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 email@example.com.
New Door Ventures helps at-risk youth get ready for work and for life by providing the job training, work experience and individual support they need to achieve their unique potential and become productive, working members of their communities.
New Door Ventures uses an integrated, holistic approach to accomplish its purpose through two primary youth employment initiatives: The Switch program offers paid internships in social enterprises owned and operated by New Door, while the ALLY program provides job readiness training and paid work experience in community organizations. Every client receives individualized case management to help them establish goals for the future and develop relationships with supportive adults. Clients also participate in skill-building workshops on topics such as interviewing, resume writing, personal finance, communications and conflict resolution.
New Door Ventures was founded in 1981 by a small Christian community to provide greater opportunities to the poor. The organization is sustained through social enterprise revenues, individual donations and private and public grants.
The Annual Fund and Grants Manager will have primary responsibility for leading the organization’s annual giving efforts (donations <$5,000 annually), setting strategy and executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of annual donors, the size of individual donations, and converting annual donors to major donors.
In addition to his/her responsibility for the annual fund, the Annual Fund and Grants Manager is responsible for cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and acknowledgement activities in building a sustainable program for foundation, corporate and public grants which includes writing winning proposals for general operations, restricted programs, and capital.
The ideal candidate will have experience designing and successfully executing annual giving plans, and successful grants administration to meet or exceed development goals. He/she will also have experience and success in the meeting in person to cultivate and solicit support from individual and corporate donors. The candidate will be able to quickly understand and articulate the needs and aspirations of New Door. Working closely with key staff and Board members, the candidate will have the energy, drive, and infectious enthusiasm that will motivate individuals to support New Door and will motivate staff and volunteers to achieve their development-related goals. The Annual Fund and Grants Manager should also be able to recognize and seize opportunities quickly, solve problems creatively, and build positive long-term relationships with prospects and donors.
Annual Fund (40%)
• Develop annual fund goals each year as part of the annual Development Plan
• Determine strategies for increasing dollars raised through annual fund process, including more personalized approaches to connecting with donors
• Develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plan for annual fund donors (general plans for all donors as well as plans unique to specific higher level donors and potential higher level donors)
• Conduct an average of 4 face-to-face visits per month (approximately 75 visits per year)
• Manage and produce stewardship projects for entire department, including generating and customizing letters, developing holiday cards and brochures (in conjunction with marketing team), etc.
• Work closely with Development Officer, Campaign and Major Gifts to determine which annual fund donors should be moved to major gift prospects for Threshold Campaign
• Upon completion of Threshold Campaign, ensure strategies and implementation plan are in place for retaining Threshold Campaign major donors to as annual fund donors
• Determine strategies to decrease donor attrition
• Develop additional strategies, beyond the traditional mail appeal letter, for soliciting and closing annual fund gifts
• Determine additional ways to involve board members in annual fund efforts
• Draft appeal letters and coordinate mailing process (through mail house)
• Write custom gift receipts that reflect the organization’s tone and style
• Customize thank you notes for gifts, as needed
• Ongoing evaluation of processes and procedures and continuous improvement as directed by evaluation efforts
• Create or improve upon development tools such as the development roadmap and donor pyramid.
Grants Management (30%)
• Responsible for all aspects of raising support from foundations, corporations, and government sources requiring proposals for both unrestricted operation revenue and capital projects.
• Develop and maintain annual grant fundraising plan and calendar to track prospects, proposals, reports, and renewal deadlines. Monitor calendar and deadlines regularly to ensure there are no missed opportunities, and funding is secured in a timely fashion.
• Perform research to identify and produce a quality pool of prospects; prepare extensive donor briefs (profiles); target appropriate ask amounts; and prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate, foundation and government grants.
• Develop and foster relationships with funders, involving CDO and CEO as appropriate.
• Arrange tours on site; make appointments for CDO and CEO with potential funders.
• Provide stewardship for existing donors, ensuring reports and updates are completed on time.
• Generate proposals (between $5K-$100K) for general operating support, unique projects or programs, and capital. Produce budgets, reports and other support materials as required.
• Manage grants by: maintaining excel and database files to track grants, reports and deadlines; maintaining excellent historical records; working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and restrictions.
• Monitor and manage grant income goal. Report progress against goals to CDO, suggest course corrections as necessary to ensure annual fundraising goals are met.
• Provide support to contract grant writer and CDO as required.
