The Phoenix
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 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 California, Colorado, Idaho, and Massachusetts.



The primary responsibility of the Boston Director of Programs and Partnerships is to manage the everyday aspects and tasks of The Phoenix Boston. In collaboration with the New England Regional Director, work to ensure the overall health of all aspects of Phoenix in Boston. Utilizing a mentoring approach to supervision, the Director of Programming and Partnerships is expected to represent Phoenix in all interactions with members, staff, contractors, community partners and the broader MA community. The Phoenix is a dynamic, creative and fast-paced environment requiring employees to be flexible and adaptable to ever changing situations.


-Work as part of a larger team to build a robust sober active community in Boston & surrounding communities
-Supervise the program and administrative staff of the Boston Chapter including hiring, training, supervision, discipline and termination as needed
-Oversee/manage general daily administrative needs and tasks of the Boston Chapter, including scheduling programs, events, and outreach activities, and ensuring that facilities and equipment are in functioning order
-In collaboration with the CrossFit Gym Manager, oversee and assist with 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
-Build partnerships, both for earned income and collaborative purposes, to improve access to recovery support and treatment for those living in the greater Boston area, to include: supporting the cultivation and management of high-value donors; identifying and cultivating relationships with local foundation representatives; exploring, establishing, and nurturing corporate sponsorships
-Oversee and coordinate outreach activities
-Oversee and manage volunteer orientation, training, recruitment, retention and workload (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 the New England Regional Director and Executive Director, formulate the chapter budget decisions and support the fund raising strategy for Boston
-Oversee the online presence (including both social media messaging and website maintenance) for the Boston Chapter
-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 at all times
-Other duties as assigned
-Work evening and weekend hours as needed
-Travel for meetings as necessary


-Bachelor's Degree
-3-5 years of experience in a non-profit management role
-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
-Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
-Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
-Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
-Knowledge and consistent demonstration of excellent customer service skills
-Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.
-Ability to work effectively with employees, management, customers, other governmental agencies, community members and the general public.
-Experience facilitating group fitness or outdoor adventure programs (and related certifications) preferred


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