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WCN – Chicago is hiring - Gym/Facility Manager and Sr Coaches!!!

Gym/Facility Manager

General Summary

We are seeking a PASSIONATE, HIGH ENERGY and POSITIVE Gym Manager for Windy City Ninjas. The right candidate is passionate, hustles and has a ‘Get it Done’ attitude.  This position will be responsible for facility management, event management, staff scheduling, training and development, establishing policies and procedures… and MOST IMPORTANTLY…. always ensuring a safe, positive and fun environment for the kids.  We will provide mentoring resources to assist and train the right person for this position.  In summary, we’re seeking a vibrant candidate with a strong work ethic to truly make this a great experience for the kids and grow this as a sport!

Requirements

  • Staff management and scheduling - Proactively manage staff scheduling for weekly class schedule and events to maximize effectiveness.  Ensure proper coach to student ratios for classes and events
  • Hire and train new staff – Create job postings, interview candidates, and complete paperwork. Develop and implement training/onboarding with Program Manager for class/coaching, Mindbody system and operating procedures
  • Manage front desk operations – assisting all customers, completing all Mindbody software transactions, answering calls and administrative duties
  • Oversee gym during classes, parties, day-off camps and events to ensure safety.
  • Implement gym policies and procedures to ensure facility runs smoothly and staff perform all duties to the highest standard
  • Develop Coach/Instructors and conduct regular reviews with Program Manager
  • Conduct regular team meetings and safety
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Shannon Evans

Meet Shannon Evans, the newest addition to the Windy City Ninjas team! We are thrilled to have Shannon in our gym! Learn more about Shannon and the unique experiences and skills she brings to our team. How did you get involved in ninja warrior training? While pretty new to ninja training, I've always LOVED working with children and trying new endeavors and challenging myself! Our gym is a huge playground filled with new challenges to try every day. What do you enjoy most about working with the kids in the gym? It's amazing watching a young athlete grow in their confidence as they improve their skills over time - even just during their first experience here. Young kiddos who are shaky and clinging to me as I spot them while trying something new are often sauntering out of here like superheroes. I also get a kick out of the reactions to families that come in for the first time. Seeing the look on their faces when they walk in and see the space and athletes climbing and jumping and swinging all around is one of my favorite small moments here. You have a background in theater and working with kids. How is this work a natural extension of the other work you've done with children? My background is in theater. I also work as a freelance theater director, producer, designer, actor, and educator. Much of my teaching experience has been with Emerald City Theatre, where I've been a resident teaching artist
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Tamara Stephens

Get to know Windy City Ninjas Instructor Tamara Stephens! How did you get involved in ninja warrior training? As a fitness professional, yoga enthusiast, and former gymnast, ninja warrior training was a new challenge and playground for me. I am always looking for different ways to test my physical and mental capabilities. Conquering each new obstacle gives me that drive and rush.
What do you enjoy most about working with the kids in the gym? I love seeing the excitement and joy on my athletes' faces when they conquer a new obstacle or skill. As coach, you know how hard they worked to get there. It's a wonderful feeling knowing you helped them conquer a fear, finally made a skill "click", or just being that coach that makes them want to be at WCN. What have YOU learned in your time at WCN? Always be flexible in your mind and body. I have seen athletes use techniques to conquer obstacles that I would have never thought of. My staff has similarly taught me that there are many ways to look at a task. Be open and creative! Favorite obstacle? Tilted ladder - I love that there are so many different techniques that you can use to successfully conquer it! Advice for a first time visitor to Windy City Ninjas? Come in with an open and positive attitude, WCN is your playground to a have fun! Every ninja has their strengths and areas to improve upon. Some obstacles will take more practice than others. Perseverance and believing in yourself are
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