• Plan campaign launch and housewarming events:
• Develop project plan, goals, volunteer roles, and timeline for events
• Support Development Committee and CDO to recruit committee members
• If determined appropriate, in conjunction with committee, select and recruit honorary event chairs/committee
• Produce creative brief, timeline, goals, post mortem, and follow-up plans for all cultivation events and communicate them with the development and marketing teams
• Work with event hosts to create unique cultivation events and tours that educate new or current prospects about New Door
• Provide storytelling coaching to staff and youth, as necessary
• Evaluate time, efforts and dollars going into events against the benefits of producing them
• Maintain DonorWorks, Salesforce, and excel database records and files for individuals, corporations, and foundations
• Develop strategy and plan for selecting new database
• Manage data migration process
• Ensure that appropriate reports are developed, as needed
• Review data to determine trends, challenges and opportunities
• Staff meetings
Compensation: Salary and benefits are attractive compared with nonprofits of a similar size.
To apply, please submit a resume and a thoughtfully crafted cover letter to Staffing@newdoor.org. Please include “Annual Fund and Grants Manager” in the subject line.
Youth Development Specialists provide case management, advocacy, life and job skills training to youth as they participate in New Door’s programs. In addition, each Specialist provides expertise in a primary area of service.
New Door clients represent a population of underserved youth in San Francisco who live in poverty, are under-educated, have little to no meaningful work experience, and face a myriad of additional obstacles to meeting appropriate developmental outcomes. A typical client profile has a combination of critical risk factors: a background in foster care, justice system involvement, significant substance abuse histories, experience of homelessness, connection with gang activity, and lack of positive adult supports.
New Door has a vibrant team approach and all Youth Development specialists work collaboratively to develop and execute youth programs, provide individual case management and support to youth, and participate in the broader San Francisco youth employment community. New Door emphasizes an outcome-focused approach to youth development, and places high value on the power of relationships to transform the lives of our clients.
1. Case Management Support
2. Training & Skill Development
3. Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation
4. Relational Support
5. Organizational Support
6. External Relationship Management
7. Youth Center Activities Coordination
8. Community Outreach
1. Bachelors degree in a related field
2. 2 years experience providing direct services (e.g., training, case management, program development) to at risk youth
3. Demonstrated excellence in youth development philosophy, skills and practice
4. Willingness to work in a highly-integrated, collaborative, high-functioning team
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and independently solve problems
6. Strong oral and written communication skills
7. Knowledge of systems and support for at-risk youth in San Francisco strongly preferred
8. Experience in a youth employment program preferred
Compensation: Salary and benefits are very competitive with nonprofits of a similar size.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Development Program Assistant is a full-time position which provides essential administrative support to the other members of the youth development staff and is critical to our recruitment and intake of new program participants, and an important point of contact and information for the youth who participate in our programs.
1. Client Intake
a. Respond to inquiries from prospective clients and referral sources
b. Schedule interviews for prospective clients
c. Manage data related to outreach, recruitment and intake of youth
d. Conduct weekly group interviews/orientation for prospective clients
e. Work with new clients to ensure proper completion of intake packets
2. Client Recruitment
a. Generate marketing and publicity to ensure a consistent flow of new clients and increased awareness of our programs among referring agencies
b. Represent New Door Ventures at resource fairs and similar events
3. Manage client timesheets
a. Gather timesheets, ensure that they are complete and submit for payroll processing in a timely fashion
b. Interface with placement site supervisors to ensure accuracy of timesheets
4. Client information management
a. Ensure that client management system is up to date and accurate for each client
b. Produce reports from client management system
5. Support Youth Development Program team
a. Set up for workshops and classes
b. Order supplies and food for program activities
c. Maintain master calendar
d. Prepare staff meeting notes; prepare internal monthly report
e. Maintain petty cash
f. Document curriculum and activities
g. Support efforts to engage volunteers, including regular communication to broader New Door community, and collaboration with development department for cross-function interactions with potential and on-going volunteers
h. Project management support
6. Administrative support for Program Director
a. Scheduling support
b. Project management support
c. General administrative support
7. Interface with other departments
a. Work with Development and Marketing departments in preparing client stories and gathering information
b. Coordinate use of shared space
c. Interface with accounting and payroll for timesheets, reimbursements, and accounts payable
8. Perform special projects as needed, such as research and data collection, assisting with volunteer projects and special events, etc.
Career Path: With strong performance and training, an individual in this position could be considered for a position as a youth development specialist or other positions within the organization.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary and benefits are competitive with Bay Area non-profits of a similar size
Applications: To apply, please submit a resume and thoughtfully-crafted cover letter to email@example.com