The Phoenix
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full Time

403(b) retirement plan; paid time off (vacation/ sick days/ skill enhancement days); medical, dental, and vision plans


The Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery. Activities offered include CrossFit, climbing, hiking, boxing, running, yoga, road & mountain biking, and strength training. Through traditional fundraising strategies and revenue ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety. The Phoenix currently operates in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Massachusetts.

Per Ignem CrossFit is a charitable affiliate connected with The Phoenix that supports our mission by offering gym memberships that provide revenue to our non-profit division. With this intention, it is our vision to save lives through fitness.


The primary responsibility of this position is to coach CrossFit and other group fitness classes (CrossFit fundamentals, Olympic lifting, etc.) for the Per Ignem CrossFit affiliate in Boston. In addition to running multiple weekly programs and events, this position will be expected to aid in the administrative functions of the affiliate, such as keeping events up to date on our website and in our database, facility and equipment maintenance, promotion events, etc. 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.

Per Ignem CrossFit is a dynamic, creative and fast-paced environment requiring employees to be flexible and able to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Instructors at Per Ignem CrossFit are also expected to aid in administrative functions of the chapter, such as keeping events up to date on our website, facility and equipment maintenance, conducting outreach events, assisting with fundraising efforts, trainings, or other projects that may arise. Weekend and evening hours and the ability to travel in the community are required.



  • Coach Multiple classes each week including CrossFit, Fundamentals Courses, Olympic Lifting, etc.
  • Under supervision of the Per Ignem Manager, facilitate ensure coverage of community and partnership programs as assigned
  • Work in close collaboration with the Per Ignem CrossFit Gym Manager to oversee facility usage, cleanliness, and maintenance.
  • Carry out administrative functions , including updating program schedule on our website, conducting outreach events and data entry
  • Support the achievement of quarterly and annual community programming and partnership goals
  • Attend and participate in local and national staff meetings, and programming and partnership team meetings
  • Manage retail and merchandise inventory, restocking, and reordering
  • Review and respond promptly, accurately and cordially to all inquiries
  • Contribute to social media through Facebook, twitter and Instagram
  • All other duties as assigned


  • CF-L1 or higher-level CrossFit certification preferred
  • NASM, NSCA, ACSM, or ACE personal trainer preferred
  • Experience facilitating group fitness programs
  • Familiarity with other disciplines, including yoga, climbing, running, cycling, etc. is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Minimum High School Education or GED
  • Certification(s) in one or more disciplines
  • 1-2 Years' experience in program instructions within field of certification
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to organize trips and events from big picture down to minute details
  • Ability to manage and progress on multiple tasks within a given day or week.
  • Demonstrate good verbal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people in a group setting.
  • Interact positively and comfortably with people from all walks of life, including homeless persons, recently sober individuals, high net worth donors, elected officials, etc.
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment, and proficient with software including word processing, spreadsheet applications and email
  • An ability to work in a high-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Willingness to be flexible with hours, including working early mornings, late evenings, or weekends as needed


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