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VICE PRESIDENT OF COMPETITION AND REGIONAL SERVICES

The Vice President of Competition and Regional Services is responsible for the overall management of State Games, Regional Services, Coaches Training, Health Fitness, and Wellness and the delivery of the mission of Special Olympics Colorado to the athletes, coaches, volunteers, family members, and sponsors.

The Vice President of Competition and Regional Services position exists to ensure that the mission of Special Olympics Colorado is delivered through a coordinated effort at all levels of the organization while utilizing volunteer and staff resources

Reports to: President/CEO

Position Responsibilities:

  • Fully participate as a member of the Senior Management Team in supporting and implementing the strategic direction of the organization
  • Coach, manage and support a high performance team including four Regional Managers, Director of Competition, Coach Development Manager, Health and Wellness Manager, Fitness Manager, and a Program Manager.
  • Provide leadership and management in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating Regional and State competitions and fundraising.
  • Collaborate with Senior Vice President of School Programs to successfully implement a school sports transition plan for athletes and unified partners.
  • Ensure competitions and coaches trainings are administered in accordance with approved SOI/SOCO policies, procedures and General Rules
  • Develop and implement an evaluation process and evaluation team to assess and insure the highest quality competitions at the State and Regional level
  • Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the Competition and Regional Services team and communicate effectively with CEO to develop solutions and execute appropriate strategies
  • Direct the coordination of projects, understanding capacity, demand, resources, and key risks, and how these are communicated internally and externally
  • Develop an annual work plan and budget to achieve strategic initiatives and organizational objectives
  • Ensure that all reporting to SONA/SOI/Senior management is completed accurately and on time from all staff. Collaborate with Senior VP of School Programs on SONA/SOI reporting and gain CEO approval before submission
  • Develop and monitor new program initiatives on an ongoing basis.
  • Support team in meeting/exceeding fund raising goals
  • Work in collaboration with VP of Development in developing grant proposals. Ensure outcomes are met, funds are expended appropriately and final reports are completed and submitted to VP of Development to ensure timely submission to funder
  • Assist Regional Managers and Director of Competition in the recruitment, training, support and recognition of all volunteers including Games Organizing Committees, Regional Management Teams, Games Organizing committees and event volunteers
  • Develop and implement standards and best practices in conducting sports competitions
  • Create a Desk Manual for team positions. Keep all manuals up to date.
  • Provide training and oversight of utilization of GMS, Raiser’s Edge and other software
  • Assist CEO in relationship building with professional sports associations
  • Assist CEO in the selection and training of athletes for World and USA Games
  • Develop review and implementation process for adding or eliminating sports and/or making changes in the delivery of programs.
  • Oversee the inventory of sports and competition equipment and ensure it’s in good working order and repair
  • Oversee the management of the safety and repair of SOCO vehicles
  • Serve as a resource to President/CEO on all aspects of Competition and Regional Development

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated commitment and understanding of the mission of Special Olympics
  • Experience working with, and appreciation and respect for, individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in the management and administration of a team within a complex organization preferably with multiple offices
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, and show good judgment.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluations
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in sports, fiscal management, event management, volunteer management and fundraising
  • Computer literacy a must, and experience with databases preferred
  • Possess a valid Colorado driver’s license, with driving record that allows employee to be covered by agency auto insurance and drive agency vehicles
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Ability to travel independently throughout the state
  • Ability to be cleared to work for SOCO through background screening process
  • Support other departments contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities
  • Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry light loads (5-50 pounds) for short distances (approximately one block)
  • All other duties as assigned

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary history/salary requirements to HR@specialolympicsco.org.


 

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, INDIVIDUAL GIVING  

The Director of Development is a primary front line development officer responsible for successfully engaging constituents and soliciting their philanthropic support in a way that is both exceptionally donor centered and that impacts the strategic vision of Special Olympics Colorado.

The position requires a minimum of 4 years’ front line face-to-face fundraising, sales, public relations, or transferable relationship management experience. The Director will be focused on growing an existing portfolio of relationships capable of making commitments of $1,000 or more. This position handles early and mid-level, donor and prospective donor relationships, with the intent of cultivating, sustaining and increasing their engagement and investment. Significant discovery and qualification opportunities exist, and should be an important and expected part of this role. The successful candidate will help develop new relationships to build SOCO’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Director of Development is responsible for expanding and diversifying SOCO’s donor base and working closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives.

Reports to: Vice President of Development

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work to cultivate existing and new donor relationships with the intent of sustaining and increasing donor engagement and support.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of prospects capable of making significant gifts in order to secure gift commitments (at least $1,000).
  • Aggressively strive to meet and exceed measurable targets for each fiscal year (e.g., personal visits, stewardship activities, solicitations).
  • Build solid working relationships with staff and other key personnel to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures culture of philanthropic support. Work to further the goals of the organization by effectively motivating and engaging volunteers, as appropriate.
  • Work daily to ensure timely, accurate completion of proposals, pledges and fund agreements. Document prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluate new prospects and generate stewardship reports and general correspondence daily to cultivate major gift prospects.
  • Represent Special Olympics Colorado at events in order to support the organization, and cultivate donors.
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position SOCO ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to senior leaders.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating lasting relationships with donors.
  • Analyze and maximize telemarketing and direct mail donations within the parameters set-forth in existing contracts for these revenue sources.
    Support and partner with the Vice President of Development on all major fundraising initiatives.

