The Salvation Army

Fitness Specialist

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $15.45/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $17.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Position: Fitness Specialist
Location/Dept.: The Salvation Army Kroc Center (SAKC), Philadelphia, PA
Availability: Immediate
Schedule: Full Time- Must be willing and able to work with flexibility as required in performance of duties, or as requested to support the pre-opening and ongoing operations of the Kroc Center.
Reporting Relationship: Fitness and Recreation Manager
Salary Range: $15.45-$17.00
Personal Training Rate: $18.00 per hour
Group Exercise Instructor Rate: $25.00 per hour


The Fitness Specialist provides comprehensive fitness services to members and guests of the Center. The use of superior customer service in providing innovative programming to each Center member is required. Must be able to be flexible in support of the Kroc Center team in all areas of center operation, as needed and assigned.


 Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Exercise Science or related health/fitness field. Prior work experience or successfully completed internship in fitness industry preferred. Personal training certification (ACSM, NASM or NSCA) preferred. Current CPR/AED required. Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills required. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Must have ability to work and relate well with people. Proficiency in oral and written communication skills. 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 three 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 possess understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army and the RJKCCC.


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

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days(FT emps), paid vacation time and sick time (all FT/PT emps).
  • Free Kroc Center membership for all employees
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage (FT emps) with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FT)
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

 Contact: Please send or fax 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

                       External applicants:  Fitness Specialist (

                                    Fax: (215)558-1499

                                    No phone calls please.


               Released by the Kroc Center Human Resources Department 4/4/24


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.
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