Door of Hope,

Children and Youth Manager

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children and teens facing homelessness? Are you searching for not just a job, but a calling? Door of Hope, a Christian nonprofit that empowers families facing homelessness to transform their lives, is hiring a Children & Youth Manager to be part of our life-changing work.

As the Children & Youth Manager, you will creatively design and manage all children and teen programming at Door of Hope. You will help nurture a sense of belonging and safety among children and youth experiencing homelessness, nurture their God-given strengths, and empower them to grow emotionally, socially and spiritually.


  • Full-Time; some flexibility in scheduling, some weekends
  • 4 afternoon/evening shifts per week: 12:30-9pm


  • Provide overall management and supervision of children/teen programs including supervision of staff, developing/controlling budget
  • Develop curriculum and lesson plans
  • Train, manage, and coordinate volunteers and tutors
  • Maintain and build strong relationships with community partners
  • Lead and coordinate activities, field trips, special events, and outings for children/youth intended to broaden their horizons
  • Maintain regular, open and honest communication with parents to best support the development of their children/youth
  • Member of Program Leadership Team; meet regularly with other Program Leaders to develop, discuss, and actualize overall program goals
  • Lead weekly team meetings for the purpose of training and planning activities
  • Network and build community partnerships that will enrich Door of Hope’s programs
  • Perform any other task necessary to support the mission of Door of Hope


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, child development, or similar field strongly preferred
  • MSW or similar relevant Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience working with children and/or youth at-risk strongly preferred
  • 1-2 years of Management experience strongly preferred
  • Domestic Violence trainings or certification strongly preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required
  • Fluency with Microsoft and Google Suite required
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs. required
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

Character (Do you embody Door of Hope’s four core values?)

  • Christ-centered, expressed through:
    • Faith: We have an active and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Calling: Out of a sense of calling, we go above and beyond to meet our mission.
    • Character: We demonstrate the character of Christ toward colleagues and families.
  • Empowering, expressed through:
    • Trust: We trust one another, believe in one another, and give each other the freedom to take risks. (Mistakes are learning opportunities.)
    • Accountability: We nurture God-given strengths through coaching and accountability.
  • Holistic, expressed through:
    • Whole Person: Our emotional, spiritual and personal well-being matter to one another.
    • Whole Organization: We are on one team with one mission. (We don’t do silos.)
  • Relationship, expressed through:
    • Family: We love, celebrate, and pray with one another.
    • Reconciliation: We manage conflict, practice vulnerability, and pursue diversity with honesty and grace.

To apply

To apply, send your resume and brief cover letter to In your cover letter, please explain 1) your understanding of Door of Hope’s mission and faith-based nature and 2) why you are the perfect fit for this opening.