New Door is hiring for a new business partnerships manager—if you or someone you know is looking for a great job with my awesome organization, point them in this direction!  The BPM is responsible for developing and managing our relationships with job sites.  In 2015, we had nearly 70 partners in a diverse range of industries and provided almost 200 jobs to youth.  Come get a job with New Door!


Business Partnerships Manager

New Door Ventures is looking for a talented Business Partnerships Manager (BPM) to join our award winning non-profit organization in San Francisco. We are in the beginning stages of an exciting growth period and this position is an integral part of our growth strategy.

Each year, New Door places over 180 disconnected youth in internships through-out San Francisco to help them get ready for work and life. In cooperation with the Youth development team, the BPM will drive all aspects of recruiting and maintaining partners in order to meet the yearly intern placement goal. In addition to our own two social enterprises, we currently work with 60+ businesses and will need to grow our partner network in order to stay on track with our strategic plan.

As the Business Partnerships Manager, a typical day might include the following:

  • Cold call/visit a local business owner to gauge interest in hosting an intern
  • Brainstorm ways to improve the internship program and partner experience
  • Respond to an email/phone call from a partner about an intern arriving late
  • Visit a current business partner to check in about their experience
  • Create a report to forecast placement needs and present to leadership team
  • Send a partner instructions for completing a timesheet
  • Meet with a youth intern to discuss workplace performance issues
  • Create a training module to present to partners
  • Educate the Youth Development team about the local business that just became a partner
  • Record partner information in Apricot database
  • Create a marketing pamphlet to handout to prospective partners

You’ll excel in this position if: 

You love networking and connecting with people in the business community with the goal of providing opportunities. You believe in the value and positive impact that a job has on the life of a young person and on the business that provides the experience.

You are a self-starter and relatively self-managed. You take initiative to learn and ask for help when needed. You identify opportunities to improve processes and systems and take responsibility to solve problems.

You thrive under pressure and are not afraid to have difficult conversations. You are able to make sound decisions despite incomplete information or limited time. You use evidence to learn and support decision-making.

You are a strong presenter and communicate clearly. You interact confidently with a variety of audiences and you have the ability to initiate and grow mutually beneficial relationships.

You like organization and details. You stay focused and nothing falls through the cracks on your watch. Creating and developing systems of organization is a must for your workflow.

You are focused on impact. For each decision you face you ask “what impact will this have?” You are able to collaborate with others and you regularly refocus your efforts on results and impact.

You enjoy being creative, flexible and adaptable in a highly dynamic and unstructured environment.

Why work with us?

  • You’ll constantly be challenged and provided with opportunities to learn and grow professionally through trainings and on the job experiences.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to shape and grow the scope of this position. We have established practices but welcome new, innovative ideas.
  • You get to have a major impact on the lives of young adults in the Bay Area by ensuring access to quality work experiences.
  • We have a stimulating, motivating culture with smart and talented co-workers.
  • Our leadership team is strong and established.
  • You get to work from a newly renovated building in the Mission, close to good restaurants and coffee shops.
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including matching 403(b), tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits and 13 vacation days (moving up to 23 over time).

Other Qualifications:

  • At least three years relevant experience in a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience working in youth development with 17-24 year olds.
  • Four year degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency and experience with standard database software.
  • Project management experience, including the ability to track deliverables and details.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel.

Interested in applying?

Please send a thoughtful cover letter letting us know why you think you’d be a great addition to our team and your resume to


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