The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
  • USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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


You are an experienced people-focused leader and program strategy driver, and you are looking for a change. You're seeking an impact-driven career where you can help people overcome the stigma of substance use disorder. You are committed to building a robust sober active community and are motivated by helping people grow stronger together. If this resonates with you, keep reading.

With a proven track record of leading high performing teams that deliver quality programs, you are known for empowering your direct reports to translate vision into action and impact. You also know how to build capability in the people you manage. You set a clear vision, equip your team with the right resources, empower them to think outside the box, and hold them accountable for achieving big outcomes.

We are looking to scale our national impact and have a goal of reaching over one million people by 2025. As our Regional Programs Director, you'll contribute to this growth on the East or West coast (we are hiring for both regions!). You will oversee existing programming operations while helping expand our reach in new communities.

This Regional Director job is highly collaborative. You will work with local and national leadership, staff, volunteers, and donor partners to build and implement program strategies that diversify and scale our programming throughout the region you own. You will also be responsible for strategic planning, program innovation and management, and relationship management throughout the region. The Phoenix is a high-growth organization that is dynamic, creative, and a fast-paced environment. If you are excited about a constantly evolving environment where you are expected to continually raise the bar, we want to talk to you!

We are looking for this role to be based in Boston, MA, or Los Angeles, CA.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and manage all program operations, personnel management, and high-growth strategies for an assigned region (East or West)
  • Drive strategic planning and measure impact for Phoenix sites operating in the region.
  • Ensure that all existing programs and potential new programs are in alignment with Phoenix's mission, vision, and values and in compliance with policies and procedures
  • Support local leaders with building partnerships to improve access to recovery support and treatment for those in the region
  • Analyze the performance of individual locations and programs
  • Provide feedback, guidance, and training in real-time to staff to impact results
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of external stakeholders including donors, partners, sponsors, and The Phoenix community
  • Achieve short and long-term fiscal, programmatic, fiscal, budget, and operational goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors and senior leadership
  • Contribute to long-term policies and day-to-day procedures to facilitate smooth operations of the region
  • In partnership with the national marketing team, find and leverage regional marketing and PR opportunities to increase awareness of The Phoenix and drive growth and impact
  • Contribute to deepening Phoenix's development capability, including carrying fundraising responsibilities and building fundraising capabilities within the region
  • Travel for meetings as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and skills you bring to the organization:

  • Alignment with Phoenix's guiding principles (healing culture, personal growth, professional growth, introspection and humility, being of service)
  • A strong connection to The Phoenix Mission and commitment to leading by example are critical to this position
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • 7+ years of professional experience, 5+ years of experience managing programs
  • Experience leading and supervising high performing teams
  • Experience with budget and project management
  • Ability to drive and quickly adapt to change
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences
  • Action-oriented, proactive, and creative with an innovative approach to planning and problem solving
  • Willingness to travel based on business needs

Standout applicants may also bring:

  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experience in a non-profit director or management role preferred

About us:

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. We take a new approach to recovery by fostering healing through personal connection. We offer activities for everyone from boxing, running, yoga, music, and arts. All to help people grow stronger together, overcome the stigma of addiction, and rise to their full potential. Since 2006, the Phoenix has helped over 43,000 people across America rise above addiction and harness the power of self-transformation. The Phoenix currently operates in 43 communities across 22 states in addition to offering virtual fitness classes, available anywhere. Activities offered include group fitness, climbing, hiking, boxing, running, yoga, socials, 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.


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.





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