of Family and Community Engagement Specialist to provide comprehensive resource navigation and direct service support to families. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country. The Family and Community Engagement Specialist will be tasked to support the establishment and expansion of our innovative, evidence-based model in SW Washington. They will partner closely caregivers who have experienced significant trauma themselves, with community-based organizations, and with the mental health and foster care systems to build parental protective capacities and improve family stability. They will engage and empower caregivers to reach their individual goals for their families.

The ideal candidate will have a smart head for data, and be an innovative leader deeply connected to the communities we serve. They will be proactive, results-driven, and possess a sense of urgency while at the same time look to focus their entrepreneurial talents to make a real difference for children whose families are most at risk of entering the foster care system. The Family and Community Engagement Specialist will work closely with the Program Director (PD), and will help guide the SW Washington site’s implementation, assessment, and evaluation of our two-generation model of support. The right candidate will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization’s mission is executed with full engagement of communities impacted by our work.

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