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31 Mar 2021

Other Outdoor Fitness or Outdoor Activities Instructor

The Phoenix – Sober Active Community – Posted by Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Job Description

You’re an experienced fitness instructor or activity leader with a background in cultivating relationships, supporting volunteers, and maintaining positive relationships with community partners. You’re an entrepreneurial individual who is willing to test creative ideas that ladder up to a larger vision. You’re passionate about recovery from substance use disorder and believe in the power of community. You’ve seen the challenges that stigma creates and want to help us fight them. If this sounds like you, keep reading.
The Phoenix ( is a non-profit organization with operations in 22 states (yes, we realize it’s confusing our name is the same as the city we’re now launching in!). We are looking to scale our national impact and have a goal of reaching over one million people by 2025. As our Phoenix, AZ Instructor, you’ll contribute to this growth in Phoenix and the surrounding region. You will oversee launch of new programming operations and expand our reach in underserved communities.

The primary responsibility of the Instructor is to deliver quality classes and help to build The Phoenix community in Phoenix, AZ. This role will deploy Phoenix’s program activation strategy, which includes recruiting and establishing volunteer instructors and ensuring quality programming. Excellent social skills and the ability to connect with partner organizations, participants, and the general public are essential. The ideal candidate will have the ability to instruct in one or more athletic disciplines, including CrossFit, boxing, group fitness, yoga, hiking, cycling, social events, rock climbing, mountain biking, running, etc.

This position will focus on delivering quality programs and helping to build The Phoenix community in Phoenix, AZ. The ideal candidate is skilled in cultivating, building, and nurturing relationships with participants to ensure that programming offered is consistent with The Phoenix mission and core values. If you are excited about working in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment where you are expected to continually pursue personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you!


Lead multiple events each week such as CrossFit, boxing, yoga, Pilates, dance, hiking, biking, and running

Under supervision of the Start-Up Manager, facilitate Phoenix programs, including free community programs, volunteer programs, and contracted partnership programming with partner organizations

Train and mentor additional instructors as program needs increase

Ensure quality at all classes and events by cultivating relationships, supporting volunteers, and maintaining positive relationships with community partners

Facilitate targeted outreach events, identify outreach opportunities, and schedule events

Help build and support a robust volunteer program, including recruiting, training, and supporting a solid and sustainable base of volunteer support

Ensure that all programs and program spaces are trauma-informed (fun, emotionally and physically safe, inclusive and accessible), reflect The Phoenix’s core values and community standards, and adhere to program and discipline-specific standards

Assist with general daily administrative duties of The Phoenix

Attend and participate in local and national staff and team meetings

Utilize various technology and social media platforms

Complete other duties as assigned

Work evening and weekend hours as needed


Passion for recovery from substance use disorder

Experience coaching, instructing, or leading in one or more of the above-named disciplines

Organizational, communication and time management skills, as well as professionalism and ability to quickly adapt to change

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life

Community relation skills and willingness to initiate introductions with potential partners

Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity

Ability to use standard office equipment and computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and email

Knowledge and consistent demonstration of excellent customer service skills

Certifications in personal training, CrossFit, yoga, rock-climbing or other athletic disciplines (e.g., YT-200, CF-L1, L-2, or L-3; NASM, NSCA, ACSM, or ACE; kettlebell or Olympic lifting)


Lived experience as a peer in recovery

Connections to recovery-centered organizations in the Phoenix area


Certification in other relevant disciplines (AMGA-CWI, SPI, or Rock Guide; IMBA-L1; etc.)

First Aid Certification (e.g. WFR, WFA, CPR)

Ability to facilitate music-themed events


The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. Through activities such as CrossFit, climbing, hiking, yoga, boxing, and meditation, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. The Phoenix offers free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety, operating in 43 communities across 22 states and for people around the globe virtually. Since 2006, we have served 43,000 individuals.

At Phoenix, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and strive to create a healing-centered environment that allows everyone to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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

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