Employment Opportunities

About the non-profit: The goal is to provide a much-needed housing choice for adults with special needs. Because every person is different, Promise will have varying levels of support – based on individual needs. With a sense of independence long yearned for, Promise residents will have an inclusive, safe and fun place to live, among neighbors who care. Promise will also include vocational training and employment opportunities with on-site training and continuing education.

The Promise main campus is being built on 39 acres adjacent to the Hammock Landing shopping plaza in West Melbourne, Florida and will provide housing for 126 adults with special needs.

The 7,100 sq. ft. Promise Café & Bakery is being built at the West Melbourne Community Park adjacent to the Field of Dreams, on Minton road and will employ individual with and without special needs.


Fitness Trainer/Coordinator

Position:  Fitness Trainer/Coordinator   
Status:  Non-Exempt  
Organization: Promise Inc.
Position Purpose: Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services for Promise residents and staff
Reports To:  Director of Programs & Services   
Supervises: Volunteers

Promise in Brevard is looking for a motivated, energetic and health oriented person with Fitness and Wellness experience to join our growing team. This person will work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments and foster an environment of teamwork and collegiality with coworkers, Promisers and volunteers.


  • Provide individual support or counseling in general fitness or nutrition.
  • Track attendance, participation, or performance data.
  • Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, weightlifting and aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.
  • Teach fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning or general fitness of participants.
  • Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness and wellness programs.
  • Conduct surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.
  • Recommend or approve new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, or minimize costs.
  • Organize and oversee fitness or wellness events or programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or first aid training, or organized runs or walks.
  • Operate, and instruct others in proper operation of fitness equipment, such as weight machines, exercise bicycles, benches, hand weights, and fitness assessment devices.
  • Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.
  • Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for residents and staff.
  • Develops curriculum and prepare manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials used in teaching.
  • Promotes healthy eating habits.
  • Organizes community educating workshops in the facility.
  • Provides nutritional tips for the facility newsletter and community blog.
  • Insure Promisers use correct techniques to minimize injury and improve fitness.
  • Provide alternative exercises during workouts or classes for different levels of fitness and skill.
  • Monitor Promisers progress and adapt programs as needed.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations on sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment.
  • Give emergency first aid if needed.
  • Maintain first aid kits, supplies and crises kits.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Have an Associates Degree and 2 years experience.
  • Obtain a CPR trainer certification.
  • Be able to establish empathy and a person-centered approach to Promisers.
  • Skillfully work in a self motivated and independent way.
  • Have adaptive physical education experience.
  • Have a good understanding of disabilities, both physical and developmental.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with team members as well as Promisers.
  • Have a strong dedication to a wellness lifestyle.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Send resume to HR@promiseinbrevard.com

Promise In Brevard provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law