Activity Instructor (Fitness): Afterschool P.S. 297

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Job Summary: The Activity Instructor provides activities to engage participants through recreational fitness workshops, thereby allowing them to learn new skills and develop an understanding of fitness.

Title: Activity Instructor (Fitness)

Reports to: Program Director

Location: 700 Park Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11206

Hours: Up to 10 Hours/week; Non- Excempt

Major Duties:

* Design, plan and conduct activities and workshops in specified areas of fitness.

* Submit lesson/activity plans in advance.

* Conduct activities that will engage participants and retain them.

* Teach basic fitness preparedness and correct form to participants.

* Provide classes demonstrating mixed martial arts while following participants' progress.

* Plan and implement a culminating event or project.

* Complete daily attendance.

* Manage setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.

* Attend all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified.

* Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.


* High School diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred.

* Must have experience or skill in fitness instruction.

* Excellent group facilitation skills.

* Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively.

* Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain's New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall 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, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

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