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

AmeriCorps Service Member- Up2Us Coach: Click here for a position description. CrimFit Coaches will be working directly with school partners throughout Flint.  This position will be primarily responsible for coaching a variety of sports throughout the school year in an afterschool setting.  Coach will mentor students through sports. Coach will also promote Physical Activity during the school day through programs such as Brain Breaks.  This person will be the liaison between the school and the Crim and is responsible for communicating appropriately and relaying messages, concerns or comments between the school and the Crim.  Summer responsibilities include assisting in Crim events and a variety of other settings as they present themselves. Please email letter of application, resume, and three references tolaguirre@crim.org. No telephone calls, please.

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 positions:

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 Jennifer Baker.


Greater Flint Olympian Games & CANUSA Games Intern - 2019

The Greater Flint Olympian Games & CANUSA Games are a 63-year old tradition of Flint, Michigan and Hamilton, Ontario Canada and are the longest-running amateur sports competition in North America. Athletes ages 8 – 80 will compete in over 16+ different sports against their international counterparts during the CANUSA Games.

Internship Description:

  • Intern(s) will be helping plan, coordinate, and execute the Greater Flint Olympian Games and CANUSA Games as well as assist with operational and administrative duties as necessary.

Internship Opportunities for Learning

  • Intern(s) will:
    • Help with administrative duties as needed
    • Assist with the planning and coordination of the annual Golf Outing and other fundraisers and special events
    • Contribute to Game Day operations and supervision of athletic competitions
    • Assist with the creation of marketing materials and social media promotion
    • Aid with program logistics, equipment management, and support
    • Assist with other duties and responsibilities as needed

Dates and Duration of Internship

  • Late May or Early June through August 16, 2019
    • approximately 10-15 weeks
    • 30+ Hours / Week

Internship Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a Sports Management, Physical Education, Recreation/Event Management, Hospitality Management or related degree
  • Knowledge in and a general understanding of a wide range of sports and special events (tournaments, camps, clinics, leagues)
  • Must be knowledgeable of social media outlets and Microsoft/Google Software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Google Docs
  • Must be able to perform manual labor duties and lift objects of 50 lbs or heavier
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certification or ability to complete training (Crim Fitness Foundation will provide training)

Email your letter of interest in this position and resume to laguirre@crim.org