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Lowell Fitness Instructor

The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
Job Title: Lowell Fitness Instructor
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August 18th, 2024
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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!


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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 65 communities across 24 states and for people around the globe virtually. Since 2006, we have served 60,616 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.

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.


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