The Salvation Army

Fitness & Recreation Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $53,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $60,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Position: Fitness & Recreation Manager (FRM)
Location/Dept.: The Salvation Army Kroc Center (SAKC), Philadelphia, PA
Availability: Immediate
Schedule: Full Time

Reporting Relationship: Wellness Director
Salary Grade: 11           Status: Exempt              Salary: $53,000- $60,000.00


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, vacation time and sick time.
  • Free Kroc Center membership for employees
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!


The Fitness & Recreation Manager (FRM) is responsible to oversee the daily operations of all fitness, recreation and related activities and services; will provide staff supervision of the same. The FRM will ensure appropriate programming, staffing, supplies and customer service is being delivered to members and guests. Supervise staff that includes fitness specialists, group exercise instructors, and recreation specialists. Responsible for the hiring and training of all fitness/recreation associates. Have the ability to perform all the duties outlined in the fitness associate job description as needed. Assist in the planning, marketing and promotion of fitness and recreation-related member incentive programs. Oversee monthly work schedules for all fitness/recreation associates to administer all necessary services, including assessment, fitness floor/gymnasium, athletic field supervision, consultations, test scheduling and other related services.



Bachelor degree in Exercise Science or related health/fitness field required.  Master of Science in exercise physiology preferred. ACSM Health Fitness Instructor and ACLS training preferred.  Minimum of two years’ experience in a fitness facility. Minimum of three years’ experience performing graded exercise tests. Excellent organizational and time management skills required.  CPR/AED certification required.  Ability to train, direct and supervise fitness associates and to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every five years thereafter.  Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check. Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.


Contact: Please fax or email your resume along with a cover letter with salary expectation to:


                   The Salvation Army Kroc Center

                   Human Resources Department

                   4200 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19129

                   To apply for this position:Fitness & Recreation Manager (

                                  No phone calls please.

    Released by the Kroc Center Human Resources Department 11/16/23


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Salvation Army’s 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.

Req No:2059


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