The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Salary
  • 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) 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 Director of Programs and Partnerships will oversee the successful launch and ongoing operations of the Wichita Chapter, helping to establish The Phoenix as a hub of recovery in Kansas. This position will be responsible for all aspects of Phoenix programming, operations, fundraising, and growth in Wichita. Duties include strategic planning, engaging with key funders, hiring and supervising staff, scheduling programs, fundraising, initiating mutually-beneficial business and community relations, overseeing administrative tasks, etc. The Director of Programs and Partnerships is expected to represent Phoenix in all interactions with members, staff, funders, contractors, community partners, and the broader community. 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. The Phoenix is a dynamic, creative and fast-paced environment requiring employees to be flexible and adaptable to ever-changing situations.



  • Develop and cultivate relationships with staff, Team Members, individual donors and foundations, community partners, elected officials, and media outlets
  • Engage professionally and effectively with key funders
  • Work as part of a larger team to build a robust sober active community in Wichita and surrounding communities
  • Supervise the program and administrative staff of the Wichita Chapter, handling hiring, training, supervision, discipline, and termination as needed
  • Oversee and support staff to ensure that general and development-related administrative needs of the chapter are met (including scheduling programs, events, and outreach activities and tracking and acknowledging gifts)
  • Ensure Wichita staff are contributing to Phoenix's online presence (including both social media messaging and website maintenance)
  • Oversee facility maintenance and upkeep to ensure the facility and programming space are trauma-informed (accessible, clean, safe, welcoming), and reflect The Phoenix's core values and community standards
  • Oversee volunteer orientation, training, recruitment, retention, and workload efforts (especially as they are required to support instructors and programs)
  • Work closely with other staff to coordinate Phoenix-wide policies and procedures; learn from and offer advice to others in a collaborative manner
  • Communicate with development leadership to establish and deploy fundraising strategies targeted at private donations, government and foundation grants, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and campaigns
  • Build collaborative and earned-income partnerships with treatment centers and other mission-aligned organizations to improve access to recovery support for those living in the Wichita area
  • Network with partner organizations, task forces, and other local leaders to position Phoenix as an industry leader and partner promoting recovery
  • Analyze performance of chapter and programs and provide feedback, guidance, and training to impact results
  • In collaboration with the CFO, oversee finances and budgets of the Wichita Chapter, implementing strategies to ensure sustainability and targeted growth
  • Attend and participate in local and national staff meetings and programming and partnership team meetings
  • Review and respond promptly, accurately, and cordially to all inquiries
  • Be an ambassador for The Phoenix at all times
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned
  • Work evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Travel for meetings as necessary



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and comfortably with people from all walks of life, including newly sober individuals, key funders, high-value donors, elected officials, persons experiencing homelessness, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 3-5 years' experience in a nonprofit director or management role preferred
  • Experience with budgets and program management
  • Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences
  • Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and email
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
  • Experience facilitating group fitness or outdoor adventure programs (and related certifications) preferred


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