Program Manager

Position: Fulltime Program Manager, Exempt
Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday -Friday, occasional evenings and weekends
Reports to: Program Director
Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center ( seeks a Program Manager to lead the team managing and operating a wide range of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County Coastside-based programs and services. Renaissance has been awarded the opportunity to build vital entrepreneurship programs and services in HMB and Coastside; our new colleague will play a key role in developing programs and collaborative community relationships. The ideal candidate has experience in diverse communities of Half Moon Bay and/or the Coastside, passion and expertise in small business and economic development, proven experience in program design and management, and leadership in working with diverse clients and community stakeholders.

Renaissance ( is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to create sustainable economic development through small business ownership. Across the Bay, we deliver high-quality business training support services to socially and economically diverse men and women starting and expanding microenterprises. Renaissance Peninsula programs include Renaissance-standard startup programs, as well as specialty programs like the Business of Child Care and Business Certification. We provide programming through innovative collaborations with JobTrain and other San Mateo County service providers at the Economic Advancement Center in South San Francisco and the Economic and Employment Center in North Fair Oaks. We host the San Mateo Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide business support services to entrepreneurs from across the economic spectrum. The new site in Half Moon Bay, serving the San Mateo Coastside, will build on the successful “one-stop-shop” models referenced above.

The Program Manager’s schedule is general business hours, M-F, on-site at our newest office in downtown Half Moon Bay. However, occasional evening and weekend hours will help our new colleague represent Renaissance and connect to the community through our programs,
partners and community events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Program Manager will be responsible for the initial development and launch of the Half Moon Bay / Coastside site, with the following high-level duties:

● Build on the initial research and program planning to map out the strengths, needs, and goals for the program with a focus on getting to know specific businesses and partners.
● Develop appropriate programming and events to address the needs of the business community in Half Moon Bay within the mission of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.
● Recruit, train, manage and evaluate consultants and volunteers who deliver client services; Ensure client satisfaction and quality program standards are met.
● Monitor program and budget progress against grant deliverables; prepare progress reports for funders quarterly/as required. Support other grant management and proposal development, as needed.
● Create and manage relationships with partners and stakeholders in business, the community and government. Be available for outreach and relationship management opportunities that fall outside of traditional business hours.
● Manage Half Moon Bay team, including professional development and growth opportunities.

● Passion for entrepreneurship and economic development; particularly within and for socioeconomically diverse communities.
● Experience in building and maintaining strong relationships with elected officials and senior leadership within governments and non-profit organizations.
● Experience in nonprofit organization and government grant program management, delivering program excellence on time and within budget. Understanding of government
grant reporting requirements and grant budget management is highly preferred.
● Bachelor’s degree or comparable combination of at least 5-10 years of experience in small business ownership, economic development and/or senior management.
● Excellent organization skills and detail orientation; Ability to address multiple priorities and program deliverables simultaneously.
● Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate a compelling and inspired sense of purpose.
● Comfort working in a small, highly communicative, collaborative, fast-paced, and mission-driven organization. Ability to manage and inspire staff and to work well in a team. Startup mindset welcome!
● Bilingual in Spanish very strongly preferred.
● Proven familiarity with the diverse San Mateo County coastside communities.
● Experience and comfort with Google Platform, Canva, Zoom, client databases, and government reporting portals.
● Ability to travel throughout the Coastside for client outreach, program marketing, building partnerships with fellow organizations, and celebrating client successes at their places of business.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, exempt position. Competitive salary ($80,000-$85,000 based on experience) and generous benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, paid time off, holidays, and a great group of colleagues and clients.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and resume to Please note “Coastside Program Manager” as the subject line of your email. No telephone calls or personal inquiries, please.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity
with respect to age, ancestry, color, ethnicity, gender, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, sexual orientation, veteran status and physical abilities. Renaissance considers all qualified applicants for employment and complies with the California Fair Chance Act in addressing arrest and conviction records in hiring decisions.

Renaissance ( is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social impact organization. We have been building better communities for 36 years by helping lower-income women and men start and grow their own businesses, transforming the lives of their owners, and creating sustainable jobs, economic vitality, and vibrant neighborhoods. Renaissance operates multiple program centers and off-site programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.