The Crim Fitness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to the pursuit of cultivating fitness as a community and family value.  If you are someone who appreciates tradition, is interested in helping others live a healthier life and generally gets motivated by opportunity, we may have a great opportunity for you!  And–AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, FoodCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply!

Who We Are

The Crim Fitness Foundation is a place of extraordinary people. We envision a community and a world that is thriving, healthy, and mindful. Overcoming the barriers to turning our vision into reality is a worthy challenge, and its success will help determine our future. If you want not just a job but a calling, where you not only earn a living but make a difference, join us. If you want to tell your grandchildren how you helped lead your community from the least healthy place in the United States to a transformed and energized model for the healthy community, join us to help make it so.

What does the Crim need and seek? Above all, exceptional talent and initiative.  Not ordinary, not pedestrian, not conventional, not unremarkable. No drones, no drudges, no résumé-builders. We seek sizzle in your brain and fire in your belly. Why do you get out of bed each morning? If your passion is close to our vision and mission, the Crim Fitness Foundation may be where you can grow to your fullest potential.  We hire as much for aptitudes and attributes as for disciplines and experiences. Among those characteristics, we’ve found these broad hallmarks of success:

Agility:  With a vision as constant as the North Star and grounded in a sense of purpose, you exercise your innate capacity to respond, adjust, flex, and shift to meet challenges, circumstances, and needs in our rapidly changing world.

Clarity: Effective people think and communicate with clarity. Lucid, graceful writing and speaking and the capacity to imagine the graph or picture or phrase that’s worth a thousand words are highly valued, as is the ability to fundamentally reframe the question or problem to redirect the whole inquiry forward.

Quality: Do you strive to get the concept clear, the word precise, the layout beautiful, the message compelling–not just because it works better, but because you have high personal standards? We do too. We strive to build in excellence from the start, not add it later, so all our effort goes not to fixing mistakes but to fulfilling mission.

Curiosity: Are you content to stay forever who you are, know what you know, and do what you do? If so, find an ordinary job. But if you have an itch to see over the horizon, the Crim is an exciting place. We sustain a sharp focus but a very wide-angle lens. Being curious, audacious, and fearless has given the Crim a long track record of working to solve big problems in ways no one has tried before.

Originality:  Can you not just solve problems but avoid them? Can you spot the real question?  Can you keep asking ‘Why’ until you get to the deep root of the matter?

Integration: The Crim is known for original approach, but our best work, rarest skill, and greatest need is synthesis. If you are an integrative thinker with that unique knack for mental jigsaw-puzzles, that special “helicopter” view of how scattered bits can snap together into creative new patterns, this is a great place for you.

Initiative: Is your ‘Start’ button self-pressing? The Crim cultivates a fast-paced, entrepreneurial style. Though our nonprofit organization exercises the discipline of a for-profit firm, we value leadership and spunk. If you know where you’re headed, your capability will accelerate our work and your development. We recognize contribution, not rank. And to help fan your spark, we’re evolving ever better ways to deepen and broaden your learning, expand your horizons, mentor your growth, and reward your achievement.

Steadfastness: Solving big problems takes time, flexibility, and relentless patience. Much of our work will take years to flower. Along the way are doubts, setbacks, uncertainties, constant questioning. Can you adapt to change but stay the course? Do you persevere through adversity? Do you have a high tolerance of ambiguity?

Empathy: Would you rather fight with an opponent or dance with a partner? Can you talk to others where they are, not where you are? Can you give public credit to those who need it, whether or not they deserve it? Such empathetic and collaborative skills underlie the Crim’s non-adversarial, non-partisan approach, which achieves results by focusing on shared outcomes rather than divergent motives.

Humor: Because the problems we’re solving are serious, we mustn’t take ourselves too seriously. If we can’t enjoy life and each other, laughing and loving here and now, what’s the point? Good work is fun; life is joyful. Humor is indeed one of our most powerful tools for reaching those trapped in rigidity.

Variety: The Crim is a diverse family of athletes and artists, forerunners and foodies, moms and mentors, scholars and storytellers, conveners and collaborators. We embrace diversity and seek talent in all their rich dimensions. Everything you are and know and can be, where you come from and where you’re going, expands our effectiveness and enriches our lives.

Balance: We all work hard, but we know work is a part of life, not vice versa. To be consistently effective at the Crim, you should be a whole person, healthy and happy and fulfilled. We don’t just accept this; we expect and support it. If you need to get a life, we’ll gently say so. If you have a life in balance, we’ll help you keep it so.

