New Door Ventures

Staff Openings at New Door

Working at New Door

At New Door Ventures and our social enterprise businesses we are always looking to meet people who are interested in helping young adults prepare for the modern workforce. If you want to be part of a high performing team that serves the greater good -- both on a daily basis and over the long haul -- we want to hear from you. If you are interested in future opportunities with New Door Ventures or want to apply for a current, posted position, please send a cover letter and resume to

New Door Ventures prepares disconnected youth for work and life by providing meaningful paid jobs, individualized case management, skill and job training workshops and educational support. We provide job internships through over 50 partnering businesses and our two social enterprises, Ashbury Images and Pedal Revolution. Our ultimate goal is that youth leave the path of disconnection and make a successful transition to an adulthood marked by sustained employment and positive engagement with their community. 

New Door Ventures was founded as Golden Gate Community, Inc. in 1981 by a Christian faith community that desired to provide compassionate service to San Francisco’s homeless. New Door has grown and changed through the years, but the desire to find creative and relational ways to give a hand-up rather than a hand-out remains deeply ingrained in our culture and continues to inform the way we approach our work. The organization is sustained through social enterprise revenues, individual donations and private and public grants.


Chief Development Officer

New Door is looking for a top-notch Chief Development Officer (CDO) to keep growing its revenues and programs, in cooperation with our active, fundraising board; CEO; and a team of six. The CDO provides leadership to the organization’s efforts to obtain financial and other support to sustain its work immediately and for the long term, in cooperation with our active, fundraising board and CEO. 

The successful candidate is a proven leader with demonstrated results. S/he will have led teams and made personal asks that have generated at least $3M in annual philanthropic support from individual donors, private foundations and the public sector. S/he will have the proactive drive and infectious enthusiasm that will motivate individuals to support New Door and will motivate staff, board of directors and volunteers to achieve their development-related goals. 

The CDO is responsible for the planning, execution and evaluation of all fundraising and external communications. S/he will: develop overall fundraising and communications strategy; set department goals and design fundraising programs with others; manage, support and train staff; share leadership of the Board’s Development Committee with the committee chair(s); personally cultivate and solicit major donors and funders; stay current with industry trends and opportunities; and model being an effective ambassador for the organization.

This position reports to the CEO and is a member of the senior leadership team. In addition to leading the Development function, this individual is also expected to contribute to the leadership of the entire organization both operationally and strategically, and to frequently participate in board meetings.

Responsibilities of the Chief Development Officer

Talent Resourcing and Development:

  • Develop the talent and leadership of the following staff:
    - Annual Fund Manager
    - Major Gifts Officer (part-time)
    - Marketing & Events Manager
    - Grant writer (contractor)
    - Development assistant – also serves as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and senior staff
    - AmeriCorps VISTA – currently working on database conversion (to Salesforce NGOC) and other special projects
    - One to two youth staff (part-time)
  • Secure and manage outside resources as needed to get the job done, e.g. web site developers, PR or communications firm, pro bono professionals, volunteers, etc.

Planning and Evaluation:

  • Actively participate in the development of the organization’s strategic plan, annual operating plans and senior leadership decisions.
  • Work with the CEO, other staff, Board of Directors and Development Committee to develop near and long-term fundraising goals. Set multi-year fundraising strategies and goals as part of the organization’s strategic planning process and as needed for multi-year grants.
  • Create and implement yearly fundraising plans outlining department goals, strategies and timelines that will ensure fundraising goals are achieved. Develop and manage department budget. Evaluate the success of development activities and adjust strategy and tactics based on learning. Create development calendar.
  • Gain understanding of the organizational budget and other metrics in order to be effective in Fund Development.
  • Assess development plan on a regular basis and make adjustments as needed to ensure New Door meets or exceeds all fundraising goals. Maintain and update the Development Dashboards and provide regular updates to the development committee(s), leadership team and Board.

Public, Foundation & Corporate Grants

  • Work closely with the Program Director, CEO and other leadership staff to set strategies for grant applications, ensuring alignment between the funder’s mission/strategies with New Door’s. Personally lead the process of writing major grants and grant reports for grants above $100,000, with strong input/involvement of the CEO, Program Director and COO/CFO. May also lead some other grant applications at a lower level that are strategic due to multi-year funding, opportunities for future growth, etc.
  • Determine amount to be raised through grants each year, in coordination with staff and leadership team.
  • Ensure a healthy flow of researching and cultivating prospective funders to grow funding for future years.
  • Manage relationships with current and prospective funders, ensuring that strategic funders are kept abreast of New Door’s advancements.
  • Manage contract grant-writer(s) with their grant applications and grant reports. Oversee other development staff’s work on grants below $10,000.

