Now Seeking Diverse Talent for The Phoenix RISE Fellowship

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Sponsored by The Phoenix


The Phoenix is a nonprofit whose mission is to empower people to recover from substance use disorders. Our sober active community fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. Through activities such as CrossFit, climbing, hiking, yoga, boxing, and meditation, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. The Phoenix offers free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety, operating in 43 communities across 22 states and for people around the globe virtually. Since 2006, we have served 43,000 individuals. 


The Phoenix RISE Fellowship recruits applicants from diverse communities, particularly BIPOC individuals, to give voice to a spectrum of important perspectives in the recovery space. 

This full-time, one-year program offers start dates in February and June and is open to recent graduates of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as to individuals making significant career transitions. Please note that our recruiting emphasis will be on racial diversity. Through a variety of work, professional development, and relationship-building opportunities, The Phoenix Rise Fellowship empowers each fellow to drive impact within a rapidly-scaling nonprofit and to deepen their professional area of interest by pairing them with one of Phoenix’s six departments. Fellows will graduate from the program with increased work experience and industry knowledge relevant to their career goals, an insider’s understanding of Phoenix’s ambitious growth strategy, hands-on experience supporting individuals in recovery from substance use disorders, professional relationship-building skills, and an enduring sense of place within the national Phoenix family. Application deadline is May 4, 2021.


The RISE fellowship offers a full year of work experience, professional development, and networking opportunities at a competitive salary. Join us for a unique chance to help grow a premiere national nonprofit and make a difference in the substance use recovery field. Each fellow will be offered the following benefits:

  • A full-time hourly role with 40 hours per week guaranteed
  • Base compensation of $19.23/hour for undergraduate-level fellows plus potential cost-of-living increase depending on location
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Healthiest You virtual health benefits
  • 403B match
  • Adventure retreat in Moab, Utah (pending COVID)
  • Exposure to an innovative management framework called Market Based Management
  • Enhanced professional network
  • Individualized professional development and cohort learning opportunities


Community Outreach Fellowship (Dallas or Fort Worth)

Are you committed to providing resources to underserved communities? Are you fluent in relationship-building across a spectrum of communities and stakeholders? If so, this might be the fellowship for you. The Outreach Fellow will live in or near one of several targeted areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (see list below) and will assist our local team in broadening Phoenix’s reach into one or more communities lacking in recovery resources. Please note that the fellow will NOT be expected to commute between Dallas and Fort Worth; efforts will be focused on whichever region falls nearest the fellow’s home community. Responsibilities will include:

  • Community outreach and partnership development
  • Event leadership and promotion
  • Volunteer cultivation, training, and deployment
  • Facilitation of diversity, equity, and belonging initiatives

Strengths and qualifications needed for this role

  • Relationship-building skills across a wide span of community stakeholders 
  • Experience with project management and volunteer management
  • Background working within diverse, traditionally underserved communities
  • Undergraduate degree required 
  • Marketing and/or presentation skills are a plus
  • A personal connection to our mission 
  • Availability to start in June
  • Residence in one of the following areas (or willingness to relocate) required
    • South Dallas
    • Oak Cliff
    • Forth Fort Worth / Diamond Hill
    • Las Vegas Trail
    • Polytechnic Heights
    • Stop Six

Deadline to Apply: May 4, 2021

Community Outreach Fellowship (Orange County)

Are you talented at community outreach and relationship-building? Do you enjoy identifying partnership opportunities and driving impact? If so, this might be the fellowship for you. The Community Outreach Fellow will live in Orange County, CA and will assist our Orange County and San Diego Director in the following ways:

  • Networking to initiate new alliances and partnerships, especially in the Latinx community
  • Increasing member participation and volunteer engagement 
  • Helping with lead management and Salesforce tracking
  • Supporting local communications and marketing through newsletters and social media
  • Coordinating events

Strengths and qualifications needed for this role

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (public speaking experience is a plus)
  • Solid organizational skills and proficiency with tech and data management
  • Fluency in two or more languages, especially English and Spanish
  • An entrepreneurial, innovative mindset
  • Undergraduate degree required (ideally in marketing, communications, social science or nonprofit management)
  • Orange County area residence or willingness to relocate (local ties in the Latinx community are a plus)
  • A personal connection to our mission 
  • Availability to start in June

Deadline to Apply: May 4, 2021

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