Position Details: Army Fitness Instructor

Location: Columbia, SC

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Army Fitness Instructor

Location:  US Army Soldier Support Institute, Columbia, South Carolina

A P Ventures (APV) Background:  Since 2006 APV has pioneered creative learning and marketing solutions for defense, federal, and civil clients.  Our instructional design teams and multimedia production teams have created more than 3,000 hours of instructor-led courses for classroom, online and blended learning environments, online courseware for self-paced training, and marketing/branding products to showcase their client’s principal initiatives and messages.  Our stellar past performance creating and delivering these solutions has established APV as a highly reliable provider of top-quality products.  We are a prime contractor on more than 25 contracts, including multiple indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) umbrella contract instruments that present our company with a steady stream of work opportunities.  The COVID-19 crisis impacting other companies has had no appreciable impact on the work we are doing for our clients, and we do not project that pattern to change.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a team of professionals committed to excellence, focused on clients’ missions, and dedicated to achieving the highest possible rate of customer satisfaction.

The Opportunity:  We are in search of an experienced Army Fitness Instructor with training development skills for a contract at the U.S. Army Soldiers Support Institute (USASSI).  The contract will provide instructor and training support services to the USASSI.  This is a full-time position with all work performed in government facilities except under emergency conditions such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  The positions do not require a security clearance.  The project duration is three years (a base year, and 2 option years) and projected to start in late September 2020.


  • Apply proven experience in personal physical fitness to the Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate (ADDIE) methodology, and knowledge of adult learning theory to create and/or maintain distributed learning (DL) courseware related to Physical Fitness
  • Lead single or multiple simultaneous DL projects, coordinate activities of other learning architects on the team
  • Brief client leaders on progress of projects
  • Anticipate problems with delivery timelines and/or required staff expertise; discuss solutions with the company Program Manager
  • Collaborate with fellow developers, other members of the contract team, and government personnel (military, civilian and contractors) to adapt traditional classroom-based learning products to delivery on smart devices or the internet/web in support of individual and collective training for Soldiers in the Adjutant General (AG) and Finance and Comptroller (FC) career fields
  • Travels as required and approved by the client (less than 10% travel anticipated)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, Diet or Nutrition Sciences, Adult Learning or a related area from an accredited college or university (8 or more years of demonstrated practical experience, or an Associates Degree with 4 or more years of experience, can substitute for this requirement)
  • Certification as an Army Master Fitness Trainer, civilian equivalent will be considered
  • At least three (3) years of demonstrated practical experience developing and maintaining DL courseware using the ADDIE process and course authoring software such as the Adobe Creative Suite, Storyline, Lectora Inspire, etc., with at least three (3) of those years as a project lead role for a team of 2 or more people
  • Demonstrated experience working with a Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Canvas, etc., and deep knowledge of how IMI products behave in a LMS environment
  • Ability to pass a Background Check and eligible to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) allowing access to the military installation (Fort Jackson, SC) and the Government’s unclassified information system


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications (military or civilian) and/or successful completion of college-level courses in Instructional Design, Instructional Systems Design, Adult Learning Theory, Adult Education, Instructional Technology, or related areas
  • Proof of having led projects involving teams of 3 or more personnel

About A P Ventures

A P Ventures is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.  Minorities, females, veterans and disability candidates are encouraged to apply.