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Good Shepherd Services Activity Instructor (Athletics/Sports/Fitness): Summer at Truman in Bronx, New York

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!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

Job Summary: The Activity Instructor for Athletics/Sports/Fitness provides activities to engage participants through recreational athletic or fitness workshops, thereby allowing them to learn new skills and develop an understanding of fitness and or sports.

Reports to: Program Director at Truman

Location: Bronx, NY

Hours: Up to 12 Hours/week; Non- Exempt, (JULY - AUGUST)

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 team sports or other team-building/strengths activities.

  • 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; Associate'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 an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

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 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 our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2022-4997

Street: 750 Baychester ave

Base Salary: USD $19.00/Hr.

Max Salary: USD $25.00/Hr.