New Door Ventures is an early intervention employment and education program for high-potential transition-age youth (TAY) ages 16-24 who reside in Bay Area communities facing elevated levels of youth disconnection, socioeconomic challenges, and community stress.
Founded in 1981, New Door Ventures was born out of the belief that by providing resources for youth to build foundational education and job skills, personal support, mentorship, and pathways to higher education and career opportunities, these young people can experience greater success in adulthood. Our strategies provide educational and economic mobility for TAY facing significant barriers to obtaining and retaining unsubsidized employment, empowering youth to make successful transitions to adulthoods marked by economic independence and engagement with their community.
Since 2005, we have served more than 5,000, and directly employed over 2,700, TAY through our workforce readiness programs with demonstrable long-term impact.
According to California’s Employment Development Department (EDD), 74% of our program graduates are employed 3 years after program exit — significantly higher than youth who began but did not complete the program (52%) and all California youth ages 16-24 (40%). EDD wage data also demonstrates that youth who completed our program have higher average annual earnings of 40% one year after program completion and 200% two years after program completion than the year prior to entering the program.
About the Opportunity:
The Career Services Manager will lead career training and job placement activities for Transition-aged youth. In partnership with others, this position builds relationships with a diverse group of employer partners to provide youth a wide variety of employment opportunities and introduce youth to emerging career paths. The Career Development Manager also provides direct service to youth supporting them toward their employment and career goals. New Door emphasizes an outcome-focused approach to youth development and places high value on the power of relationships and supportive services to transform the lives of our youth.
This role is exempt and is located primarily on-site at New Door’s San Francisco location. However, some work will occur at New Door’s downtown Oakland office, along with travel to local employers and meetings. Currently, New Door Ventures employs a hybrid work location policy, with a 3:2 office/remote cadence. New Door’s spacious three-story building in the Mission District of San Francisco is a comfortable, welcoming space and is equipped to keep staff and clients protected from the transmission of infectious diseases. Office space is open-plan and shared with a collaborative, respectful team. The Career Services Manager will report to the Director of Transition Services.
What Success Looks Like:
- Passionately serves as an advocate and support towards the growth and success of young people in reaching their career and life goals.
- Grows the capacity for and leads New Door programs towards successfully placing more youth in paid work opportunities leading to economic mobility.
- Establishes New Door Ventures as a leading provider of career-opportunity employment services within the local youth workforce communities.
- Works well with external partners, is nimble, and has a strong personal alignment with New Door’s Values.
- Builds strong relationships across cross-functional teams at both the leadership and individual contributor levels.
- Inspires others around you to do their best work and help create a supportive environment that enables growth.
Contribute to and lead cross-functional efforts to advance New Door’s impact in the Bay Area.
- Program Administration and Management (60%):
- Manage Career Development Programs and provide supervision to Career Development Specialist.
- Evaluate current practices and outcomes and develop innovative solutions to support youth towards economic mobility.
- Develop and monitor program budgets to maximize resource allocation and impact.
- Support resource development, grant proposal development and related activities.
- Support a data-driven and learning culture; develop reporting and outcome measurement systems.
- Serve as an expert on career-development for youth and young adults.
- Community Engagement and Participant Recruitment (25%)
- Elevate the visibility of the Career Development Programs.
- Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in San Francisco and East Bay Communities.
- Represent NDV on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conference panels and training.
- Direct Service (15%):
- Provide direct service to youth supporting them towards their career goals.
- Conduct intakes, assessments, enrollments and supportive services activities with program participants.
- Design and lead career development training and workshops.
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
- The equivalent of, or a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a related area to social services
- 4+ years of leadership experience in employment and education programs for Transition-Age Youth.
- Deep knowledge / experience / familiarity with the communities to which NDV delivers programming.
- Inspirational leader who has exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building abilities.
- An organized and strategic thinker who is comfortable with oversight and project management and holds a high attention to detail.
- Experience working with Transitional Aged Youth, or youth facing barriers to employment and education (case management experience preferred).
- Demonstrated ability to manage, inspire, and instruct young adults (ages 16-24)
- Demonstrable knowledge in conflict resolution and restorative practices.
- A self-starter with strong problem-solving skills.
- Ability to use appropriate computer and reporting systems including Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Suite, and Outlook (Apricot or Salesforce knowledge a plus).
The Career Development Manager will earn $72,000 annually dependent on experience. New Door offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, matched 403(b) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits, and 7+ weeks of PTO in the first year.
New Door Ventures challenges staff professionally and provides ample professional development opportunities and on-the-job growth. New Door culture is stimulating and motivating, populated with dedicated, intelligent staff and a strong, established leadership team.
New Door Ventures is a safe space for all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, country of origin, religion, or ability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. New Door Ventures is a 501(c)3 community-serving nonprofit and an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to have a diverse team representative of the young people it serves.
How to Apply: Please send your resume and a thoughtful cover letter letting us know why you think you’d be a great addition to our team. Please include Career Services Manager in the subject line and email the resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
**submissions without a cover letter will not be considered**