Job Details

Requisition Number 17-2622
Post Date 12/7/2017
Title Personal Trainer
Posted Salary $20.00
City Salem
State OR
Description JOB POSTING CLOSES: 12.20.2017

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Salem
POSITION TITLE: Personal Trainer III
SUPERVISOR: Sports and Fitness Coordinator
STATUS: Non-Exempt PT 10 hours
POSTED WAGE: $20.00 per hour

To apply online please upload a resume and complete the application provided, incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply in person go to The Salvation Army Cascade Ray & Joan Kroc Center1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem, OR 97301. Please bring resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: Resume and complete job application are required. Please be aware a job application is not considered complete unless it is dated and signed by the applicant. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Zacariah Appleby at or call 503.798.4792. Mr. Appleby is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

• Paid Sick Leave
• Paid Vacation Leave

Requirements The Salvation Army of Marion/Polk Counties

Job Description

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Salem


POSITION TITLE: Personal Trainer III

SUPERVISOR: Sports and Fitness Coordinator

STATUS: Non-Exempt

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Education and/or Experience:
A current nationally recognized accredited personal trainer certification is required. A 4-year degree in the field of Sports and Fitness is preferred. Current First Aid, CPR and AED certification is also required or the ability to obtain the Certifications within 30 days of employment. It is also the responsibility of the employee to maintain updated certifications. A minimum of 2 years of prior experience in personal and/or group training & exercise instruction and/or fitness & exercise education is Prefered. This position also requires an enthusiastic, positive attitude with experience in customer service, facility cleanliness, and sound judgment. Prior experience with fitness, sports, and/or recreation is required. Experience in a non-profit organization preferred.

Scope of Position:

The Personal Trainer III will be responsible for designing safe and appropriate exercise programs for members as they participate in fitness and sports programs at The Kroc Center in Salem, OR. The Personal Trainer III will conduct one-on-one fitness training, group fitness training, and class-sized fitness instruction for clients as assigned by the Sports and Fitness Coordinator. The activities of the members and guests they oversee will take place in all fitness spaces along with any meeting rooms and the natatorium as assigned by the Sports and Fitness Coordinator. The Personal Trainer III will also be responsible for conducting fitness equipment orientations, fitness assessments, fitness program design, and ensure the safe exercise and equipment operation of all facility members and guests when not currently engaged in a personal training appointment. The Personal Trainer III will also complete any other assigned task as directed by the Sports and Fitness Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Professional: The person in this position must have the ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The person in this position must be able to cultivate teamwork both in the fitness department and the facility as a whole. They must also be able to work with supervision and in a team setting with other professionals. Must be able to exercise good judgment and be comfortable working with members and guests of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.

Equipment Used: The following equipment is used on either a daily, weekly or monthly basis: Telephone, computer fax/copy machines, and computer time sheet.
Familiar with current Microsoft software computer programs including Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, e-mail, and internet.
This position must have a good understanding of all fitness, weight and cardio equipment and their proper use and instruction.

Skills and Abilities: Effective understanding of fitness and exercise principles, methods, and instruction. Good knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and health. Effective verbal and written communications skills, ability to multi task, and the ability to fill-in for co-workers as the work schedule requires. Requires the ability to follow directives of the designated supervisor. Good knowledge of fitness/gym equipment required. Ability to initiate code blue emergency call or respond to an emergency situation if one arises.

Organization: The ability to design and implement a detailed exercise program schedule with adequate progression, rest, and variety. Must be able to maintain a Client Training Log. Must be able to initiate or respond in writing to any incident response, unusual occurrence, or safety concern within the facility grounds while on duty.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Create safe and appropriate exercise programs for clients with oversight of Sports and Fitness Coordinator
• Design a goal-setting strategy for the client and an action plan to achieve these goals with oversight of Sports and Fitness Coordinator, and or prepare a class that is safe and effective for the demographic of the class
• Must be proficient at instructing a safe, fun and effective program or class
• Ensure proper exercise mode, duration, frequency, intensity, and progression is established for every client or in general class setting. Sports and Fitness Coordinator will evaluate regularly
• Monitor clients during exercise session to ensure safety
• Ensure safe and proper usage of all exercise equipment
• Return all exercise equipment to their proper storage spaces
• Ensure all pre-exercise paperwork, waivers, and consents are completed
• Ensure all billing, fee schedules, and payroll forms are properly completed
• Conduct pre-exercise health screening for new members and guests
• Conduct fitness equipment orientations for new members
• Demonstrate proper exercise technique
• Conduct fitness assessments and explain testing outcomes to client
• Problem-solve, answer basic facility questions, and provide assistance to members and guests as needed
• Arrive for work shift on time, prepared to work, and ready for each personal training or class session
• Refer any questions, concerns, or complaints by clients to the Sports and Fitness Coordinator
• Contribute to monthly personal training revenue goals that are set by the Sports and Fitness Coordinator or Personal Trainer Lead
• Monitor Fitness/Gym areas for any safety problems and promptly report any problems/concerns to the Sports and Fitness Coordinator or other designated supervisor
• Follow all written and oral communications and instructions from the Sports and Fitness Coordinator or other designated supervisor

Physical Requirements:

• Must be well groomed and adhere to the required dress code
• Must be able to perform tasks of a repetitive nature without diminished performance.
• Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, squat, twist body, stand for short/long periods of time, kneel, push, pull, have sense of touch, reach, grasp with hands and fingers, lifting and carrying up to 45 pounds unassisted, climb stairs, close vision, distant vision, talk, hear, have hand-eye coordination, have manual dexterity, speak and read, and working in noisy areas, as these movements are a regular requirement for this position.
• Must be able to demonstrate appropriate form when using equipment typical of a fitness facility. This equipment includes, but is not limited to: cardiovascular equipment, selectorized weights, free weights, and pulley systems.
• Must be physically able to give emergency care if a situation arises.

Working Conditions:

This position may have frequent phone and in person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused or frustrated.

May walk or stand on varied surfaces. May require working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed.


The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

It is expected that each employee will be familiar with The Salvation Army Western Territorial Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its content can be directed toward the Immediate Supervisor or the Human Resources Coordinator.

The Salvation Army has a dress code which will be shared with you at the time of employment.

The Salvation Army provides a smoke and drug free environment in its facilities and vehicles for all employees and volunteers.

The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

I have read the description for the position of the Personal Trainer III. I acknowledge my understanding of this, and am able to conduct myself in accordance with its purpose.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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