The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • $50,000-$70,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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

You're an experienced leader with an ability to think big and drive rapid and sustained growth. You're an entrepreneurial individual who is willing to test creative ideas that ladder up to a larger vision. You have worked on collaborative projects, overseen diverse teams, and are known as a hands-on leader. 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 Phoenix is looking to scale our national impact and has a goal of reaching over one million people by 2025. As our Denver Program Manager, you'll contribute to this growth in the Denver/Boulder area. You will oversee existing programming operations while helping expand our reach in underserved communities.

The Denver Program Manager job is highly collaborative. You will work with local and national leadership, staff, volunteers, and local partners to build and implement strategies that diversify and scale our programming throughout the area. You will also be responsible for program management and evaluation, strategic planning, and staff development throughout the area. This position will focus on programming and engagement capabilities and will require an innovative approach to partnerships. You are skilled in social media and marketing and can leverage other technologies to manage volunteer relationships, improve the productivity of your staff, and make informed decisions as needed. If you are excited about working in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment where you are expected to continually pursue personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you!


  • Develop and cultivate relationships with staff, Team Members, community partners, and donors
  • Work as part of a larger team to build a robust sober active community in the Denver/Boulder area
  • Supervise and develop local program staff
  • Oversee all aspects of The Phoenix programming in the Denver/Boulder area, including ensuring that program staff are meeting strategic goals
  • Oversee Denver facility and equipment maintenance
  • Facilitate partnership and community programming as needed
  • Manage and oversee the online presence of Denver/Boulder programs through both social media and The Phoenix website in accordance with organizational guidelines
  • In partnership with fundraising staff, execute diverse fundraising strategies that position Phoenix for sustainability across the Denver metro area. Fundraising efforts will primarily involve peer-to peer fundraising but may also include stewardship of individual donors, government and foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and campaigns
  • Leverage partnerships when appropriate to amplify Phoenix's impact and generate revenue
  • Utilize data to maximize performance, drive value creation for members, and reduce waste
  • Leveraging national marketing talent and assets, establish and execute marketing strategy to advance awareness, member acquisition and volunteer acquisition.
  • Engage in talent acquisition and management processes such as interviewing, hiring, training, retention, discipline, and separation
  • Work closely with staff on Phoenix-wide policies and procedures; learn from and offer advice to others in a collaborative manner
  • Participate in local and national meetings
  • Respond promptly, accurately and cordially to all inquiries
  • Be an ambassador for The Phoenix at all times
  • Complete other duties as assigned
  • Work evening and weekend hours
  • Travel for meetings as necessary


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • 2-3 years' experience as a nonprofit leader
  • Experience with supervision, strategic planning, and program management
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and email
  • Alignment with Phoenix's guiding principles (healing culture, personal growth, professional growth, introspection and humility, being of service)
  • Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences


  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery
  • Bi-lingual/multilingual
  • Connections in Denver recovery community
  • Experience facilitating, instructing, or participating in disciplines offered by Phoenix preferred


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 fitness and personal connection. We offer activities for everyone from weightlifting and boxing to running, hiking, and yoga. 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. By participating in our physical, social and education programs, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. 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.

Those with exceptional skills or experience may qualify for compensation above the range listed for the position.

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