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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.

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Volunteer Engagement Administrator will perform work for both our Santa Barbara and Ventura regions, with the Santa Barbara office the primary report to location, with some travel to Ventura. Position is responsible for providing a wide variety of administrative support to the regional offices 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: Santa Barbara/Ventura

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Office Responsibilites (10%)

  • 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 (10%)

  • 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).
  • 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 (30%)

  • 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.

Individual Goals (20%)

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 sbjobs@sosc.org.

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Coordinator, LETR is responsible for coordinating and supporting LETR fundraising efforts in each of the SOSC regions through various events and campaigns. Under the direction of the Director and with support from the LETR Council, the Coordinator is also responsible for assisting officers in the overall success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) portfolio.

Location: Long Beach

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overall LETR Program (20%)

  • Serve as SOSC resource in Law Enforcement relations. Assists with email responses, preparation of tool kits and other communications as directed
  • Tracks agency fundraising and soft credits in Raiser’s Edge
  • Assists in preparation of logo and collateral materials as well as bid process for Torch Run shirts and promotional items (mass order placed in January; Regions order online)
  • Supports creation, management and tracking of portfolio budgets; end of year review of Regional budgets
  • LETR Fan Mail (updates newsletter grid annually with content from Regions; coordinates production of actual Fan Mail)
  • LETR Social Media - assists in providing content; sends Communications team real-time updates & photos
  • Assists Director with major sponsor benefit fulfillment

Events (40%)

  • Supports all LETR engagement for Chapter Competitions (Summer, Fall, Bowling, Floor Hockey), including festival equipment, torch entrance & medal awards; coordinates Honored Guest participation and LETR breakfast and lunch at Summer Games
  • Coordinate activation of Combined Federal Campaign recruitment events
  • Supports SOSC Final Leg organization wide by updating routes on spreadsheet and coordinating with Communications on web site
  • Sends out materials for multi Region Tip-A-Cop's to Regions/Areas and collects results; assists with preparation of collateral materials
  • Updates and distributes Tip-a-Cop toolkit templates, webpages and marketing materials (posters, envelopes, etc.)
  • Supports revenue share pilot program with schools
  • Assists with Polar Plunge collateral material updates – helps facilitate SOSC-wide collaboration
  • Supports Pigskin Madness by coordinating with vendor and Communications
  • Coordinates travel and registration for International Torch Run Conference, and ordering/shipping shirts
  • Supports LETR involvement in SOSC Conference/retreat
  • Manage Team SOSC events; LA Marathon, Plane Pull Fun Run, Spinning events, Long Beach Bike Tour and Row Raiser

Regions (15%)

  • Update contacts in RE and work with Regions to keep Master List updated to support relationships between law enforcement and Special Olympics regions and areas.
  • Assists Regions by identifying awards (they order) to engage and appreciate active LE officers and agencies.
  • Supports Regions by ensuring collateral is updated and ready for LETR Kick off events (info to be standardized)
  • Assist Law Enforcement in activating School & Youth fundraising campaign (revenue sharing) as directed
  • Supports Regions with Final Leg Fundraising sites

Council (5%)

  • Supports SOSC/LETR and Council continuity planning, onboarding and mentoring as requested
  • Participate in LETR Council meeting to support Council and additional LE leadership groups (i.e. Sheriff's & Chief's Advisory, CDCR), IACP; coordinate meeting location, notices/reminders, refreshments and meeting notes.
  • Orders and tracks awards and recognition of Law Enforcement Officer awards
  • Works with Policy and Procedure Committee of LE Council

Individual Goals (20%)

Other duties as assigned

JOB LEVEL RESPONSIBILITIES & DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY:

Using established procedures and working under immediate supervision, performs assigned tasks. Work is well-defined with instructions provided. Enforces company policies. Works in multiple functional areas.

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:

  • 2-4 years experience and an AA degree

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, hourly, non-exempt and the salary range is $14.00 - $16.00/hour depending on directly related experience.

Apply:

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

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office & Events Coordinator is responsible for providing clerical, administrative and event management support for the Orange County Regional office. Though the position reports directly to the Regional Director, support is provided to the rest of the regional team who have responsibility for sports and programs, fundraising and volunteer engagement.

