The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
  • New York, NY, 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 Phoenix is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to manage the launch and ongoing operations of a Phoenix program in New York City. The primary role of the Program Manager will be to build a calendar of Phoenix programs by activating and supporting volunteers, partner organizations, and donors. This position will also be responsible for operations, fundraising efforts, and the spearheading of community relations efforts to maximize Phoenix's impact in New York. 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, surfing, or boxing. 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.




  • With support from regional and national staff, work to build a robust sober active community in New York City
  • Facilitate or administer in-person and virtual events each week. These may include rock climbing (indoors or outdoors), yoga, hiking, mountain or road biking, running, CrossFit, boxing, Olympic lifting, or meditation.
  • Oversee a robust volunteer program, including recruiting, training, and supporting a solid and sustainable base of volunteers
  • Ensure general daily administrative needs of the chapter are met, including scheduling programs, events, and outreach activities
  • Help to devise and implement strategies to spread the word about The Phoenix, including targeted outreach, marketing, social media campaigns, etc.
  • Build collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships in the local recovery and fitness communities through partnerships with treatment centers, gymnasiums, yoga studios, recovery-based nonprofit organizations, and other mission-aligned organizations to improve access to recovery support for those living New York
  • Supervise staff, including hiring, training, conducting reviews, encouraging personal and professional development, and handling discipline and termination as needed
  • With guidance from the National Development Team, participate in fundraising efforts, including private donations, grants, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and capital campaigns
  • Ensure program spaces are trauma-informed (accessible, clean, safe, welcoming) and all events are in alignment with The Phoenix's vision and values and adhere to appropriate standards
  • Analyze performance of chapter and programs and provide feedback, guidance, and training to impact results
  • Attend and participate in local and national staff meetings and programming and partnership team meetings as needed
  • Review and respond promptly, accurately, and cordially to all inquiries
  • Be an ambassador for The Phoenix at all times
  • Fulfill other duties and manage small- to large-scale projects as assigned
  • Work evening and weekend hours as needed



  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
  • Community relations skills and willingness to initiate introductions with potential partners
  • Experience coaching, instructing, or leading in one or more of the above-named disciplines
  • Ability to facilitate group activities/foster community in a virtual (i.e. Zoom) format
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • 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
  • Experience with budgets, program management, and nonprofit management preferred
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 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
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred

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