Major Gifts (Individuals and Family Foundations)

  • Manage organization’s major gifts officer/program, with responsibility for overall strategy and execution, long- range planning, donor relations and data management.
  • Maintain a high volume of personal contacts and involvement activities for a group of current and prospective major donors. Maintain a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects and conduct a minimum of three face-to-face visits with prospects monthly. Prioritize, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects. We expect the number of visits and prospects to grow year to year.
  • Help CEO, Board members and other volunteers develop strategies for their major gift prospects. Attend meetings with other staff and Board members to effectively cultivate and solicit major donor prospects.
  • Supervise existing staff member who will manage and oversee all major gifts efforts, including his/her own portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Ensure that effective personal stewardship and cultivation plans are designed and carried out on an ongoing basis.
  • Enhance relationships between current and prospective major donors and the staff and Board.
  • Support and strategically deploy the CEO and Board before, during and after visits with donors/prospects.
  • Manage and motivate Board members and volunteers to conduct solicitations, coordinate prospect strategies with other staff, and monitor and report on progress.

Development Committee and/or Event Committee

  • Work effectively with the committee chair(s), often a board member, to ensure that all development-related committees have a specific charge and that job descriptions are written to ensure that all members understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • The CDO and Major Gifts Officer will staff the Board’s Development Committee (a standing committee).
  • The CDO and Annual Giving Officer will staff the Event Committee (an ad hoc committee).
  • Oversee the recruitment and training of board/committee volunteers and help manage their retention and satisfaction. Support volunteers to ensure they are able to accomplish the necessary goals.
  • Set the agenda for committee meetings and publish notes on agreements/decisions and next steps.

Annual Fund

  • Manage the Development Officer, Annual Giving; help determine the annual amount to be raised through the Annual Fund (currently $250,000/year, representing gifts of $5000 or less).
  • Supervise the development and implementation of the annual fundraising and stewardship plans.
  • Work with staff to review donor lists to ensure effective segmentation and coordination of mailing lists.

Marketing and Events

  • Plan and execute website upgrade/enhancements. Participate in messaging and branding decisions and corporate communications decisions.
  • Oversee organization communications through e-newsletters, annual report, printed materials, social media, etc.
  • Oversee volunteer and fundraising events.
  • Ensure that donor stewardship plans coordinate with marketing activities.

Program Impact, Volunteers, Other

  • Ensure ongoing maintenance and effective use of donor records and the NGO Connect donor management database.
  • Stay up-to-date with regard to New Door’s programs, clients, partners, and field.
  • Share knowledge as appropriate with other staff and Board members. Create opportunities for those inside and outside the organization to meet with and learn more about New Door.
  • Oversee and continue to ensure outstanding stewardship at all giving levels.
  • Visibly promote the work of volunteers; encourage and grow their contributions.
  • Manage relationships with volunteer groups (corporations, churches) and convert/steward those to funding relationships whenever possible.
  • Work with accounting staff to ensure that gifts and pledges are recorded appropriately and that designated grants/gifts are properly tracked and spent.
  • Assume responsibility for other organization-wide projects as needed.


  • At least seven years of successful, high-level experience in fundraising or relevant field; experience in human services organizations is highly desired. At least five years’ experience managing/supervising staff.
  • Experience engaging and motivating diverse individuals and groups toward accomplishing goals.
  • Ability to conceptualize, develop, implement, and assess development strategies, plans and activities.
  • Self-starting, goal-oriented individual with demonstrated ability to conduct individual large gift solicitations.
  • Results and impact oriented. Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and, on rare occasions, nationally. Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed for donor meetings, events, board meetings, etc. Valid driver’s license required.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the mission of a leading human services nonprofit organization; ability to articulate and advocate for organizational vision and goals clearly and persuasively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree a plus.

Compensation: Salary begins at $100K and will be competitive based on experience and past results. Benefits are attractive compared with nonprofits of a similar size.

To Apply:  Submit Resume and Cover Letter

Contact: For questions or referrals please email and include "Chief Development Officer question/referral" in the subject line.

Location: 3221 20th St. San Francisco, CA

Part-time Sales at Pedal Revolution, our Social Enterprise

Pedal Revolution, a San Francisco nonprofit bicycle shop, is looking for a part-time salesperson to join our team.

Skills and requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience with differing styles of bicycles, bicycle parts, bicycle fitting necessary
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong salesmanship skills
  • Friendly and outgoing attitude
  • Inventory management, organization, restocking
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, autonomously or with a team- having a sense of urgency to get tasks completed
  • Able to multi-task and problem solve
  • Engaging, upbeat customer interaction
  • Able to provide support to management, shop staff, and youth interns
  • Excited to support and engage with our social mission and work with our youth interns
  • A positive attitude, exceptional organizational skills, computer skills, POS experience and a detail orientated personality are required
  • Must be able to work weekend shifts and some weekdays
  • Women encouraged to apply


Commensurate with experience and includes commissions on sales.

