CAREERS

Discover a fulfilling career that makes an impact! Your work with Special Olympics Southern California will touch the lives of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, from San Luis Obispo and Kern counties in the north to the U.S./Mexico border. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented, diverse workforce where all employees can contribute to their highest potential. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified individuals to apply for open positions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, qualified disability, marital, veteran or any other legally protected status.

What We Do

Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of more than 29,700 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Southern California through sports, education, and athlete health.

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Benefits

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. And we do. It’s part of our commitment to providing a work environment where every employee can thrive — personally and professionally.

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Application Process

Please email your cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment to the email address specified with each job listed. Upon successful electronic submittal of your cover letter and resume, you will get an automated reply letting you know we have received your documents. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for our positions.

Application Information

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A valid California driver’s license and ability to meet minimum California vehicle insurance requirements and successful passing of background screening are required for each position.

Please respond only if you have the required experience and are already living in the stated region (relocation costs will not be paid).

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Volunteer Engagement Administrator is responsible for providing a wide variety of administrative support to the regional office and regional volunteers. The Administrator works in a cooperative manner with regional employees and volunteers to ensure even flow of administrative work within the office, sports/programs, and fundraising events/campaigns. This position is also responsible for building out online volunteer recruitment sites, recruitment of volunteers and deployment at sports and fundraising events.

Location: Inland Empire

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Individual Goals (20%)

General Office Responsibilities (15%)

Provides general administrative support to the Region, such as answering phones, greeting visitors, copying, filing, mailing, supply ordering, preparing invoices for processing and preparation of bank deposits and trips to the bank to make deposits. Mails finance packet to HQ weekly. Responsible for all regional office equipment maintenance and supply ordering.

Volunteer Engagement Responsibilities (30%):

Responsible for recruiting, screening, and placing individuals in Day of Event and Ongoing volunteer roles so that all sports training, sports competitions, and fundraising events/campaigns are fully staffed with volunteer support. Includes trouble-shooting with volunteers as they are in the process of signing up for opportunities, building out myTRS sites for all regional events with input from event manager, working volunteer check-in at events, and coordinating volunteer appreciation .

Database Management (15%):

  • Acts as the primary user for myTRS. Manages Day of Event volunteer registration and the volunteer inquiry process in myTRS. Manages the Class A volunteer registration, screening, and rescreening process in Net Community and GMS (Games Management System).
  • May use GMS system to handle all athlete medical renewal and updates to ensure all participating athletes have current medicals. Also utilizes GMS for games management as well as managing athlete and coach information and certifications, games registration process and managing sports rosters.
  • Perform Raiser’s Edge data entry for all donations. Sends deposits attached to Raiser's Edge batch reports to Chapter Finance weekly; Deposits donations on a weekly basis; Prepares bank deposits and take deposits to the bank; Runs credit card contributions daily and records; Prepares, prints and mails donor acknowledgement letters.

Fundraising Support (10%):

  • Supports fundraising events as assigned; May coordinate interns and other volunteers for events, help with event tasks. May also be required to work at the event.
  • Assist with Silent Auction and Raffle list prior to fundraising events.
  • Supports fundraising campaigns as assigned.
  • Assist with coordinating Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) activities, including Tip-A-Cops, and recruitment to support the activities.
  • Customizes templates or works with headquarters Communications team to develop flyers, collateral materials and recognition certificates for events.

Other:
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Level Responsibilities:
Under supervision, performs work that is varied and may require prioritizing and multi-tasking. Work may include some originality in close collaboration with supervisor. Has limited decision making authority on behalf of the organization. Enforces company policies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management/administration or equivalent
  • Advanced knowledge of business administration and practices
  • 5 years of experience in diversified administrative assignments, including data entry and responsibility for data base management and accuracy.
  • 1-2 years of experience in volunteer engagement
Skills and/or Abilities:
  • Proficiency in using computer equipment, accessing the internet, and using software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Excellent data entry skills and experience
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality in how work is conducted
  • Strong customer service skills and friendly demeanor Excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to work independently Spanish language skills helpful, not required
  • Have valid California driver’s license and meet minimum California vehicle insurance requirements
  • Ability to pass background screen in regards to criminal and driving history.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, lift or carry up to 24 pounds, and lift overhead up to 24 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job requires occasional driving. Working from home is not allowed for this position.

COMPENSATION:Position is full-time, benefit eligible and salary range is $16.00/hour - $20.00/hour, depending on experience.

Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to iejobs@sosc.org.

