New Door Ventures

Program Director

San Francisco, California

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Website: New Door Ventures

New Door Ventures, an innovative and outcomes-driven nonprofit serving disconnected youth in the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks a Program Director to help lead their next phase of growth.  The Program Director will join a robust and high-performing team of over 50 staff across the organization’s programs and social enterprises. This person must share a passion for serving disconnected youth, have proven success leading a scaling organization through strategic planning and program refinement, and thrive in a collaborative work environment.

New Door believes that by providing skills training, meaningful jobs, education assistance, and personal support, disconnected youth will have the opportunity to discover and achieve their potential.   New Door uses an evidence-based approach to youth development that is focused on both employment and education support.

The new Program Director will join New Door at an exciting time in its history.  In the past five years, the organization has grown service levels by 65 percent while budget has grown about 50% to $6.5M. After more than two decades of successful and evidence-based service delivery focused on employment, New Door successfully piloted a new Education Program in 2015.  Demand for these services, along with evidence of their effectiveness, has grown in recent years, and New Door is poised for further growth and has a strategic plan for expansion.

Reporting to the CEO, and working closely with the Director of Learning & Evaluation and other senior leadership, the Program Director will hone, actualize, and codify elements of the Employment and Education programs, while leading the ongoing refinement and expansion of programs.  In addition, the Program Director will oversee and manage a team of program staff, support growing sophistication in evaluation and outcome measurement, collaborate across a diverse set of stakeholders and organizations, nurture key advocacy and development contacts, and provide critical oversight and implementation of a $3.5M program budget.

The ideal candidate will bring a sophisticated understanding of data-driven program design and management, and a record of success in service delivery, program operations, and strategy.  S/he will possess an ability to translate strategy and theory into actionable steps, along with the curiosity and boldness to effectively test, build out, and re-envision New Door’s program model in a continuous improvement process.  This individual will bring exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, and an ability to inspire a broad and diverse set of stakeholders to engage in New Door’s mission.

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Allison Kupfer Poteet

Allison's practice includes C-level searches nationwide across philanthropy, advocacy, education reform, health care, and human services.

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