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Coach Development Manager

The Coach Development Manager is responsible for insuring that Special Olympic Colorado athletes have opportunities to participate in sports programs with certified volunteer coaches who are well-trained and adequately supported. Responsibilities include recruiting potential coaches, moving them successfully through the process to become a coach, and providing support and training on an ongoing basis.

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Competition and Regional Services

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with program staff to identify and prioritize yearly sports training needs for coaches and develop an annual coach development plan.
  • Develop general orientation programming for all new coaches in community and school based programs.
  • Ensure consistent and delivery of quality sports training opportunities.
  • Develop a feedback system from coaches for development of needed processes and education.
  • Manage coach certification process to ensure adherence to all established guidelines.
  • Identify, recruit and train knowledgeable volunteers to serve as clinicians for sports training and clinics.
  • Insure implementation of health and wellness initiatives.
  • Develop the budget related to all coach education programming.
  • Develop online coaches education series
  • Assist in the transition of individuals moving from school based programming to community based programming and vice versa through the education of new and current coaches to meet the needs of community and school based athletes.
  • Develop standardized tracking tools to assess the progress of coaches and athletes and insure the delivery of the mission of Special Olympics Colorado to the athletes, coaches, volunteers, family members, and donors.
  • Manage coach recognition program
  • Create and execute annual coach’s summit for new and veteran coaches.
  • Assist with State and Regional events to provide support on sport rules clarification and interpretation.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in coaching or the field of sports administration.
  • Special Olympics experience with working knowledge of sports rules, sports skills development, coaching ethics and coaching fundamentals highly preferred but not required

Interested applicants can email a cover letter and  resume to HR@specialolympicsco.org.

Young Athletes Coordinator

The Young Athletes Coordinator provides assistance with the development, organization, and implementation of all Young Athletes program delivery models including school, community and home programs, ensuring maximum growth and the highest quality opportunities for Athletes and Unified Partners ages 2-8.

Reports to: YAP Director

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with YA Director and Data Entry Staff on the collection and input of all community/school based YA registration forms into GMS; tracking school/event/team participation; Collecting/Filing existing school YA rosters; Monitoring/Collect missing forms; Create family follow up system
  • Collecting and submitting YA school/community numbers, stats and results for routine reporting requirements for UCS Grant, SOI Grant, Comfort Dental, Buell and other funding sources
  • Assist with the ongoing development of YA volunteer/coach training, curriculum, online resources, family take home cards and coach/athlete outreach and recruitment plan per region
  • Assist YA Director with all aspects of young athlete registration, organization and participation at regional and state competitions; Summer Sports Camp, Kroenke Sports Day and Pre-school Field Days
  • Assist YA Director with the planning, organizing, and implementation of existing and new YA Special events/Fundraisers etc. PEE WEE PLUNGE, Little Feet Meets, LETR, Telethon, Harvest Festival etc.
  • Deliver/Pick Up of sports equipment, forms and supplies to and from all YA schools/teams
  • Collaborate with YA Director in creating and distributing transitional program collateral to families/athletes
  • Assist YA Director with site visits, refresher trainings, and routine communication to all YA Preschools through year
  • Assist YA Director with identification, recruitment, retention, and training of new YA Schools
  • Assist YA Director in the recruitment/retention/training of regional Young Athletes coordinators, coaches, and families
  • Assist YA Director with ideas and resources to provide existing YA schools to move into Category 1 status
  • Collaborate with YA Director to establish and sustain community partnerships for ongoing YA programming such as Children’s Hospital, RMDSA, YMCA’s/REC Centers, Colleges/Universities etc.
  • Assist YA Director in creating and distributing community Young Athletes event flyers to engage families in community
  • Assist YA Director in recruitment/retention of YA Task Force members, meeting facilitation, planning and preparation
  • Assist YA Director with the planning, organizing, and implementation of regional YA coaches, parent and volunteer orientations etc.
  • Attend and facilitate annual information/resource community and school fairs throughout the year

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Education equivalent to bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to perform administrative/clerical duties necessary for assigned work tasks.
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with athletes, families, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, visitors and work associates.
  • Demonstrate excellent organization, multi-tasking, attention to detail, planning and adaptation/flexibility skills
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as necessary
  • Position requires ability to lift 25 lbs and both standing and sitting work
  • 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.

Southeast Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will perform a wide variety of administrative functions as well as event/competition related duties. This position requires strong computer skills including word processing and database management. Duties may also include but are not limited to coordinating routine activities within the southeast region, working with other departments and volunteers, investigating and resolving problems or handling special projects as assigned by supervisor.
Reports to: Southeast Regional Manager

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Program Initiatives:

  • Assist the Southeast Regional Manager in research, data entry, and implementation related to program initiatives.
  • Assist with Healthy Athlete program as needed.
  • Assist with preparation and implementation of Coaches Education.
  • Provides support and assistance to Program personnel and to other Departments as needed and assigned by the supervisor.

Administrative:

  • Overseas general invoices/bills as it relates to programs.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets and monitors ongoing status of assigned account codes.
  • Manages Program, Coach Education collateral, Healthy Athletes communications and mailings.
  • Maintains the program calendar both internally (shared drive, internal communication) and externally (website) by communicating with VP of Marketing.
  • Connects inquiring families/agencies/athletes to local teams and provides the necessary documentation needed to compete in Special Olympics Colorado.
  • Keeps updated inventory list.

Sports and Competition:

  • Coordinates gathering of information for event information to disseminate to participating programs.
  • Coordinates event packets and establishes event entry results GMS inputting procedures.
  • Utilizes GMS to coordinate the administrative processes to verify event entry data, medical applications and coach/chaperone data; develops event “heat sheets”; and establishes and maintains schedule for coordinating receipt and dissemination of materials and information.
  • Coordinates Program related policies and procedures, facts and forms, and coach handbook updates.
  • Provide support for Regional and State competitions.

Coach Development:

  • Attends clinics when needed for support.
  • Make initial calls for use of facilities to find the right person for the “ask”.

Health and Wellness:

  • Oversees transportation of equipment to/from competition which may include arranging a rental vehicle and a driver, as well as communicating with the Health and Wellness coordinator any important information in regards to fees and logistics.
  • Mailing of letters to doctor offices in the region to add new providers to the referral database.

Position Requirements:

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • 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 (10-30 pounds) for short distances (approximately one block)
  • Based in Colorado Springs office
  • 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.