The Salvation Army Kroc Center is a great place to work! Check out our open positions below:


Group Fitness Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Under the direction of the Health and Wellness Manager, Group Fitness Instructors will provide state-of-the-art group exercise instruction that contributes to each member health and fitness goals. To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational exercise classes for all fitness and skill levels.

We are currently looking for qualified Instructors to teach the following classes:

  • Cardio Circuit
  • Total Body Fitness
  • Boxing
  • Boot Camp
  • Hour of Power
  • Cardio Combat
  • Ab Attack
  • Senior Fitness

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide state of the art group exercise instruction that contributes to each member health and fitness goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational exercise classes for all fitness and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measure for group exercise classes to insure the health and safety of group exercise participants.
  • Insure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Current certifications through ACE, ACSM, AFAA or NSCA or any unique certifications pertaining to a specialized group exercise class and/or format.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience teaching various or specific group exercise programs.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. The ability to speak Spanish desired.
  • Must have physical ability to instruct appropriate classes; for specific class requirements as outlined by industry standards of certifications and or training.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Tony Deakin, Fitness Manager, at [email protected] (please include “Fitness Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Assistant Day Camp Manager (full-time, June 1–Sept 2)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Assistant Day Camp Manager will assist the Recreational Supervisor in administrative and leadership responsibilities.  In addition, the ADCM will act as a counselor when needed.  Counselors are the primary adult supervisor for a group of children during the day camp day and assist in the implementation of the day camp program.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Take leadership on field trips when the director is not present. This includes the handling of all discipline procedures, money/receipt and bus/van supervision.
  • Give direct supervision to a group of children making the safety and well being of all campers while in our care a top priority. This involves staying with your group at all times unless another staff member has relieved you for any necessary reason.
  • Follow and facilitate all day camp objectives, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Encourage participation in any and all activities appropriate to those children in your assigned group. This includes activities such as music & drama classes, Bible class, recreation class, and arts & crafts.
  • Serve as a positive role model to young children by demonstrating high standards of personal conduct.
  • Administer emergency first aid as needed.
  • Respond to and report any forms of camper misconduct (bullying, inappropriate behavior, etc).
  • Plan and implement lessons, group devotions and other activities as directed by the Recreation Supervisor.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with the other Day Camp Staff as well as other RJKCCC staff to execute daily plans and activities.
  • Supervise assigned counselors.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to Day Camp Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Desire to work with children ages 5 – 17.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years prior experience in working with children.
  • Willingness to work as part of a ministry team with other staff members.
  • Must be able to obtain a Chauffeur License.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak Spanish desired.
  • Before hire, must pass a thorough background check.
  • Must be available to work full time June 1 –  September 2.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Alyson Rodriguez, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected] (please include “Assistant Day Camp Manager” in the subject line of the email).


 Day Camp Counselor (full-time, June 6–Sept 2)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Counselors are the primary adult supervisor for a group of children during the day camp day and assist in the implementation of the day camp program.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Give direct supervision to a group of children making the safety and well being of all campers while in our care a top priority. This involves staying with your group at all times unless another staff member has relieved you for any necessary reason.
  • Follow and facilitate all day camp objectives, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Encourage participation in any and all activities appropriate to those children in your assigned group. This includes activities such as music & drama classes, Bible class, recreation class, and arts & crafts.
  • Serve as a positive role model to young children by demonstrating high standards of personal conduct.
  • Administer emergency first aid as needed.
  • Respond to and report any forms of camper misconduct (bullying, inappropriate behavior, etc).
  • Plan and implement lessons, group devotions and other activities as directed by the Recreation Supervisor.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with the other Day Camp Staff as well as other RJKCCC staff to execute daily plans and activities.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to Day Camp Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Desire to work with children ages 5 – 17.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years prior experience in working with children.
  • Willingness to work as part of a ministry team with other staff members
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Chauffeur License.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak Spanish desired.
  • Before hire, must pass a thorough background check.
  • Must be available to work June 6 – September 2.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Alyson Rodriguez, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected] (please include “Day Camp Counselor” in the subject line of the email).


