Aerobic Fitness Instructor

Position Description

Fitness Instructor Mission: To serve as the Founding Aerobic Fitness Instructor at Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA), a 6th-12th grade college preparatory school that will consistently rank as a Tier 1 Washington, DC public charter school. The fitness Instructor will be responsible for creating and implementing the first fitness program at Digital Pioneers Academy. This role is part-time for approximately 10 hours/week.

DPA’s Graduate Profile:

  1. Students will develop into innovators who possess the skills to problem solve, persevere, collaborate, create, communicate, and connect as they work to solve the increasingly complex problems of society.

  2. Students are prepared for, accepted into, and complete four-year colleges.

  3. Students will demonstrate mastery of 2+ programming languages and pass the AP Computer Science Principles exam.

  4. Students will expand their social-emotional skills and mindsets to develop strong habits of success.

  5. Students will have a long-term plan rooted in their values and interests and will identify credible next steps towards achieving their hopes and dreams.

DPA’s Big Ideas

We are different.

We believe that Computer Science is not a “Nice to Have,” it’s a “Must Have.” Every student at Digital Pioneers Academy will learn Computer Science at every grade level.

We will nurture the genius in every child.

While our education model is grounded in computer science, that simply means that we will nurture the inherent power of each student by equipping students with marketable computer science skills and habits of innovation as they build their future of choice, even if that’s not a computing job.

We believe relationships matter.

Whether it be inside the classroom, outside the school, between peers, teachers or families, we believe that relationships are key to student success at Digital Pioneers Academy.

We believe all children can learn at the highest levels.

Our students will understand that you are not born smart; you get smart with effective effort.

We believe our students learn by doing.

Most students are too passive in their learning experiences. Students will invent, design, and produce as part of the learning experience.

Position Summary:

Digital Pioneers Academy is seeking a dedicated fitness instructor to develop and implement Digital Pioneer Academy’s first fitness and aerobic athletic program.

We are looking for experienced individuals with an exceptional track record, preferably with middle-school aged students in a school setting.


  • Knowledge of current best practices – training routines, skills and methods of but not exclusively; Zumba, Crossfit, Karate, and Kickboxing.

  • Prepare and develop a training program and routine for middle school students

  • Engage DPA students in the following areas through physical activity: critical thinking, health literacy, discipline and physical conditioning.

  • Coordinate routines and fitness classes

  • Reinforce positive student behavior and ensure that students are engaged in a positive learning environment

  • Maintain a positive relationship with all students,families and staff

  • Communicate with staff to discuss student progress, attendance, and concerns

  • Order required supplies and equipment

  • Maintain student-athlete attendance, rosters and code of conduct


  • Experience working with children (examples include coach, teacher, sports camps or similar experience)

  • Background in health and wellness related field

  • Personal training certification

  • Experience working in youth development

  • Strong track record in personal fitness training and coaching

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and address varying needs

Compensation and Benefits

Digital Pioneers Academy offers a highly competitive salary based on experience.

10-12 hours week day.

Location and Date/Time:

Digital Pioneers Academy:

2220 Branch Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020

Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter to:

Mashea Ashton

Principal, Digital Pioneers Academy

Digital Pioneers Academy is an equal opportunity employer and

welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.