Web Development Project Manager – Lookout Local Santa Cruz


Salary: $56,000 – 70,000 annual salary

Advantages: Medical, vision and dental insurance, paid holidays, flexible paid holidays, pension plan and life insurance

Reports to: Senior Manager, bizzNEST

Pitches): Monterey Bay Area

The description
Digital NEST is a workforce development center that has hosted hundreds of young people from farm worker communities to develop the technical and vocational skills they need to achieve their dreams. It’s an exciting time for NEST as we’re poised to expand to a total of nine communities in Northern California by the end of 2026. Digital NEST has centers in the heart of Watsonville, Salinas and Gilroy. The first digital NEST in the Central Valley is set to launch in Stockton in 2023, with expansion plans in the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley also underway.

The Web Development Manager will oversee and deliver effective and compelling development solutions for businesses in the Monterey Bay Area. The Web Development Manager will oversee the bizzNEST web development team in the development of websites designed by the bizzNEST design team and the technical support of customer websites to ensure that the customer is satisfied with the services of web development offered by bizzNEST. They will also design and monitor the development of technical and professional skills of the web development specialist and the trainees.


bizzNEST internal development (45%)

  • Oversee the professional development process for web development interns
  • Design and implement additional internal web development training to meet the needs of the bizzNEST program and its customers
  • Evaluate the workflow model with the Web Development Specialist and interns each exercise and implement identified improvements
  • Supervise and ensure web development interns keep their work progress up to date and use all software tools correctly
  • Conduct one-on-one coaching meetings with web development interns and ensure they use their time to learn new skills, work on client work, and achieve their professional development goals
  • Mentor web development interns in identifying entry level positions for local and regional career jobs and assist them in their job search

Client-based productions (20%)

  • Ensure customer satisfaction with web development services such as website development and technical support
  • Deliver high quality products on time and within budget
  • Work with the bizzNEST Client Specialist and Web Development Specialist to assess client needs, recommend services and review contracts
  • Anticipate and respond to customer needs and requests

Web development team support (30%)

  • Manage daily operations on web development projects in conjunction with the web development specialist
  • Define and set goals for web development projects and team
  • Structure an annual budget for the web development team
  • In close collaboration with program managers, co-create:
    • a knowledge and skills profile for eligibility for the bizzNEST internship
    • a bizzNEST lead intern profile for the web development team
    • feedback loops to relay new skills, technologies and services requested by customers
  • Achieve and maintain revenue goals set by the Senior Manager
  • Manage web development projects on the project management tool ensuring all projects are on schedule in collaboration with the web development specialist
  • Keep up to date with new web development software; acquire additional and new web development tools
  • Identify web development best practices and scale day-to-day operations as necessary
  • Supervise the web development specialist working as part of the web development service package, including training, monitoring and performance review and other tasks typical of supervising professional employees
  • Co-create the team’s project strategy in collaboration with the web development specialist

Other (5%)

  • Provide general support for fundraising efforts expected of all staff: introduce members and member work, speak clearly about programming, and be a role model and evangelist for Digital NEST in the community
  • Performs other duties and tasks assigned by supervisor


  • At least 3 years of experience building websites and/or web applications for clients
  • At least 4 years of experience in formal supervision of professionals or interns
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent education and experience
  • Demonstrate skills and experience with WordPress
  • Excellent skills, especially with web development software and languages; python, css, html, sql, javascript, php, etc.
  • Experience with APIs and databases
  • Proven track record in mentoring and coaching young professionals to improve their work performance, increase their qualifications and expertise, and help them advance their careers
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with youth; a positive, energetic and authentic presence
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding creativity and innovation
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines


  • Passion for Digital NEST’s mission and belief in upholding the organization’s core values
  • Understanding and sensitivity to issues of culture/ethnicity/race, gender, sexual identity, class/SES and immigration status
  • Ability to be an ally for people of color, women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex people and their allies (LGBTQIA)
  • Must hold a valid CA driver’s license, pass a background check, and be able to travel and work occasional evenings or weekends, or as needed

How to register: Please submit your application here.


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