 Day Camp Art Instructor (part-time, June 6–Sept 2)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Under the direction of the Day Camp Manager, Art Instructors will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in subject areas related to Fine Arts. Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform classroom management tasks.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide state of the art and relevant instruction that contributes to each member class/program goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measure for classes to insure the health and safety of class participants.
  • Insure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people is represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Appropriate prior experience teaching or working in the area of art instruction required.
  • Certification or a degree in related field or level of expertise preferred.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must be available to work June 6 – September 2.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Alyson Rodriguez, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected] (please include “Day Camp Art Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


 Child Watch Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Child Watch Attendant is responsible for the direct supervision of the children in Child Watch areas throughout the facility (Clubhouse, Hangout/Game room, Classrooms, Playground), with emphasis on safety and developmental activities that will ensure a quality experience during a child’s stay.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Responsible for the safety, supervision and active entertainment of all children placed in Child Watch areas while parents/guardians are participating in Kroc Center activities.
  • Will assist and work under the supervision of the Youth Development Supervisor.
  • Interact professionally with all contacts, as required, with the general public, parents/guardians, business community, Salvation Army Officers and Kroc Center staff.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have two years experience working with children and infants.
  • Computer knowledge helpful but not necessary.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Flexible availability (mornings, evenings, weekends and weekdays).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Rachel Lemirand, Child Watch Supervisor, at [email protected] (please include “Child Watch Attendant” in the subject line of the email).


Tumbling and Gymnastics Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor and Program Director, instructor will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in tumbling and gymnastics.  Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform classroom management tasks.  Instructor will teach the following classes: Toddler Tumbling, Tumbling, Intro to Gymnastics, and Cheerleading.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide state of the art and relevant instruction that contributes to each member class/program goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measure for classes to insure the health and safety of class participants.
  • Ensure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Appropriate prior experience teaching or working in the area of instruction specified; required. Experience requirement will vary depending on the class.
  • Certification or a degree in related field or level of expertise required.
  • Where applicable, must have up to date personal insurance prior to employment.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and abilities.
  • Must be able to function effectively with minimal or no supervision.
  • Must be able to demonstrate various skills in the area of instruction specified.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Alyson Rodriguez, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected] (please include “Tumbling/Gymnastics Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Climbing Wall Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Under general supervision from the respective program manager, the Recreation Aide positions will be available for the following areas: Climbing Wall, Fitness Center, Gymnasium, Game Room, and outdoor Campus.  Recreation Aides will perform duties such as cleaning exercise machines and program areas, facilitating and/or assisting with programs and events, checking out/in equipment, assist with score keeping, activity and class prep & clean up for the Grand Rapids Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Supervise patrons and climbing wall area

  • Provide supervision and instruction for the climbing wall during open climb and other climbing programs.
  • Provide information and answer questions about climbing hours, guidelines, programs, events and equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the climbing wall area. Pick up trash and help maintain cleanliness of the general lobby and common areas.
  • Maintain accurate equipment check out and check in system
  • Track usage and complete shift checklists as assigned.

Ensure patron safety

  • Enforce all guidelines that pertain to the climbing wall a constant and consistent basis.
  • Verify climbers have a membership or purchased a daily pass.
  • Ensure climbing harness is securely fastened on climbers.
  • Attach and remove belay device to each patron.
  • Inspect routes and equipment and notify manager when repair is needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Previous climbing experience or belaying experience is preferred.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Have CPR/AED/First Aid certification, or obtain within 45 days.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40lbs.
  • Must be able to climb wall for instruction and repairs when necessary.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Alyson Rodriguez, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected] (please include “Climbing Wall”  in the subject line of the email).


 Fitness Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Under general supervision from the respective program manager, the Recreation Aide positions will be available for the following areas: Fitness Center, Gymnasium, Climbing Wall, Game Room, and outdoor Campus.  Recreation Aides will perform duties such as cleaning exercise machines and program areas, facilitating and/or assisting with programs and events, checking out/in equipment, assist with score keeping, activity and class prep & clean up for the Grand Rapids Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide great customer service to the community; see that all customers, clients and members are given prompt and courteous service.
  • Maintain cleanliness of facility by cleaning equipment and fitness areas, vacuuming and sweeping.
  • Verify membership and daily pass users.
  • Maintain accurate equipment check out and check in system.
  • Provide information and answer questions about available programs.
  • Report all equipment and fitness area problems to the Health & Wellness Manager.
  • Notify members and staff when machines are out of working order or in need of repair.
  • Enforcing all rules that pertain to the fitness and exercise areas on a constant and consistent basis.
  • Adhere to RJKCCC operations as well as all policy procedures as adopted by Administration.
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations.
  • Attend staff meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Supervise activities in the fitness areas as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must have or be able to obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Spanish preferred.
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel preferred.
  • Have the ability to work and relate well with people.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Bram Roberts, Program Director at [email protected] (please include “Fitness Attendant”  in the subject line of the email).


Gym Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Gym Attendant will supervise the gym, service desk, locker rooms, hallways, participants, programs and activities and enforce necessary guidelines.

