The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • General Gym Instructor/KROC/Chicago

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Health and Fitness
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview



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    POSITION TITLE:                 General Gym Instructor         


    LOCATION/DEPT:                Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center


    REPORTS TO (TITLE):        Indoor Sports Manager



    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago exists to express the mission and ministry of the Salvation Army through a safe,, enriching and sacred environment where all individuals have access to opportunities to reach their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. The Vision of the Chicago Kroc Center is to impact individuals, families and seniors of the Southside while building community, promoting excellence, motivating wellness, teaching character, and encouraging faith.



    Under the direction of the respective Program Manager, General Instructors/Gym Aide will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in subject areas related to Athletic Recreation, Education. These individuals will design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform Gym Aide duties to provide assistance to the athletic recreational programs through organizing and supervising leagues and non-league activities in the gymnasium.



    1. Provide instruction in assigned subject/area
      1. Assist in scheduling and coordinating athletic leagues for the athletic programs.
      2. Teach beginners through advanced learners in program.
      3. Critique and give feedback to participants regarding their work and performance level.
      4. Provide assistance as needed:
        1. Information for flyers/newsletters of upcoming leagues and programs.
        2. Officials needed and league dates and times for programs.
        3. Meetings at the beginning of each league to discuss roles, league fees, awards and other related information.
      5. Establish a working relationship with volunteers and incorporate them into the program activities.
      6. Maintain guidelines related to the gymnasium and athletic field with regard to the use of food and beverages and assigned areas.
      7. Ensure that any classroom changes or modifications are communicated to all classroom participants in an efficient manner.
      8. Develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all skill levels.
      9. Assist in developing cooperative ventures that engage other community groups in the development of programs as it relates to specifically to the gymnasium and athletic field of the RJKCCC.
      10. Ensure that all equipment assigned to the gymnasium and outdoor fields/courts is maintained and inventoried.
      11. Handle disputes with participants, coaches and parents in a professional manner.
      12. Report on time and prepared to teach assigned class.
      13. Carry out program evaluations as directed.
      14. Sets up equipment and distributes supplies and equipment.
    2. Maintain a safe learning environment.
      1. Implement safely measures for group exercises classes to insure the health and safety of group exercise participants.
      2. Report all harmful problems with facilities to the proper supervisor.
      3. Adhere to all Safe From Harm Policies and Procedures as established by The Salvation Army.
      4. Generate legible and accurate accident and incident reports as required and immediately rectify or notify appropriate personnel of all accidents or potentially unsafe conditions.
    3. Communication
      1. Ensure customer service standards are met, improved upon issues that arise with direct follow-up with unsatisfied members and/or guests.
      2. Attend all staff meetings.
    4. Maintain the Code of Ethics Policy which has been established for the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
    5. Recognize the spiritual need of individuals which may require referral to the pastoral team.
    6. Perform other assignments/duties as directed.



    • First Aid, CPR and AED required within 30 days of hire.
    • Safe From Harm certification required within 30 days of hire.
    • 2 years of College in a related field and/or equivalent experience teaching and coaching recreational activities
    • 2 years or more experience working with children and adults.
    • Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Must have current credentials and/or certificates and/or license, if required.
    • Experience with a computer based work environment.



    • Extensive knowledge of the area being taught.
    • An understanding of child development and building assets in youth, if applicable.
    • An understanding of adult teaching and learning, if applicable.
    • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills.
    • A demonstrated ability to work independently as a self-starter and use initiative.
    • An attentive to and work appropriately with culturally and socio-economically diverse client population.
    • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
    • An ability to work with confidential material.
    • Successfully complete Safe From Harm training as established by The Salvation Army
    • Willing to promote the mission of The Salvation Army



    This position is required to do moderate physical work and must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.  In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use equipment used in sports activities.  The work environment for this position includes a community center environment with a medium to high noise level. 



    Adhere to dress code for Instructor




    Non Exempt/Part-Time


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