The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
  • Dallas, TX, 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 currently operates in 19 states.



The primary responsibility of the Dallas Director of Programs is to oversee the successful launch and ongoing operations of the Dallas chapter of The Phoenix. This position will be responsible for all aspects of Phoenix programming, operations, fundraising, and growth in Dallas. Duties include strategic planning, hiring and supervising staff, scheduling programs, fundraising, community relations, overseeing administrative tasks, etc. The Director of Programs is expected to represent Phoenix in all interactions with members, staff, 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, community partners, and donors
  • Work as part of a larger team to build a robust sober active community in Dallas & surrounding communities
  • Supervise the program and administrative staff of the Dallas Chapter, including hiring, training, supervision, discipline, and termination as needed
  • Oversee and support staff to ensure that general daily administrative needs of the Chapter are met (including scheduling programs, events, and outreach activities, as well as ensuring that facilities and equipment are in well-maintained)
  • Partner with Development Leadership to establish and deploy fundraising strategy including private donations, government and foundation grants, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate sponsorship, and campaigns
  • Network with partner organizations, task forces and other local leaders to position Phoenix as an industry leader and partner promoting recovery
  • 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 Dallas area
  • 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)
  • Analyze performance of chapter and programs, provide feedback, guidance and training to impact results
  • In collaboration with CFO, oversee finances and budgets of the Dallas Chapter, deploying strategies to ensure sustainability and targeted growth.
  • Work closely with other staff to coordinate on Phoenix-wide policy and procedure; learn from and offer advice to others in a collaborative manner
  • 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 always
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Work evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Travel for meetings as necessary


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 3-5 years of experience in a non-profit director or management role preferred
  • Experience with budgets and program management
  • 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
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Knowledge and consistent demonstration of excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences
  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
  • Experience facilitating group fitness or outdoor adventure programs (and related certifications) preferred
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