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director, Volunteer Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive volunteer engagement throughout SOSC and oversee all volunteer functions of the organization, from identification of volunteer needs, fulfillment, to retention and recognition programs, including oversight of volunteer management software system.

Location: Long Beach

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Planning (15%)

  • Develops a comprehensive plan for numeric volunteer growth in support of the Strategic Plan including assessing the need for volunteers to enhance program/service delivery to our athletes.
  • Develops internal structure and the policies and procedures required to sustain all aspects of volunteer engagement, building off Special Olympics Inc. policies and any California specific legal issues where applicable.
  • Prepares and manages the annual volunteer engagement budget
Individual Goals (20%)

Volunteer Engagement; Training and Development (40%):

  • Responsible for managing and updating the SOSC Volunteer Engagement Guide, including overseeing the creation of new documents and resources. Also responsible for holding all SOSC employees and volunteer leaders accountable for operating according to the Volunteer Engagement Guide so there is consistency within SOSC.
  • Works directly with employees and key volunteers to develop individual volunteer leadership skills; Ensures volunteers work in a safe, healthy and supportive environment in accordance with all appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Creates, updates, and delivers the volunteer engagement training for employees and volunteer leaders so they can meet strategic growth goals; Works closely with and in support of employees and volunteer leaders responsible for volunteer engagement in our Local Programs, Areas, Regions and Headquarters.
  • Identifies volunteer and employee motivations, points of resistance, ideas, and concerns related to volunteer engagement. Responsible for employees and volunteer leaders being trained to help volunteers have information to make informed choices about their participation and involvement on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversees annual volunteer recognition plan containing activities that best suit both the volunteers' and SOSC's needs; Oversees background screening process for coaches and other Class A volunteers; Oversees all volunteer training materials and the delivery of the trainings; Oversees the handling of all issues with volunteers, including discipline and complaints.

Outreach(10%):

  • Collaborates with employees who are engaging in outreach efforts to promote the wide range of available volunteer opportunities and the value of volunteering at Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC); Works with employees to develop partnerships with volunteer groups, to include an intern program.

Technology (10%):

  • Oversees content for SOSC Intranet and website volunteer pages; Utilizes SOSC databases to manage volunteer records to include tracking in-kind volunteer hours; Oversees volunteer data base management system.

Supervisor Duties(5%):

  • Maintains and develops employees by recruiting, selecting, orienting, on-boarding, coaching, providing feedback and training employees. Supports professional development. Explains, guides, and enforces systems, policies and procedures. Counsels as needed.
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment through observation and coaching and training. Develops schedules, provides resources, assigns and monitors work. Controls expenses by gathering and submitting budget information, monitoring variances and implementing corrective actions.
  • Maintains own professional and technical knowledge and that of team members. Contributes to team morale and motivation. Schedules regular team meetings for each team member to share information, challenges and successes. Keeps team informed of organization happenings. Responsible for team meeting their goals and overall achievements of department.

Other:
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Level Responsibilities:
Usually works under minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. May be assisted by lower level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity. Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decision.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in nonprofit management, organizational development or related field required. Master's degree in similar field or equivalent preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in all aspects of volunteer engagement at organizations with wide range of volunteer types. Experience with volunteer engagement in a sports organization preferred.
  • Experience with volunteer resources within the Southern California community preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in nonprofit management or organizational development and effectiveness, with heavy emphasis on employee and volunteer leader coaching and training.
  • 5-10 years’ supervisory experience of professional employees and volunteers who are leading other volunteers required.
  • Ability to demonstrate past success at major organization-wide cultural transformation in the successful empowerment of volunteers though engaged employees and volunteer leaders.
  • Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of particular field of specialization to the completion of complex assignments. Has well-developed leadership qualities. May cross fields.
Skills and/or Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information.
  • Enthusiasm, teamwork focus and strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills including ability to prioritize and manage competing requests.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with public speaking ability.
  • Excellent supervisory skills over volunteers and/or interns.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of employees, board, donors, volunteers and the public.
  • Ability to motivate a diverse group of volunteers and employees.
  • Ability to provide consistent management oversight in risk management compliance arena.
  • Careful attention to detail and organization.
  • Proficiency in using computers and information management technologies, including Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to travel and to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet job requirements.
  • Have valid California driver’s license and meet minimum California vehicle insurance requirements.
  • Must be able to pass a background screen of criminal history and DMV record.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, lift or carry up to 50 pounds, and lift overhead up to 24 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Working from home is sometimes permitted with prior supervisory approval. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job requires occasional driving.

COMPENSATION: This is a full-time regular status position with benefits; salary is $60,000 - $70,000, depending on experience.

Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to lbjobs@sosc.org.

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Manager, Volunteers and Special Events assists in the administration, coordination and implementation of fundraising events. The incumbent also assists with additional duties such as grant writing and other regional office administrative duties. Manages regional office operations.

Location: Santa Barbara

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteer Management (28%)

  • Recruits volunteers as requested for tournaments, special events, fundraising events, office projects and on an asneeded basis
  • Develops relationships with volunteer groups to provide on-going assistance at events
  • Develops volunteer leaders who can manage and coordinate volunteers at event
  • Ensures volunteers complete appropriate volunteer registration and screening procedures according to SOSC volunteer Registration Policy including screening and Protective Behavior Training Requirements; Develops collateral materials and electronic communication vehicles for volunteer support and education including newsletters, e-mail blasts, and group fliers
  • Manages volunteer databases for day of event and Class A volunteers

Individual Goals (20%):

Event Coordination: (16%)

  • Assists in the planning, administration, organization, logistics, communications and implementation of major fundraising events for Region

Communications (12%):

  • Implement a year-round communications plan in conjunction with the Regional Director
  • Writes news articles, press releases as needed, radio spots, social media
  • Develops relationships with local media; Prepares event flyers as needed
  • Develops and produces variety of collateral materials
  • Updates intranet and website as needed
  • Designs, produces and distributes invitations, manages responses and post-event acknowledgements

Database Management (8%):

  • Inputs and maintains donor database in Raiser's Edge; Processes donor acknowledgements
  • Generates complex queries, reports and exports for mailings and tracking fundraising results
  • Organizes and maintains Fundraising Committee rosters, and lists

Honored Guests (8%):

  • Plans, organizes, and implements Honored Guest hospitality events for competitions

Administrative Duties (8%):

  • Oversees regional office operations, equipment maintenance, purchasing, weekly finance and banking requirements and handling of the mail.

Other:
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Level Responsibilities:
Usually works under minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. May be assisted by lower level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity. Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decision.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Associate degree accepted
  • 3-5 years of administrative or development experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment, required
  • Data entry experience, preferably with Raiser’s Edge, required
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments.
Skills and/or Abilities:
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, database management software (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and desktop publishing desirable (Adobe In Design, Photoshop preferred).
  • Type 55 WPM
  • Demonstrated ability to input raw data into donor database using some independent judgment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills and demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with associates, volunteers, donors, and the public
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and occasional pressure
  • Ability to take the initiative and exercise sound judgment Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements
  • Have valid California driver’s license and meet minimum California vehicle insurance requirements
  • Must be able to pass a background screen of criminal history and DMV record

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, lift or carry up to 24 pounds, and lift overhead up to 24 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May work from home with prior supervisory approval.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job requires occasional driving.

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible and salary range is $43,680 - $47,500 per year, depending on experience..

Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to sbjobs@sosc.org.

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Manager II, Sports is responsible for the organization and management of the Special Olympics sports program in the identified Region to support athlete growth and retention. The Manager II, Sports oversees and manages sports programming, training, and competitions for the given Region. This position participates in strategic planning for sports, utilizing advanced knowledge in all aspects of SOSC Sports Management and has oversight responsibility for Region. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary by Region.

Location: Inland Empire

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Individual Goals (20%)

Volunteer Engagement (16%)

  • Recruits coaches, sports management volunteers and other volunteers to meet the needs of the Region
  • Ensures that all volunteers receive background screening appropriate to their involvement and that screening requirements are communicated during recruitment, trainings and orientations.

Strategic Planning/Outreach (12%):

  • Assists with the development and implementation of a Regional outreach plan to increase the number of athletes
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive sport program by identifying the goals and needs of the Region.

Sport Program Management: (12%)

  • Manages Region’s sports programs by overseeing community teams and local programs sports activities, School Partnership Programs and Young Athlete Programs
  • Maintains sports equipment and supplies in the office and at storage facility. This may involve the maintenance, purchase, inventory, distribution and collection of sports equipment and uniforms

Coach Recruitment, Training & Management (10%):

  • Recruits, trains and supervises coaches for all sports offered including hosting orientations, clinics and meetings; Oversees the Head of Sport, Head Coach and Assistant Coaches of each sport
  • Maintains regular communication with coaches that includes written and verbal expectations; Schedules periodic visits with coaches and teams at practices and competitions
  • Organizes and conducts quarterly general orientation sessions, protective behaviors and sports training schools; Maintains coach database and manage certification process

Competition (8%):

