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 Manager, Development is responsible for the management and implementation of fundraising programs in Santa Barbara and Ventura County that includes corporate, service group and event giving as assigned by the Regional Director. The manager is also responsible for managing and growing volunteer committees and working with chairs of those committees; providing donor database management and overseeing regional office operations. The Manager, Development will devote 60 percent of their time to Santa Barbara County and 40 percent of their time to Ventura County focusing on fundraising and development.

Location: Santa Barbara/Ventura

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fundraising/Events (30%)

  • Develops and manages regional fundraising events
  • Provides donor tracking, acknowledgement, event management and reporting for all fundraising events
  • Maintains efficient donor record keeping within Raiser’s Edge
  • Oversees the development of fundraising collateral materials such as program books, corporate sponsorship packages, event invitations, flyers, signs and presentations
  • Responsible for 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
  • Recruits/supervises volunteers in performance of these duties and responsibilities

Individual Goals (20%)

Strategic Planning (16%)

  • Works with the Regional Director to develop a regional fundraising plan which includes an analysis of all fundraising strategies and recommendations for improvement
  • Develops and manages plans to expand corporate and service group giving, which includes active involvement in managing specific donor relationships

Donor Programs (16%)

  • Manages regional donor stewardship strategies including the regional games sponsorships

Coach Recruitment, Training & Management(5%)

  • Provides support to LAUSD in coaches education for all sports offered as the partnership needs

Communications Plan (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.

Administrative Duties (6%)

  • Oversees regional office operations, equipment maintenance, purchasing and weekly finance and banking

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
  • Three to five years of development experience
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • 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
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong problem-solving skills and initiative
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in using relevant technology, including Microsoft software including Word, Office, Excel and ability to learn additional software programs. Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • 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, exempt, benefit eligible. Salary range is $45,700 - $48,000 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, LAUSD Sports & Programs is responsible for the organization and management of the Special Olympics sports program within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Manager, LAUSD Sports & Programs oversees and manages sports programming, the development of Unified Schools, and works directly and collaboratively with LAUSD Partnership chairpersons and committees to fulfill partnership goals.

Location: Headquarters, Long Beach

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Sports Management (20%)

  • Manages LAUSD sports and programs by overseeing all school-based sports activities, the Motor Activity Training Programs and Young Athletes
  • Tasks could include securing facilities, transportation, uniforms, equipment, officials and insurance
  • Oversees athlete registration and divisioning in GMS, competition management and awards

Unified Schools (20%)

  • Assists with the development and implementation of Unified Schools within LAUSD
  • Works collaboratively with SOSC Regional staff to provide technical support to Unified Schools Participants

Individual Goals (20%)

Sport Planning (10%)

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive sports program by identifying the goals and needs of LAUSD

Volunteer Management (10%)

  • Optimize relationships to recruit and enlist volunteers to meet the needs of the partnership/each even
  • Ensures that all volunteers receive background screening appropriate to their involvement and that screening requirements are communicated during recruitment, trainings, and orientation

Coach Recruitment, Training & Management(5%)

  • Provides support to LAUSD in coaches education for all sports offered as the partnership needs

Equipment & Supplies (5%)

  • 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

Administration (5%)

  • Oversees such tasks as athlete registration, school tracking, Raiser's Edge, and securing insurance as needed

General (5%)

  • Prepares and manages the annual plan and budget for the LAUSD Sports Programs

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
  • 3-4 years of professional 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
  • 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
Skills and/or Abilities:
  • Background in organizational development and community outreach
  • Demonstrated ability for project management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and public speaking skills
  • Excellent organization, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • Strong people skills and customer service orientation
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and in stressful situations
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Proficiency in using relevant technology, including Microsoft Office and database systems
  • 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
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements

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 on a limited basis with prior supervisory approval of each occurrence.

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

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time, benefit eligible, salaried non-exempt and salary range is $20- $22/hour depending on experience.

Apply:

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

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VOLUNTEER / INTERNSHIPS

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering is another way to get involved. Whatever your interests, talents, background and availability, there are volunteer opportunities for you.

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Become an Intern

We offer internships to students throughout the year. Internships are available across many departments in the regional offices as well as our headquarters in Long Beach.

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