The Phoenix
  • Minneapolis, MN, 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 education 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 ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety. The Phoenix was founded in Colorado and now operates in 11 states.

The Phoenix Rising Initiative is a program designed to expand the reach of The Phoenix by strategically networking CrossFit gyms, yoga studios, climbing gyms, outdoor recreation programs, and other community members who wish to support our mission by providing space, equipment or expertise. Through these partnerships, The Phoenix is able to grow our sober active community and offer free programs in new geographical areas.


The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure the successful implementation of The Phoenix Rising Initiative. This position will be responsible for cultivating, building and nurturing relationships with partner organizations, recruiting and training program participants and volunteers, and ensuring that programs are consistent with The Phoenix mission and core values. The ideal candidate will be a certified and experienced personal trainer or group fitness instructor with program management experience. 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.



  • Contribute to evolution of the Phoenix Rising initiative by helping to build the program and trainings that will be offered, carrying out trainings, and sharing what is learned during the pilot phase to advance the initiative
  • Travel frequently to visit partnerships and potential partnerships and promote the Phoenix Rising Initiative
  • Work collaboratively with the National Phoenix Rising team to test and evolve the new opportunity evaluation, training and implementation processes. 
  • Working closely with the Phoenix Rising Manager, develop and implement a strategic plan for building a network of locations across the country where members can access quality Phoenix programming. 
  • Ensure fidelity and quality of Phoenix programs by thoroughly vetting potential opportunities, facilitating quality Phoenix Rising trainings, attending programming, mentoring instructors, cultivating and supporting volunteers and maintaining good relationships with community partners
  • Work closely with the Phoenix Rising Manager to ensure that expectations of the Program are met
  • Manage general daily administrative duties of Phoenix Rising, including scheduling programs, events, and outreach activities
  • Ensure that programming space are trauma-informed (accessible, clean, safe, welcoming), and reflect The Phoenix Core Values and Community Standards
  • Spread the word about The Phoenix at targeted outreach events
  • Manage retail and merchandise inventory, restocking, and reordering
  • Attend and participate in local and national staff meetings, and programming and partnership team meetings
  • Carry out administrative functions , including updating program schedule on our website, conducting outreach events and data entry
  • Be an ambassador for The Phoenix at all times
  • Contribute to social media through Facebook, twitter and Instagram
  • All other duties as assigned



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently (up to 40 weeks/year) to promote the Phoenix across the country
  • Interact positively and comfortably with people from all walks of life, including homeless persons, recently sober individuals, high net worth donors, elected officials, etc.
  • Experience facilitating group fitness programs
  • Familiarity with other disciplines, including yoga, climbing, running, cycling, etc. is preferred
  • 1-2 Years' experience in program instructions within field of certification
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Minimum High School Education or GED
  • NASM, NSCA, ACSM, or ACE personal trainer preferred
  • CF-L1 or higher-level CrossFit certification preferred
  • CPR/AED preferred


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