  • Manages Games Management Teams to conduct Regional Games and competition for all sports; Identifies and contracts for facilities; Oversees athlete registration and divisioning in GMS; Recruits event volunteers; Secures meals, officials, insurance and awards, and manages results
  • Coordinates and runs athlete medical days as needed; Secures medical personnel, promotes opportunities to athletes; Coordinates office set-up and assists with maintaining athlete medical forms and monitoring system that ensures they are current and complete
  • Ensures all athletes train and compete according to SOI and SOSC specifications

Fundraising/Community Resources (8%):

  • Develops personal Champions network to contribute to Regional and Chapter fundraising efforts via monetary and/or in-kind donations
  • Enlists community resources such as service and civic clubs, recreation departments, colleges & universities, high schools and local businesses to support regional sports and fundraising programs

Championships (4%):

  • Coordinates participation of Regional program in Chapter events;
  • Acts as primary delegation contact throughout the event(s) and oversee delegation registration, housing and travel logistics

Administration (4%):

  • Oversees such tasks as athlete registration, updating rosters, compiling sports/medical notebooks & phone trees, overseeing skills assessment tests and the assessment of coach/team needs
  • Utilizes GMS for athlete/coach database management and games management

Other:
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Level Responsibilities:
Usually works under minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. May be assisted by lower level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity. Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decision. Is recognized as expert in SO sports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in recreation, sports administration and program development.
  • Two years of experience in volunteer/staff management
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Two years of Special Olympics sports and programs experience preferred.
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments.
Skills and/or Abilities:
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, complete and successfully work to project plans for concurrent events
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be flexible when the need arise but not when adherence to sports rules is required
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and in stressful situations and resolve conflicts
  • Proficiency in using relevant technology, including Microsoft Office and database systems
  • Solid foundation in all aspects of sports competition management
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements
  • Have valid California driver’s license and meet minimum California vehicle insurance requirements
  • Ability to pass background screen check of drivers' license and criminal history.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, lift or carry up to 24 pounds, and lift overhead up to 24 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job requires occasional driving. Working from home is not allowed for this position.

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible and salary range is $43,680 - $48,000 per year, depending on experience..

Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to iejobs@sosc.org.

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Program Specialist is responsible for the growth of the program in the identified Region. The Program Specialist oversees community outreach and is responsible for achieving annual growth goals of number of athletes served through the development of new programs and partnerships. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary by Region.

Location: San Diego

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development (36%)

Develops the resources and partnerships needed to serve athletes from 2 years and older in communities throughout the Region. These programs include community-based local programs, School Partnerships, Unified Sports programs, Young Athlete Programs, and Wellness Initiatives.

Individual Goals (20%)

Leadership Volunteers (14%):

Recruits and trains individuals with the capacity to fulfill management roles within programs that will expand capacity to serve more athletes.

Strategic Planning/Outreach: (10%)

  • Manages the development and implementation of a Regional outreach plan to increase the number of athletes
  • Gives speeches to interested community organizations
  • Plans and executes recruitment events and/or SOSC participation in other community outreach events

Community Resources and Partnerships (10%):

  • Enlists community resources such as service and civic clubs, recreation departments, colleges & universities, high schools and local businesses to support new program and outreach needs
  • Maintains strong relationships with related organizations and groups who serve individuals with intellectual disabilities including the Regional Centers and ARCs.

Communication (6%):

  • Assist with year-round communications plan in conjunction with the Regional Director
  • Ensures to social media is current and relevant to what is going on in the region. Post a minimum of 3 times per week on social media
  • Assist with news articles for monthly electronic newsletter

Youth Leadership (4%):

May conduct youth activation activities including Partners Clubs, End the R Word campaigns, school and youth fundraising and regional Youth Activation Committee.

Other:
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Level Responsibilities:
Usually works under minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. May be assisted by lower level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity. Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decision.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience to include combination of specifics listed below
  • Four years of experience in recreation, sports administration and program development
  • Two years of experience in volunteer/staff management
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred
  • Two years of Special Olympics experience preferred
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments
Skills and/or Abilities:
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and in stressful situations
  • Proficiency in using relevant technology, including Microsoft Office and database systems
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements
  • Have valid California driver’s license and meet minimum California vehicle insurance requirements
  • Ability to pass background screen check of drivers' license and criminal history.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, lift or carry up to 24 pounds, and lift overhead up to 24 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May work from home with prior supervisory approval.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job requires occasional driving.

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible and salary range is $43,680 - $48,000 per year, depending on experience.

Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to sdjobs@sosc.org.

Job Description PDF

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