Location: Santa Ana

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Office Responsibilities (15%)

  • Answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of callers, provides information and/or forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department, takes messages and delivers to staff when necessary; Welcomes on-site visitors
  • Serves as initial point of contact for inquiries, providing basic information regarding sports training and competition programs and calendars
  • Prepares invoices for payment by posting account codes, obtaining approval signatures, mailing invoices to Chapter Finance, and saving copies
  • Prepares and makes bank deposits, runs credit card contributions, copies and mails records to Chapter Finance Department
  • Orders all office supplies as needed; coordinates repair/maintenance calls for office equipment such as photocopier, postage machine, office printers etc.
  • For Regional Leadership Council meeting, provides admin support to Director with copying and distributing of minutes, handouts, and agendas; coordinates and sets up continental breakfast
  • Processes the mail.

Sports Responsibilities (15%)

  • Input information into collateral templates such as Games Handbook, flyers and brochures. Copy and assemble coach packages.
  • Organize and keep inventory for sports equipment;
  • Provide support with day-of-event set up and logistics as assigned by supervisor. Assist with vendor coordination.
  • Support the administrative process for new school and athlete enrollment/registration
  • Receive and process athlete medical forms and volunteer applications and ensure follow up steps are taken.

Development Responsibilities (30%)

  • Utilizes Raiser’s Edge and event module to enter and track event registrations, pull reports and assign and coordinate table seating where applicable;
  • Provide support in event communication and appreciation to participants including confirmations, acknowledgements, invoices, incentives, etc. 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.
  • May 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.

Volunteers (5%)

  • Provides support with MyTRS data entry for fundraising and competition events

Communications (5%)

  • Updates fundraising (Heart of a Champion, Columbus Day Drive, Hometown etc.) and sports websites with pertinent event information when provided by the respective manager;
  • Gathers information for monthly email notices and weekly social media postings related to various regional events

Database Management (5%)

  • 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
  • Provides GMS data entry support for all regional competitions as well as Chapter Championships.

Individual Goals (20%)

Other duties as assigned

JOB LEVEL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Using established procedures and working under immediate supervision, perform assigned tasks. Work is well defined with instructions provided. Enforces company policies. Works in multiple functional areas

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:

  • Associate’s degree in business management/administration or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of business administration and practices
  • 2-4 years of experience in diversified administrative assignments
  • Knows fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization

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
  • Minimum 55 wpm
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality in how work is conducted
  • Excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to work independently within established procedures
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • 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. Working from home is not allowed.

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.

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible; Salary is $12.00 – $15.00/hour depending on directly related experience.

Apply:

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

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Coordinator, Sports and Programs is responsible for providing a wide variety of administrative support to the regional office. The Coordinator works with regional employees and volunteers to ensure even flow of administrative work in the office.

Location: Santa Clarita

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Database Management (5%)

  • Maintains databases to manage information on athletes and coaches through GMS (Games Management System) and updates information, certifications, census, and team rosters. Maintains Unified Champion Schools data through the Raiser’s Edge.

Event Support (15%)

  • Supports Community/Traditional events as assigned. This includes competitions, Young Athletes events, wellness initiatives and fundraising events. May participate as member of Games Organizing Committee in assigned area of responsibility.

Sports Program Coordination (45%)

  • Assist with sports programs by overseeing community teams and local programs sports activities including community based Young Athletes and wellness initiatives. This may involve the purchase, inventory, maintenance, distribution and collection of sports equipment and supplies, sports program meeting coordination, and logistics for sports competitions and trainings. Projects may include coordinating logistics, research and creating reports.

Schools Program Management (15%)

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and management of Unified Champion Schools and all other school-based activities and programs. Tasks include, but are not limited to partnership development and management, securing facilities, transportation, uniforms, equipment, officials, insurance, awards, athlete registration and divisioning in GMS, and data management in Raiser’s Edge.

Individual Goals (20%)

Other duties as assigned

JOB LEVEL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Using established procedures and working under immediate supervision, perform assign tasks. Work is well defined with instructions provided. Enforces company policies. Works in multiple functional areas.

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:

  • AA degree or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of business administration and practices
  • 2-4 years related administrative experience
  • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.

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
  • Excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • 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. May work from home on a limited basis with prior supervisor approval of each occurrence.

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

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible, salaried non-exempt; salary range is $14.00 - $16.00 hour, depending on directly related experience.

Apply:

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

Job Description PDF

JOB SUMMARY:

The Special Events Manager is responsible for raising funds and generating support through events, sponsorships, planning, management and implementation of events within assigned regions. The Manager is also responsible for assisting officers in the overall success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures.