Open Positions

Director of Development

The Crim Fitness Foundation is a place of extraordinary people, where we envision and work toward a community and a world that is thriving, healthy, and mindful.

  • If you want not just a job but a calling, where you not only earn a living but make a real difference, join us during this exciting time of growth, investment and innovation, and be part of reimagining Flint!
  • If your passion is close to our vision and mission, the Crim Fitness Foundation is where you can reach your fullest potential.

We are seeking a highly-motivated, creative, and accomplished development professional to serve as our Director of Development. In support of the Crim’s mission, the Director of Development will work closely with executive leadership and the Board of Directors to help forge new relationships to expand the Crim Fitness Foundation’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.  We are looking for a hands-on, energetic leader who is able to partner effectively with the organization leadership team. The ideal candidate will have a proven, measurable history of success in all aspects of fundraising, including: securing major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, executing planned giving programs, conducting successful special events, and implementing effective marketing strategies. In addition, the Director of Development must have expert written and verbal communications skills, as well as the social skills to effectively engage philanthropic and community leaders in addition to active and prospective donors.

A very generous compensation package accompanies this position, including employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance, short/long term disability and life insurance, 403b with 3% match, Health Savings Account, paid parking, and paid holiday/vacation/personal time.  For a position description, click here.

Please email your letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to Leslie Aguirre at laguirre@crim.org by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

CEI Coordinator - Data & Evaluation:

The Crim Fitness Foundation serves as lead agency for the Community Education Initiative (CEI) in Flint Community Schools, the International Academy, and the Cultural Center Academy. In this capacity, we are seeking to fill the following position:

CEI Coordinator - Data & Evaluation:   The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented with great communication skills.  This position is grant-funded; starting at $40,000 with a generous employer-paid benefit package including health/ dental/vision/life/short-long term disability insurances and a 3% employer match 403b plan.

Click here for a general position description and more specific assignment detail.

Please email your letter of interest and resume and at least three professional references to laguirre@crim.org on or before 9:00 a.m.. on Monday, September 23, 2019. No telephone inquiries; thank you.

Active Communities Coordinator (LISC AmeriCorps Member)

The Crim Fitness Foundation is seeking a full-time LISC AmeriCorps member to assist the Active Communities team in helping to create a more walkable and bicycle- friendly Flint and Genesee County. This member will assist in youth walking and biking programs, neighborhood safety, and leadership programs, and will assist in sustaining and growing the Safe & Active Genesee for Everyone coalition. Some projects may include bike rides, walk to school days, volunteer recruitment and creating simple materials that can be used by community members and volunteers. Member will have opportunities for professional development, volunteering and networking within a diverse AmeriCorps support network. The ideal candidate must have a passion for creating safe spaces for physical activity - such as walking, bicycling and use of trails/parks. Click here to download a detailed service description.

The candidate will begin service on October 16, 2019, and serve a minimum of 1,700 hours though the end of the term on Aug. 15, 2020. Submit a resume and cover letter by 5pm Thursday, Sept. 12 to Theresa Roach, Active Communities Manager at troach@crim.org or 452 S. Saginaw St, Suite 1, Flint MI 48502.

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program Manager

The Crim Fitness Foundation is seeking a Program Manager to lead our federally-funded SNAP-Ed nutrition programming. Do you possess these key skills and/or have experience in these areas?

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships, both internal and external
  • Managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Managing and mentoring skilled staff members
  • Familiarity with federal grant proposal writing and reporting
  • Knowledge/Interest in nutrition
  • RD (Registered Dietitian) highly desired

Are you passionate about our community and about our kids and about coordinating and delivering high-quality programs and services?  If you are, you may be just the person we're looking for!  If you are interested in helping us 'be the change we want to see in the world', send your cover letter, three professional references, and resume to laguirre@crim.org by 9:00 am on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Click here for a position description. Compensation for this position starts at $41,000, with a full package of employer-paid benefits, including health, life, short/long-term disability, vision, and dental insurances and an employer-matched 403b.

Volunteer Sports Coach

We are currently seeking Volunteer Sports Coaches for our Flint Community Sports Program. Coaches are needed for after school sports programming at our Flint Elementary and Middle Schools. The purpose and primary responsibility of this volunteer opportunity is to create a positive learning environment where the children learn sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork, and responsibility. The Flint Community Sports Program emphasizes skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, fair play and most importantly - having fun. Click here for a full description.

Please email your letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to Traci Pigott.