Job title: GO-FIT Fitness/Dance Instructor
Reports to: Director of Skating

Organization FSH is a thriving youth development organization – the first to combine the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating to help girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement. Our award-winning afterschool and summer programs provide girls ages 6 to 18 from low income communities with access to innovative education, health and wellness services that help them reach their fullest potential.  Our vision is for every student, regardless of socio-economic background, to acquire the foundational academic, social and leadership skills to achieve her dreams. Headquartered in Harlem, we have launched our first satellite chapter in Detroit – Figure Skating in Detroit.

Job Description:  

As part of the I Can Excel (ICE) skating team, the GO-FIT Instructor will work under the supervision of the Director of Skating. The GO-FIT Instructor will teach the Girls Off-Ice Fitness Investment Training (GO-FIT) program, focusing on fitness, balance and body awareness through different dance genres to prepare each FSH student for their on-ice classes as well as increase overall fitness and body placement.

Duties:  

  • Instruct and facilitate dance class programs and routines that engage groups in building fitness, balance, and body awareness and positioning through a variety of dance and exercise genres
  • Foster positive social and emotional growth in students as they participate in all FSH activities
  • Help create a safe and supportive environment to maximize student engagement during program hours
  • Report all accident/incidents, inform the Director of Skating of any program issues or concerns regarding a students’ progress and/or behavior
  • Uphold FSH values and youth development principles
  • Maintain system to record the progression of skaters’ skills and attendance
  • Encourage positive student behavior that promotes character development
    Maintain meaningful positive rapport with students and parents
  • Perform any related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Must be current member of Learn to Skate USA and/or USFS and compliant with USFS
  • Must have training in Ballet, with knowledge of other dance genres a plus
  • 21 years of age or older
  • USFS Basic Skills coaching experience with elementary, middle and high school level students
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic and like working with children
  • Knowledge of other relevant areas (nutrition, sports injuries, anatomy, etc) a plus
  • Must be willing to work with other instructors or specialists over the year

Days:  Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, hours vary between 5:00-7:00pm

Hourly rate: $38/hour

Please send your resume and cover letter to: hiring@figureskatinginharlem.org

Figure Skating in Harlem provides equal employment opportunities (EEO)