Children and Youth Manager at Door of Hope
Pasadena, Ca 91101

Children & Youth Manager
Full-Time, Exempt

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: 12:30-9 pm


  • 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, 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.**


Door of Hope
221 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, California 91101


Door of Hope
(626) 304-9130


Pasadena, Ca 91101
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Depends of experience
Ordained position
Exempt status
Working with Children