The Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from a substance use disorder and for those who choose to live sober. By participating in our physical, social and educational programs, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. Activities offered include CrossFit, climbing, hiking, boxing, running, yoga, road & mountain biking, and strength training. Through traditional fundraising strategies and revenue-generating ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety. The Phoenix currently operates in 45 communities across 24 states.
The primary responsibility of the Los Angeles Program Coordinator is to help launch and manage operations and growth of Phoenix programs in the Los Angeles area. This role will deploy Phoenix's program activation strategy, which includes recruiting and establishing volunteer instructors, ensuring quality programming, and engaging in community relations, marketing, and fundraising. Excellent social skills and the ability to connect with partner organizations, donors, participants, and the general public are essential. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience and ability to instruct in one or more athletic disciplines such as CrossFit, rock-climbing, yoga, hiking, cycling, running, boxing, or other active pursuits. The Phoenix is a dynamic, creative and fast-paced environment requiring employees to be flexible and adaptable to ever changing situations. A strong connection to The Phoenix mission and commitment to leading by example are critical to this position; preference will be given to those with personal experience in recovery from alcohol or a substance use disorder.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- With support from the LA Program Manager, as well as regional and national staff, work to build a robust sober active community in LA.
- Build and support a strong volunteer program, including recruiting, training, and supporting a solid and sustainable base of volunteers
- Help to devise and implement strategies to spread the word about The Phoenix, including targeted outreach, marketing, social media campaigns, etc.
- Facilitate or administer events each week (these may include CrossFit, rock climbing, yoga, hiking, mountain or road biking, running, group fitness classes, boxing, Olympic lifting, etc.)
- With the support of the Program Manager, build collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships in the local recovery and fitness communities by partnering with treatment centers, gymnasiums, yoga studios, recovery-based nonprofit organizations, and other mission-aligned organizations to improve access to recovery support for those living in the LA area
- Assist with general daily administrative needs of the chapter, including scheduling of programs, events, and outreach activities
- Support marketing and community relations strategies that grow Phoenix's reach, deepen our impact, and establish robust member and volunteer pipelines
- Ensure that all programs and program spaces are trauma-informed (accessible, clean, safe, welcoming), reflect The Phoenix's core values and community standards, and adhere to program and discipline-specific standards
- Assess and improve quality and safety of programs, whether delivered by staff or volunteers
- With guidance from the Program Manager and the National Development Team, participate in fundraising efforts, including private donations, grants, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and capital campaigns
- Assist with the online presence of the chapter, including social media and website updates
- Complete other duties as assigned
- Work evening and weekend hours as needed
- Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
- Experience coaching, instructing, or leading in one or more of the above-named disciplines
- Community relation skills and willingness to take the initiative in making introductions with potential partners
- Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
- Organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
- Desire to pursue personal and professional development opportunities
- 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 relevant athletic disciplines (e.g., CF-L1, L-2, or L-3; NASM, NSCA, ACSM, or ACE Personal Trainer; AMGA-CWI, SPI, or Rock Guide; IMBA-L1; or YT-200) preferred but not required
- First Aid Certification (e.g. WFR, WFA, CPR) preferred
How to Apply
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