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Requisition Number 10085 021119 CN9AGEI3
Post Date 2/11/2019
Title Group Exercise Instructor
Posted Salary $17.50
City Salem
State OR
Description LOCATION: Salem Kroc
POSITION TITLE: Group Exercise Instructor III
SUPERVISOR: Sports and Fitness Coordinator
STATUS: Non-Exempt PT (5)
POSTED WAGE: $17.50 per hour

JOB CLOSES: 02.20.2019

Please upload a resume and complete, sign, and date the application provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: A resume and completed job application are required to complete the application process. A job application is not considered complete unless a resume is provided, and the application is dated and signed by the job applicant. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

To apply in person go to The Salvation Army Cascade Ray & Joan Kroc Center 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem, OR 97301. Please bring resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 Stephanie Anguiano Soloria at or call 503.798.4810. Ms. Anguiano Soloria is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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

Benefits offered:
• Posted Wage: $17.50 per hour
• Paid Sick Leave
• Paid Vacation Leave

Job Requisition Number: 10085 021119 CN9AGEI3

Requirements The Salvation Army of Marion/Polk Counties


Job Description

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Salem


POSITION TITLE: Group Exercise Instructor 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:

This position requires an individual that is enthusiastic, with a positive attitude who has experience in customer service, facility cleanliness, and sound judgement. This position requires a current group exercise instructor certification such as AFAA, AEA, ACE or other NCCA accredited group exercise certification; a group exercise certification in a specific area is also acceptable. A minimum of 5 years of prior experience in group exercise instruction and/or Fitness & Exercise education is required. Current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification is required or the ability to obtain all other Certifications within 30 days of employment. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain updated certifications. Experience in a non-profit organization preferred.

Scope of Position:

The Group Exercise Instructor III will be responsible for designing and teaching safe and appropriate group exercise classes for members and guests of The Kroc Center in Salem, OR. The Group Exercise Instructor III will design all class choreography, perform music selection, and determine equipment required for each exercise class. The activities of the members and guests they oversee will take place in all fitness spaces along with any meeting rooms and the gymnasium or aquatics area as assigned by the Sports and Fitness Coordinator. The Group Exercise Instructor III will ensure that all exercise and equipment used is done safely and appropriately to the exercise class demographics. The Group Exercise Instructor III will also complete any other assigned task as directed by the Sports and Fitness Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Professional: The ability to work in a distinctively Christian environment. The ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Must possess the self-discipline necessary to perform repetitive tasks without lowering quality of work. Able to work with limited supervision, and work in a team setting with other professionals. Exercise good judgment and comfortable taking initiative with projects.

Equipment Used: The following equipment is used on either a daily, weekly or monthly basis: Sound system, microphone, telephone, computer fax/copy machines, and computer time sheet. Familiar with current Microsoft software computer programs including: Word and Excel, e-mail, and internet. This position must have a good understanding of all group exercise, 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 group exercise/fitness/gym/aquatics 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 group exercise class with adequate progression, rest, and variety. 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 classes for members and guests.
• Ensure proper exercise mode, duration, frequency, intensity, and progression is established for every class with suitable variety incorporated.
• 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 and racks.
• Demonstrate proper exercise technique with appropriately mirrored movements.
• Give proper cues for dance moves and hydration reminders.
• 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 class.
• Refer any questions, concerns, or complaints by clients to the Sports and Fitness Coordinator.
• Monitor Group Exercise/Fitness/Gym/Aquatic 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 dress code.
• Ability 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, 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 work in noisy areas, as these movements are a regular requirement of 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: group exercise equipment, 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.
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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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