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2 May 2021

Other Outdoor Midwest Senior Program Manager

The Phoenix – Posted by Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

You are known for being able to build partnerships from scratch. You aren’t afraid of being a trailblazer and understand the upside of taking risks. You are also passionate about recovery from substance use and believe in the power of community. You know firsthand the challenges that stigma creates and want to help us fight them. If this sounds like you, you may be our new Midwest Senior Program Manager.

We are looking to build a sober active community in new markets. You’ll contribute to the growth of our Midwest region, including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Grand Rapids. Each community is different, and you understand the value of customizing approaches and strategies–there are no one-size-fits-all solutions here. In some communities, you’ll be working alongside a team and in others, you’ll be the one leading the charge!

In this Midwest Senior Program Manager job, you’ll be highly collaborative. You will work with local and national leadership, staff, volunteers, and local partners to build and implement strategies that diversify and scale our programming throughout the area. You will also be responsible for fundraising, strategic planning, program management and evaluation, and staff development throughout the area. Your innovative approach will be key for leading programming and engagement capabilities through partnerships.


Develop and cultivate relationships with staff, members, community partners, and donors to build a robust sober active community across the Midwest
Oversee all aspects of The Phoenix programming in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, and other Midwest communities
Supervising, engage and develop local volunteers and program staff to ensure that they are meeting strategic goals
Leveraging national marketing talent and assets, establish and execute a marketing strategy to advance awareness, member and volunteer acquisition, and online presence of Midwest programs
In partnership with development staff, execute diverse fundraising strategies that position Phoenix for sustainability across the Midwest. Fundraising efforts may include relationships with high net-worth donors but may also include government and foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and campaigns
Leverage partnerships when appropriate to amplify Phoenix’s impact and generate revenue
Utilize data to maximize performance, drive value creation for members, and reduce waste
Engage in talent acquisition and management processes such as interviewing, hiring, training, retention, discipline, and separation
Work closely with staff on Phoenix-wide policies and procedures; learn from and offer advice to others in a collaborative manner
Be an ambassador for The Phoenix at all times
Complete other duties as assigned
Work evening and weekend hours
Travel for meetings as necessary


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, particularly relationships with individual donors
4+ years experience in a nonprofit leadership role
Experience with supervision, strategic planning, and program management
Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to quickly adapt to change
Alignment with Phoenix’s guiding principles (healing culture, personal growth, professional growth, introspection and humility, being of service)
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences


Lived experience as a peer in recovery
Regional connections in the recovery community, especially in Chicago


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 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

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

Job expires in 47 days.

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