Performance Contributions Will Be Measured By:

  • Annual revenue generated
  • Achievement of strategic plan goals related to development and marketing
  • Cost effectiveness (revenue generated per staff and/or cost ratio)
  • Number of new donors
  • Growth in existing relationships
  • Cultivation statistics (number of calls and meetings with prospects, number of proposals submitted)

Position Requirements:

  • An overall total of 5 or more years of nonprofit fundraising experience is required, with a record of successfully creating relationships with individual donors.
  • Experience working with donor management systems (preferably RaisersEdge)
  • Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Data management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Ability to be cleared to work for SOCO through background screening process
  • Support other departments contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities
  • Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry light loads (5-30 pounds) for short distances (approximately one block)
  • All other duties as assigned

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary history/salary requirements to HR@specialolympicsco.org.


SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MANAGER

The Southeast Regional Manager is responsible for supporting athletes, coaches, and local program coordinators in the Denver Region and ensuring that quality outreach initiatives are being conducted. He/she is responsible for managing team development in the Southeast Region so they are in compliance with Special Olympics Colorado policies and standards, and Special Olympics International general rules. The Regional Manager will conduct and oversee regional events in 22 sports as well as conduct fundraising events to support the region.

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Regional Services and Competition

Position Responsibilities:

Outreach

  • Ensure timely and comprehensive ongoing communication with Local Programs, Schools, Coaches, Volunteers, Donors, Families and the Media.
  • Ensure athlete/family communication is occurring through Local Programs.
  • Recruit, train and support new local programs and school teams.
  • Partner with the Director of Competition in establishing Games Organizing Committees (GOC) including the recruitment and training of current and new members.
  • Provide information, support, and direction to all inquiries regarding individual participation for potential athletes and families.
  • Meet annual growth expectations for new athletes as well as retention of current athletes, local programs and schools.
  • Assist in the seamless transition of athletes from school-based to community programs and teams
  • Assist the Coach Development Manager in developing and execution of Coaches Education Resources that aids in the recruitment of knowledgeable clinicians and sport educational volunteers
  • Assist in selecting and confirming venues.
  • Identify partnerships within the region and develop and maintain relationships with these groups through volunteer and funding opportunities such as Knight of Columbus and other service organizations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses to impact volunteer force and provide resource development opportunities (both cash and budget relieving in-kind).
  • Support other departments when workload allows contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities.
  • Support the mission and program services of SOCO.

Administrative Operations

  • Manage and oversee the Southeast Region Coordinator.
  • Budget development and tracking to ensure all programs are operating within approved budget for both revenue and expense expectations.
  • Prepare all reports and paperwork accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Manage vendor relations.
  • Maintain office and games equipment supply and inventory.

Fundraising

  • Organize the Colorado Springs Polar Plunge.
  • Work with Development team to meet the fundraising goals of the Southeast Region.
  • Ensure SOCO Risk Management Policies are being adhered.
  • Ensure Local Programs are operating within budget and assist with fundraising ideas when needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • 2-5 years of event management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Data management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective management of multiple and diverse projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Special Olympics programs preferred
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Ability to be cleared to work for SOCO through background screening process
  • Support other departments contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities
  • Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry light loads (5-30 pounds) for short distances (approximately one block)
  • All other duties as assigned

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to HR@specialolympicsco.org.


DATA AND INFORMATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST

The Data and Information Support Specialist is a detailed-oriented and well-organized professional who is responsible for data-entry, data quality assurance, information support, and ongoing project assistance for data initiatives and data utilization.
Reports to: Database Manager

Position Responsibilities:

  • Enter data accurately and efficiently into designated databases.
  • Establish and use quality assurance protocols to ensure data accuracy and reliability.
  • Provide database and data assistance and support to staff, coaches, and athletes.
  • Organize, file, and archive ongoing data collection forms, documents, and mailboxes.
  • Establish and use processes, protocols, and procedures to remedy missing, incomplete, incorrect, and inaccurate data.
  • Provide assistance for Special Olympics Colorado projects as assigned.
  • Provide feedback and ongoing continuous improvement for database and information processes, protocols, and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or strong research & evaluation coursework.
  • Expert-level in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong experience with data entry especially SQL and Access databases.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to focus on repetitive tasks.
  • Strong problem-solving, deductive reasoning, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and willingness to support other departments contributing to Special Olympic Colorado’s team spirit and shared responsibilities.
  • Position requires working both sitting and standing. Must be able to carry light loads (5-30 pounds) for short distances (approximately 1 block).
  • All other duties as assigned.

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to HR@specialolympicsco.org.


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