VCRE (Veteran’s Center for Recreation and Education)
Fitness Facilitator and Coach
Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a VCRE Fitness Facilitator and Coach to begin work in August, 2019 . This is a 10 month position that reports to the Assistant Head of School.
General Job Description: The VCRE Fitness Facilitator and Coach offers support, in the form of general supervision as well as strength and conditioning advice, to Veterans using the Fitness Center and other resources available through the VCRE. Veterans interacting with the VCRE Fitness Facilitator and Coach will acquire strategies to improve general fitness, reduce athletic injuries, and inspire lifelong fitness and movement skills. The VCRE Fitness Facilitator and Coach is responsible for maintaining the fitness center, and for establishing and enforcing policies and practices for the safe and professional operation of its equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Veterans in designing training programs that revolve around strength, conditioning, and weight training geared toward their personal needs, yet minimize injury.
Design and perform baseline tests to assess the skills and weaknesses of each Veteran in order to properly individualize and evaluate training programs.
Evaluate individual fitness level, strengths and weaknesses, and design programs accordingly.
Develop systems for tracking Veteran utilization of fitness resources.
Maintain accurate and updated records for Veterans with individual workout plans in order to help them track their progress.
Work with Coordinator of Veteran Activities and Programs to create opportunities for clinics, tournaments, and other special recreational/athletic opportunities and events.
Facilitate a collaborative relationship among Veterans using the facilities and assist with conflict resolution as needed.
Monitor the space to ensure that BWS employees and/or students utilize the facilities only during BWS access hours.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality. Work surfaces may vary from concrete to grass to hardwood floors. Job responsibilities require both inside and outside assignments. Interruptions of work are routine. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision. While standard hours are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to noon, some evening and weekend work may be requested.
Ability to demonstrate the appropriate skills and techniques to be used by VCRE participants.
Ability to visually monitor participants. Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, and moving equipment/boxes up to 50 lbs.
Safety and Health Requirements.
Current standard first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications.
Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions.
Must know how to operate strength training equipment, automated external defibrillator (AED), and sports aid equipment.
Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school and its relationship with Veterans Administration can be found at www.bwscampus.com. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
Assistant Head of School
100 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049
About Brentwood School
Mission & Values
Brentwood School is a vibrant and diverse community whose purpose is to promote personal and intellectual growth.
We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement.
Brentwood School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.
In its relatively short history, Brentwood School has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in Southern California. Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1972, Brentwood School acquired the Brentwood Military Academy, which had existed since 1902.
Brentwood School opened in the fall of 1972 as a co-educational, college preparatory day school with grades 6-10. Grade 11 was added in fall 1973, and the school graduated its first senior class in June 1975.