Availability must be given to be considered and should be indicated based on the following shifts: Mon-Thurs 5-9 pm, Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 1-7 pm or 2-7pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide general supervision of the activity areas and participants
  • Maintain the cleanliness and operation of the gym equipment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Previous experience supervising, coaching, and working with children preferred.
  • Possess an understanding of the rules and fundamentals of indoor sports such as basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, badminton, floor hockey, indoor soccer and other programs offered in the gymnasium is preferred.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Have CPR/AED/First Aid certification, or obtain within 45 days.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40lbs.
  • Must be able to be mobile for long periods of time.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Bram Roberts, Program Director, at [email protected] (please include “Gym Attendant”  in the subject line of the email).


Welcome Desk Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Welcome Desk Attendant is responsible for creating exceptional customer service experiences. Primary responsibilities include selling and/or verifying memberships, program registrations, and café items through POS system as well as providing facility information, answering, and routing all incoming phone calls.

HOURS:

5:30 am – 9:30 pm weekdays and 7:00 am-8:30 pm weekend (hours vary) (Must be able to work weekdays, weekends and holidays as needed, hours of operation may vary.)

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide great customer service to the community.
  • Perform Point of Sale (POS) transactions at the front desk.
  • Perform all café, membership and front desk duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED. Minimum of 1-2 years experience in working in customer service industries.Must have excellent computer skills; with working experience of Microsoft Office products. Computer database application experience helpful. Ability to use new software programs with basic training.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the ability to also communicate in Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator), Safe from Harm certified within 30 days of employment.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Crystal Truong, Welcome Desk Supervisor at [email protected] (please include “WD Attendant” in the subject line of the email).


Lifeguard I (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Manager, Lifeguards will monitor activities, observe and provide assistance to swimmers, prevent accidents, protect life and enforce regulations as well as control access to pools, family locker rooms, and lockers. Provide first aid when necessary. Assist with implementation of and teach swimming lessons and other aquatics programs. Provide support for swim lessons, record keeping, lesson cards and lesson plans. This position is also required to assist with general facility maintenance and cleaning duties as assigned. Attendance at all in-service trainings required.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Considerately and patiently enforce Kroc Center rules to provide a safe environment for all members, visitors, and employees. Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas and actions.  Maintain order in swimming areas.
  • Must be able to analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action; maintain constant observation of an assigned area to identify any signs of danger.
  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when needed.
  • Inspect and maintain cleanliness of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak Spanish desired.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and split shifts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate positively and energetically with staff, clients, members and customers. Ability to be self-motivated, work independently and in a team environment. Must also have effective communication skills and engage positively with the public.
  • Must have one year experience as a lifeguard.
  • Must have one year experience teaching swim lessons.
  • Lifeguard training (must include Standard First Aid). American Red Cross certifications are required before start of employment.
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer.  AED certification highly desirable.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification required, or ability to receive within six months.
  • American Red Cross Oxygen Administration certification highly desirable.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and/or letter of interest to our Aquatics Manager at [email protected] (please include “Lifeguard I” in the subject line of the email).


Swim Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Manager, Swim Instructors will assist with implementation of and teach swimming lessons and other aquatics programs. Provide support for swim lessons, record keeping, lesson cards and lesson plans. Attendance at all in-service trainings required.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Instruct swimming lessons of all ages and abilities by following a structured lesson plan.
  • Maintain attendance record-keeping for swim lessons and an organized filing system of records and lesson plans.
  • Perform setup, breakdown and maintenance of all lesson equipment.
  • Responsible to ensure customer satisfaction in regards to swim lessons and other aquatic programs.
  • Prepare written information relating to lessons, class registrations, incidents/accidents, and assists Pool Supervisor and Aquatics Manager as needed.
  • Maintain records and reports as assigned.
  • May work with any aspect of aquatic programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak Spanish is desired.
  • Must have one year experience teaching swim lessons.
  • Certifications in the following preferred: Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, American Red Cross Oxygen Administration.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification required.
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel preferred
  • Be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to our Aquatics Manager at [email protected] (please include “Swim Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Water Fitness Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Aquatics Manager, the Water Fitness Instructors will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels. The Instructor will design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform class management tasks.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide water fitness instruction that contributes to each member’s class/program goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measures for classes to insure the health and safety of class participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ years’ experience teaching required.
  • Certification preferred.
  • Nationally-recognized snorkeling certification preferred.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must be able to demonstrate various skills in the area of instruction specified.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. The ability to speak Spanish desired. Must be able to function effectively with minimal or no supervision.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to our Aquatics Manager at [email protected] (please include “Water Fitness Instructor” in the subject line of the email).

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