If you'd like to check out the shop feel free to visit, but we'd prefer to meet you after reviewing your resume and cover letter that tells us why you'd be a great match for our unique bike shop. Email your resume to Jonathan at and let us know why you think you'd be a great addition to our team. In addition to your work history or resume, please submit professional, experience-related references and wage requirements. The ideal candidate will demonstrate empathy for the students and seek to inspire and motivate them to be their best and advocate passionately to make a significant impact on New Door Ventures and the lives of disconnected youth in San Francisco.

Bicycle Mechanic

Pedal Revolution, a San Francisco nonprofit bicycle shop, is looking for a part-time bike mechanic to join our team.

Reports to: General Manager

Required Experience and Skills: Minimum 3 - 5 years in a professional bicycle service department, with excellent diagnostic and productive mechanical skills. Strong sales and customer service orientation a must. Must demonstrate excellent communication and teaching skills. This position is responsible for overseeing the service department's daily duties and helps to train interns as well as other staff members. Mechanic must be proficient in fixing new as well older and vintage bicycles quickly, competently, and creatively for service and resale.

Responsibilities: Growing Pedal Revolution by being a leader in all areas. Be a productive part of day-to-day operation of a busy, full service repair and service department as well as contributing to the needs of the sales floor, including (but not limited to):
  • Participate in ordering and inventory of parts and accessories management for sales and service departments. 
  • Oversee timely completion of scheduled repairs, bike builds, and restorations. 
  • Service writing, walk-in repairs, customer service, and sales. 
  • Assist in management and training New Door interns as well as new staff. 
  • Assist with public workshops. 
  • Grow the business and support the social mission through increased sale of bikes, repairs, builds, and parts/accessories. 
  • Inform customers on sales floor related items and recommend appropriate products for sale. 
Evaluation/Compensation based on:
  • Contribution to the business’ success financially through sales and service delivery as well as social mission; training interns on proper sales and service procedures. 
  • Timely completion of quality repairs, builds, and Fix-to-Sell bikes. 
  • Effective support of full time and part time staff members. 
  • Effective and friendly customer service practices. 
  • Effective training and good relationship with New Door interns 
  • Innovation, creativity, and initiative. 
  • Contributing to a clean, manageable space for clientele to enjoy and our staff to excel in. 

If you'd like to check out the shop feel free to visit, but we'd prefer to meet you after reviewing your resume and cover letter that tells us why you'd be a great match for our unique bike shop. Email your resume to Jonathan at and let us know why you think you'd be a great addition to our team. In addition to your work history or resume, please submit professional, experience-related references and wage requirements. The ideal candidate will demonstrate empathy for the students and seek to inspire and motivate them to be their best and advocate passionately to make a significant impact on New Door Ventures and the lives of disconnected youth in San Francisco

Screen Printer 

Ashbury Images is seeking a full time screen printer in which a variety of screen printing production skills are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Department Skills:
• Screen Preparation: pin-holing/blocking out screens prior to production; taping screens prior to production.
• Press Setup: reading/understanding work orders; quick/efficient press setup of both single and multi-color registration jobs on both the manual and automatic presses; choosing proper print order; determining flash curing vs. wet-on-wet printing; choosing proper inks and squeegees; understanding the placement of the print on a shirt; and recognizing the different ink types, i.e. maxopaque vs. ultrasoft vs. process, etc.
• Printing: pulling the squeegee at the proper angle/speed for a given effect/print; troubleshooting issues of coverage and registration; flash cure methods; printing on various substrates, i.e. t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.; catching pin-holes and other print flaws quickly; doing basic touch-ups and adjusting registration if needed; judging misprints; loading shirts accurately; and getting approval of test prints prior to production runs. Running the automatic press efficiently and at the specified print rate.
• Press Tear-Down: quick/efficient tear-down of presses after job completion; cleaning presses and print areas on a daily basis; and maintaining presses on a daily basis.
• Organization/Training: maintaining a clean, organized department on a daily basis; making efficient use of down time; training new or existing employees in department; and helping in other areas on the production floor where assistance is needed.
• Pantone Ink Mixing: mixing inks for specific jobs based on work order and art specifications.
• Following Production Schedule: Daily Production Schedule must be followed exactly to specifications given by Production Manager and/or General Manager.

Work Ethic:
• Initiative/Self-Reliance: self motivated in the approach to his/her duties from the complex to the mundane. Takes initiative in finding work during down time, cleaning where/when needed, asking questions, etc.
• Reliability: reports to work promptly, works full shift, demonstrates consistency and good work habits.
• Attitude: positive and enthusiastic, learns from constructive criticism, turns frustrations into strategies.
• Relationships with Other Employees: promotes a positive work environment, deals directly with conflict.

Hours and Scheduling:

The Screen Printer is a temporary, non-exempt position. Work hours are expected to be Monday-Friday 4:30pm until the work is complete, or 12:30am, whichever comes first. No overtime.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jonathan at and let us know why you think you'd be a great addition to our team. In addition to your work history or resume, please submit professional, experience-related references and wage requirements.

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