New Door Ventures is an early intervention employment and education program for high-potential transition-age youth (TAY) ages 17-24 who reside in Bay Area communities facing elevated levels of youth disconnection, socioeconomic challenges, and community stress.

Founded in 1981, New Door Ventures was borne 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 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.

To serve our staff across departments, we are currently hiring a
Staff Learning & Development Manager

About the Opportunity:     

The Staff Learning & Development Manager coordinates, facilitates, and monitors professional learning opportunities for New Door Staff, in accordance with our goal of upward mobility from youth to CEO. They will work cross functionally, under the supervision of the Director of People Operations, and in coordination with the Chief Program Officer and Directors for each programmatic area. In addition to supervising onboarding and researching and cataloguing learning opportunities by position and goal set, the Staff Learning & Development Manager will ensure internal resources are easily accessed, stay abreast of emerging staff needs by quarter, and facilitate trainings as appropriate.

This role is exempt and is located primarily on-site at New Door’s San Francisco location. Regular travel to the organization’s Oakland office will be expected. Currently, New Door Ventures employs a hybrid work location policy, with a 3:2 office/remote cadence. In office days are established as Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. New Door’s offices are comfortable, welcoming spaces, equipped to keep staff and clients protected from transmission of infectious disease. Office space is open-plan and shared with a collaborative, respectful team.

Who We’re Hiring:  

Under the supervision of the Director of People Operations, the ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and accountable leader who demonstrates professionalism and sector expertise, comfort working in an adaptive and innovative work environment, superior communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to advancing equity and economic mobility for youth.

What Success Looks Like:

  • Ensure New Door staff is effectively onboarded, and provided with timely, high quality professional development
  • Gives focused attention to staff needs relative to learning and individual development goals
  • Effectively manages projects and learning opportunities across, down, and up
  • Builds strong relationships across teams
  • Provides and maintains a digital learning library in Microsoft SharePoint
  • Advances New Door’s vision for a well-developed staff as the primary driver of organizational success

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Onboarding 20%
    • Work with people managers to ensure onboarding plans are delivered as written
    • Assist in the establishment of near-term goals for all new staff, and upskilling for all promoted staff
    • Complete workforce development baseline skills assessments for all staff
    • Ensure 1:1 meeting standards and Culture Amp are utilized org-wide
    • Define & Communicate role clarity and upward mobility for all staff, youth to CEO
  • Staff Learning 60%
    • In collaboration with people managers, track annual individual development & learning goals for all staff, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and initiatives
    • Ensure (by quarter) individual development goals (developed by staff with people managers) are on track for completion, and appropriate resources are allocated
    • Maintain records and reporting of required PD hours and participation, including those for HR compliance
    • Research and catalog external learning resources (webinars, seminars, workshops, coaches, etc); use the list to make individual course recommendations
    • Monitor the learning opportunities available inside our current systems, and create a system for reminders
    • Establish and curate an online learning library inside SharePoint
  • Facilitation & Coaching 20%
    • As needed, host internal learning opportunities for all staff, utilizing a lunch and learn model or during monthly all-hands meetings
    • Sit in with people managers in goal setting discussions and as they work with staff to develop appropriate development goals in support of New Door org-level goals and desired client outcomes
    • Establish a protocol for following up on workshop attendance and skill sharing

Preferred Qualifications & Skills: 

  • The equivalent of, or a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a related area to social services, staff training, or education
  • 4-7 years’ experience in system development, coordination, and facilitation
  • Knowledge of staff training or development as it applies to both teaching and learning, and supporting professional learning communities
  • Working knowledge of the SMARTIE goal rubric
  • Demonstrable skills in collaboration and coordination
  • Presentation material skills including Powerpoint and Canva
  • Familiarity with and respect for the communities to which New Door delivers programming
  • Inspirational leader who has exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building abilities
  • An organized and strategic thinker who is comfortable with oversight, project management, and managing up
  • Excellent organizational and system building skills
  • A self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strongly knowledgeable in the Microsoft Office operating system, including SharePoint, Outlook, Teams, and Forms


The salary range for managers at New Door Ventures in 2024 is between $69,700.00 and $81,988.00 depending on experience, any specialized skills, and level of competency (novice-proficiency) at time of hire. New Door offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, matched 403(b) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits, and PTO of up to 8 weeks (about 2 months) in the first year including vacation, sick time, company holidays & seasonal closures.

Organizational Benefits
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 Staff Learning & Development Manager in the subject line and email the resume and cover letter to:

**Submissions sent without a cover letter will not be considered**