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14 Jul 2021

Other Outdoor Phoenix, AZ Program Manager

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

Job Description

You’re an enthusiastic leader with an ability to think big and drive rapid and sustained growth. You’re an entrepreneurial individual who is willing to test creative ideas that ladder up to a larger vision. You have worked on collaborative projects, overseen diverse teams, and are known as a hands-on leader. 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 has a goal of reaching over one million people by 2025. As our Phoenix Program Manager, you’ll contribute to this growth in a region where we have little presence. You will lead and oversee existing programming operations while and helping expand our reach in underserved communities.

The Phoenix Program Manager job is 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 program management and evaluation, strategic planning, and staff development throughout the area. This position will focus on programming and engagement capabilities and will require an innovative approach to partnerships. You are skilled in social media and marketing and can leverage other technologies to manage volunteer relationships, improve the productivity of your staff, and make informed decisions as needed. 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!


Develop and cultivate relationships with staff, members, community partners, and donors to build a robust sober active community across the city of Phoenix
Oversee all aspects of The Phoenix programming in Phoenix and surrounding communities, including ensuring that program staff are meeting strategic goals and supervising and developing local program staff
Facilitate partnership and community programming as needed
In partnership with fundraising staff, execute diverse fundraising strategies that position Phoenix for sustainability across Arizona. Fundraising efforts will primarily involve peer-to-peer fundraising and 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
Leveraging national marketing talent and assets, establish and execute marketing strategy to advance awareness, member and volunteer acquisition, and online presence of Phoenix programs
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
Respond promptly, accurately, and cordially to all inquiries
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
Experience with supervision, strategic planning, and program management
Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to quickly adapt to change
Ability to use standard office equipment and computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and email
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
Connections in the Phoenix, AZ recovery community
Ability to facilitate music-themed events
Certifications in relevant athletic disciplines (e.g., CF-L1, L2, or L3; NASM, NSCA, ACSM, or ACE Personal Trainer; AMGA-CWI, SPI, or Rock Guide; IMBA-L1; YT-200, etc.) & Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certification


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

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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