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Recruiting Organization: Friends of the Children - Los Angeles

Friends of the Children - Los Angeles supports children and families impacted by the child welfare system.

Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors -- 12+ years, no matter what.

Led by Board Chair Peter Lizotte, Friends LA is entering an exciting phase of leadership transition, strategic renewal, and programmatic growth. Accordingly, this seat will be filled by a seasoned professional bringing previous governing board and/or service as a chief executive reporting to a governing board.

Applicants and nominees should be experienced executives and/or leaders from a variety of professional fields, and will be asked to devote their talents, time, and financial support to strengthen Friends of the Children - Los Angeles (Friends LA) programs and services. Priority consideration will be given to applicants and nominees who have demonstrated professional or community-based experience in Accounting, Corporate or Nonprofit Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, or Law.

Primary Board Member Roles & Responsibilities

  • Participate in regular board and committee meetings, board retreats, and special meetings.
  • Oversee financials, including adoption and management of the annual operating budget.
  • Assure a process is in place to select and evaluate the Executive Director.
  • Take an active interest in mentoring and foster care issues and legislation; engage in advocacy efforts.
  • Serve in leadership positions and undertake special assignments.
  • Serve as a goodwill ambassador for Friends LA by championing its mission, programs, and values.
  • Act as a community liaison and advocate on behalf of Friends LA as requested by the chair.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding Friends LA's operations, youth, and caregivers.

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Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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Children & Youth
Children & Youth


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672 S Lafayette Park PlaceSuite 33Los Angeles, CA 90057



  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Accounting
  • Public Advocacy





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