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4 Jun 2021

Other Outdoor Lowell Fitness Instructor

The Phoenix – Sober Active Community – Posted by kmichalak@thephoenix.org Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

You’re an experienced fitness instructor or activity leader with a background in supporting volunteers and maintaining positive relationships with community partners. 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 primary responsibility of the Instructor is strengthen The Phoenix community in Lowell by leading classes, overseeing volunteer instructors, and maintaining partnerships with local organizations. Excellent social skills and the ability to connect with partner organizations, participants, and the general public are essential. This role supports our highly collaborative partnership with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the Community Counseling Center in Lowell, MA, where many Phoenix programs for the area are based.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to instruct in one or more athletic disciplines, such as CrossFit, group fitness, kickboxing, or another gym fitness activity. 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!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead multiple events each week such as CrossFit, group fitness, or boxing
Facilitate contracted partnership programming with partner organizations
Support our partnership with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, where our gym space is located
Cultivate positive relationships with participants
Identify and facilitate outreach opportunities
Support and grow our volunteer instructor program
Ensure that all programs are trauma-informed (fun, emotionally and physically safe, inclusive and accessible), 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
QUALIFICATIONS

Passion for recovery from substance use disorder
Experience coaching, instructing, or leading one or more of the above-named disciplines
Organizational and time management skills, as well as adaptability
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
Proficiency with technology
PREFERENCES

Lived experience as a peer in recovery and/ or with the justice system
Fluency in two or more languages
Certification in relevant disciplines (CF-L1, AMGA-CWI, SPI, or Rock Guide; IMBA-L1; YT-200, etc.)
First Aid Certification (e.g. WFR, WFA, CPR)
BENEFITS

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

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. https://thephoenix.isolvedhire.com/jobs/291037-65862.html

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

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