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27 May 2022

Other Outdoor Houston Program Manager

The Phoenix – Sober Active Community – Posted by Houston, Texas, United States

Job Description

You’re a strategic and experienced leader who is skilled at providing direct community impact, cultivating partnerships, and overseeing volunteer teams. You’re an entrepreneurial individual who is willing to test creative ideas that ladder up to a larger vision. You have program management experience and a background in leading social or athletic events. You’re passionate about recovery from substance use disorder and believe in the power of community. You care about helping to reduce the stigmas around living sober. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

This position will focus on direct community impact, staff supervision, and high-level partnership building. The ideal candidate will have experience leading activities such as CrossFit, yoga, kickboxing, art nights, book clubs, and socials. If you’re excited about working in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment that promotes personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you!


With support from regional and national staff, work to build a robust sober active community in the Houston Metro Area
Build a strong base of volunteers who will lead the majority of Phoenix events
Engage in frequent stakeholder communications, initiating and maintaining partnerships with recovery-focused and other relevant local organizations
Oversee general daily administrative needs and tasks of the Houston chapter and monitor program, facility, and equipment standards
Facilitate events (fitness, boxing, socials, etc.) in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment
Spearhead local fundraising efforts, including private donations, grants, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and capital campaigns
Complete other duties as assigned
Work evening and weekend hours as needed
Supervise local staff


3+ years of relevant work or volunteer experience (donor and partnership management, volunteer management, program management, leadership, etc.)
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
Program management and supervisory experience
Community relation skills and willingness to initiate introductions with potential partners
Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
Organizational and time management skills, as well as adaptability
Proficiency with technology


We welcome all great applicants to apply even if you don’t have all these preferred attributes

Lived experience as a peer in recovery
Experience with budgets and project management
Experience coaching, instructing, or leading events or classes such as socials, runs, mountain bike rides, CrossFit, or yoga
Certifications in relevant athletic disciplines (CF-L1, L2, or L3; NASM, NSCA, ACSM, or ACE Personal Trainer; AMGA-CWI, SPI, or Rock Guide; IMBA-L1; YT-200, etc.)
Bachelor’s degree
Fluency in two or more languages


403(b) retirement plan with 4% match
Paid time off (vacation/sick days/skill enhancement days)
Medical, dental, and vision plans


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 108 counties across 36 states and for people around the globe virtually. Since 2006, we have served 77,669 individuals.

At The 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 seek to create a workplace environment that accurately reflects the diverse communities we serve. We understand that voices of varied experiences and perspectives are central to our mission and our impact. 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.

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.

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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