Location: Los Angeles

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Individual Goals (20%)

Fundraising / Events (20%)

  • Develops and manages regional fundraising events.
  • Develops and adds new events, as needed.
  • Oversees the development of fundraising collateral materials such as program books, corporate sponsorship packages, event invitations, flyers, signs and presentations.
  • Recruits/supervises volunteers in performance of event duties and responsibilities.

Event Committees (10%)

  • Ensure that each event has a volunteer committee of 5 -10 volunteers.
  • Works as the lead staff person with event committee.
  • Works with event chairs to develop committee meeting agendas and to manage the work of the committee.
  • Works with regional staff and event chairs to grow committee membership, as needed.

Event Budget and Financial Tracking (10%)

  • Creates, manages and oversees special events within the LETR portfolio.
  • Tracks and processes all event related invoices. Identifies, secures, coordinates and tracks budget relieving in-kind donations of both goods and services.

Tip-A-Cop (15%)

  • Assists in the activation of all Tip-A-Cops.
  • With the goal of having every agency/station host a minimum of one TAC, yearly.
  • Assist agencies with logistics for all Tip-A-Cops.
  • Recruit and train LETR Street Teams to assist with Tip-A-Cops.

LETR Leadership (10%)

  • Provides ongoing leadership support to the Torch Run coordinators with in the region.
  • Yearly review Torch Run Final Leg route with agencies involved.
  • Provides logistical support before and during the run; including volunteer and athletes' participation.
  • Serves as LETR liaison for region/division.
  • Connects Law Enforcement agencies to local competitions and programs.
  • Recruit and train Torch Run volunteers to assist the day of with route coverage.
  • Oversee Honored Guest tent at Regional Games.
  • Recruit Law Enforcement to present medals at regional competitions.

Donor and Sponsor Management (10%)

  • Assists in cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition of donors, sponsors and volunteers supporting LETR and Special Events.
  • Updates and maintains the database of donors and prospects as it relates to special events
  • Maintains efficient record-keeping systems within Raiser’s Edge.

Risk Management (5%)

  • Oversees all aspects of Risk Management of assigned events to ensure compliance with SOSC policies, including but not limited to volunteer screening and registration, contract review process, event facility and logistics set-up.

JOB LEVEL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works with supervisor on agreed upon goals and plans. Uses discression and independent judgement within specific areas of expertise. May supervise hourly employees and/or volunteers. Recognized expert in all areas of responsibility.

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:

  • B.A. degree preferred5 years’ experience in special event management
  • Experience in the development of special event resources and marketing collateral
  • Experience in a leadership role with volunteers in a committee structured environment
  • Experience working with Law Enforcement 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 oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and Outlook and data base
  • Strong team orientation
  • Ability to effectively recruit, train, and groups of volunteers
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people
  • Strong event project management skills
  • Understanding of Marketing and Design
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements
  • Valid 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 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. May work from home with prior supervisory approval. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job requires occasional to regular driving.

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible; salary range is $45,760 - $49,000/year depending on directly related experience.

Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to lajobs@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, 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: Los Angeles

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Planning/Outreach (14%)

  • 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 (14%)

  • Provides general administrative support to regional staff. Answers incoming telephone calls, provides information and/or forward calls to appropriate personnel. Assists staff in other departments when needed to contribute to office efficiency. May coordinate sport interns.

Competition (12%)

  • 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 events 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 complete according to SOI and SOSC specifications

Volunteer Engagement (8%)

  • 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

Coach Recruitment, Training & Management (15%)

  • 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.

Sports & Games Development Teams (8%)

  • Recruits and manages members for Sports Development Team (SDT) and Games Management Team (GMT)
  • Utilizes team members to expand program opportunities and ensure quality sports training and competition
  • Supervises GMT for all sports competitions.

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 delegations 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

Individual Goals (20%)

Other duties as assigned

JOB LEVEL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works with supervisor on agreed upon goal and plan. Uses discretion and independent judgement within specific areas of expertise. May supervisor hourly employees. Usually works under minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. May be assisted by lower level personnel. 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 5-7 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; and public speaking skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively; complete and successfully work 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
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to worl independently
  • 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. Work from home is allowed on a limited basis with prior supervisory approval.

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible; salary range is $45,700 - $48,000 per year. Please be advised final salary and job duties are dependent on educational and work experience, skill and talents of successful candidate.

Apply:

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

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