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22 Jul 2019

Other Outdoor Outdoor Program Instructor

The Phoenix – Sober Active Community – Posted by Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description


The Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery. Activities offered include CrossFit, climbing, hiking, boxing, running, yoga, road & mountain biking, and strength training. Through traditional fundraising strategies and revenue ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety. The Phoenix currently operates in 45 communities across 24 states.


The primary responsibility of this position is to lead and instruct indoor and outdoor rock climbing programs for The Phoenix in the Denver Metro area . Additional experience leading other activities (yoga, mountain biking, road biking, running, hiking, CrossFit, etc.) is a plus. A strong connection to The Phoenix mission and commitment to leading by example are critical to this position; preference will be given to those with personal experience in recovery from alcohol or a substance use disorder.

The Phoenix is a dynamic, creative and fast-paced environment requiring employees to be flexible and able to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Full-time instructors at The Phoenix are also expected to aid in administrative functions of the chapter, such as keeping events up to date on our website, participating in facility and equipment maintenance, conducting outreach events, and assisting with fundraising efforts, trainings, or other projects that may arise. Weekend and evening hours and the ability to travel in the community are required.


Facilitate multiple rock climbing events each week, both indoor and outdoor as weather permits.
Facilitate partnership and community programming as assigned
Assist with facility maintenance and upkeep to ensure the facility and programming space are trauma-informed (accessible, clean, safe, welcoming), and reflect The Phoenix’s core values and community standards
Plan and lead outdoor programs such as rock, ice, or snow climbs, day hikes, backpacking, or car-camping trips
Spread the word about The Phoenix at targeted outreach events
Attend and participate in local and national staff meetings and programming and partnership team meetings
Carry out administrative functions, including updating the program schedule on our website, conducting outreach events and data entry
Support the achievement of quarterly and annual community programming, partnership, and grant compliance goals
Manage retail and merchandise inventory, restocking, and reordering
Review and respond promptly, accurately and cordially to all inquiries
Be an ambassador for The Phoenix at all times
Contribute to social media through Facebook, twitter and Instagram
Other duties as assigned


Experience teaching traditional rock climbing, preferably in an institutional setting
Minimum high school education or GED
AMGA-SPI or RG certification preferred
CPR/AED preferred
3-5 years’ experience climbing and 1-2 years climbing instruction experience
2-3 years’ experience as a lead instructor on outdoor programs (backpacking, camping, mountaineering, canyoneering, etc.) with an educational focus
Experience facilitating other group fitness disciplines, cycling, and mountain biking is a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and comfortably with people from all walks of life, including homeless persons, recently sober individuals, high net worth donors, elected officials, etc.
Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
Good organizational and time management skills
Ability to organize trips and events from big picture down to minute details
Strong verbal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people in a group setting
Excellent communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
Ability to manage and progress on multiple tasks within a given day or week
Ability to use standard office equipment and computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and email
Ability to work in a high-paced, ever-changing environment
Willingness to work flexible hours including early mornings, late evenings, or weekends as needed
NOLS or SOLO-Wilderness First Responder certification
NASM, NSCA, ACSM, or ACE personal trainer certification, CF-L1 or higher-level CrossFit certification, or YT-200 or higher yoga certification is a plus
Other certifications applicable to discipline

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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