Elementary Fitness Specialist, Healthy Harlem

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Healthy Harlem is an initiative that encourages our students and their families to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their daily lives. The program consists of best practices in physical activity, nutrition education, and community support. Healthy Harlem is designed to instill a culture of healthy living throughout the Zone but is more expansive and strategically focused in the way we reach youth in our programs, their parents and care givers, and the community at-large.

We are seeking dynamic, energetic part-time fitness specialists to facilitate daily physical activity for students. Fitness specialists are part of site-based teams dedicated to implementing Healthy Harlem programming at respective sites and report to the health coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize and lead daily physical activity for students
  • Promote physical literacy; the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physicalactivities for life
  • Incorporate sports, games, and a variety of other unique and exciting activities in a positive, fun environment
  • For those working with students in Pre-K grade 2, incorporate songs, dances, active play, and non-competitive games
  • Adapt activities to creatively engage children with various skill sets and interests
  • Implement physical activities in a variety of settings, including small classrooms, cafeteria, and gymnasium
  • Provide clear classroom instructions, including learning objectives and transitions
  • Provide consistent motivation, enthusiasm, and role modeling for healthy lifestyle choices
  • Gather height and weight measurements and facilitate PACER fitness test

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Experience implementing physical activities in school-based, after-school, camp, and/or community-based settings. Bachelor s degree preferred.
  • Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations
  • Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills
  • Animated, energetic spirit and a positive, resilient attitude
  • Adapts well to changes in assignment and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles
  • Must be available to work after-school hours and evenings (2-7 p.m.) for a total of 20 hours per week, as well as attend trainings on the second Thursday of every month, 12-2 p.m.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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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