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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 staffing@newdoor.org.

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.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Major Gifts Officer

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Major Gifts Officer will have demonstrated experience soliciting, cultivating, and closing individual gifts at the five to six figure level. The Major Gifts Officer will provide oversight and leadership of the individual major gifts program, and s/he will be manage a portfolio of donors ($1K and above). The Major Gifts Officer will partner with the CEO, CDO, Board, and development staff to develop and execute the major gifts fundraising strategy and plans, including messaging and communications. 

Major Gifts Fund Development:

  • Partner with CDO to develop major donor fundraising plan and communications strategy, with input from the CEO and the Board, especially the Board’s Development Committee. Set annual fundraising and activity goals. 
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of at least 50 current and prospective donors ($1K and above), and grow this portfolio annually in both number and revenue. Communicate with donors through at least 70+ face-to-face solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship meetings annually.
  • Develop strategies for individual donors and donor prospects, ensuring each major donor has a strategy for cultivation, solicitation, close, and stewardship. Maintain the “moves management chart” and engage staff/board champions to conduct fundraising activities to advance donors and prospects to closure and stewardship phases. Meet regularly (monthly or quarterly) with these champions for updates and brainstorming/planning next steps.
  • Conduct ongoing research and learning in order to recommend appropriate next steps, creative pitches or presentations, and apply best practices. Prepare development plans and Donor Briefs for board members and ambassadors, and update at least once quarterly.
  • Manage stewardship of existing donors through annual stewardship plan including: written correspondence, F2F visits, personal calls, site tours, cards, proposals and prompt gift acknowledgement. 
  • Work with development team and development committee to plan and host major donor house parties, tours, volunteer experiences and events.

Communications:

  • Work with CEO and CDO to develop and refresh New Door’s messaging platform and case for giving for key stakeholders.
  • Develop messaging for targeted communications such as the Annual Report, Information Sheets, FAQ’s, and website. (Layout and material creation to be completed by Marketing Manager).

Research, Data and Reporting 

  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve major gift revenue goals.
  • Accurately track all donor and constituent communications, activities and moves management using SalesForce NGO Connect. Maintain current and accurate Donor Briefs where applicable Debrief all meetings with board and staff; record activities and strategize next steps.
  • Conduct research using iWave Pro; prepare profiles/briefs and keep them updated, update notes in major donor records. Keep board ambassadors informed.
  • Export reports from NGO Connect to prepare monthly dashboard. Track and report on progress to goals including gifts, pledges and cash-flow projections. Identify wins, losses and areas of risk.
  • Manage budgets with CDO and reconcile records with accounting on a monthly basis.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in fundraising major gifts from individuals/families ($1K and above). 
  • Proven track record soliciting and closing five figure gifts and higher.
  • Proven experience stewarding meaningful donor relationships.
  • Takes initiative and ownership of goals and the efforts required to achieve outcomes.
  • Strong decision making skills with focus on quality, follow-through, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to elicit information from and provide guidance to people with a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds, training and experience.
  • Experience in developing effective fundraising communications, goals and strategy.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • A capacity to work in a diverse environment of people including at-risk youth, professional managers, customers, volunteers, highly engaged philanthropists and funders, business consultants, public sector partners, agency board members, individuals from the faith community, and highly committed staff members.
  • Ability to enjoy working independently, and to handle change and some degree of ambiguity; successful experience prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • A team player, willing to collaborate, share learning and insights, and support the achievement of the department’s and the organization’s greater goals.
  • Proficiency with development databases, finance software, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Salesforce experience highly preferred.
  • Personal integrity and social/emotional intelligence and maturity.
  • Willingness to embrace and live out New Door Ventures’ values.

Contact:

To apply, please submit a resume and a thoughtfully crafted cover letter to Staffing@newdoor.org. Please include “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line.

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

Compensation:

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 jwang@newdoor.org 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 jwang@newdoor.org 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.

Contact:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jonathan at jwang@newdoor.org 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.

Staff Compressed

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Current Openings:

  • Major Gifts Officer
  • Part-time Sales at Pedal Revolution
  • Bicycle Mechanic at Pedal Revolution
  • Screen Printer at Ashbury Images
  • Compensation and Benefits:

    New Door not only offers salaries that are very competitive among non-profits here in the Bay Area, we also offer:

    • Health, dental and vision benefits
    • 403b retirement account with employer matching after 1 year of service
    • 2 weeks a year of paid vacation, moving up to 3 and 4 weeks over time
    • 11 paid holidays
    • Commuter check benefits
    • A cool office location in the Mission District
    • Tuition reimbursement for related degree coursework
    • ...and many other benefits.