Job Opportunities

The following job opportunities are available at Special Olympics Colorado:

Volunteer and Family Services Manager
Health and Wellness Coordinator



The Volunteer and Family Services Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the volunteer recruitment, development, education, retention and recognition plan as it relates to the mission of Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO).  She/he will have primary responsibility for increasing family involvement and improving the quality of the families’ experience in SOCO.

The ideal candidate will have at least three to five years of professional experience in volunteer management. This person should command superb judgment and have outstanding interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.  The candidate must be an articulate, genuine and persuasive spokesperson on behalf of Special Olympics Colorado.  The position is best served by a professional with the ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.

Reports to:  Vice President of Development

Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead the effort in collaboration with the CEO and senior staff to develop,
  • Articulate and implement a comprehensive volunteer strategy to include volunteer needs for all departments including sports and competitions, development and administration/office functions.
  • Organize and conduct the orientation and training of volunteers for state competitions and fundraising events, making sure all aspects of the training are in accordance with the organization’s mission and philosophy.
  • Recruit volunteers for competitions and fundraising events.
  • Develop and implement strategies to recruit volunteers for competitions, fundraising events and other volunteer roles that are needed.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the volunteer program.
  • Interview and screen potential volunteers.
  • Manage the volunteer database, which includes recording volunteer activities and notes incidents and injuries.
  • Manage groups wishing to volunteer, which includes working with corporate sponsors.
  • Match volunteers to appropriate jobs, seeking to fulfill the needs of the organization as well as the individual.
  • Prepare and distribute calendar of volunteer job assignments and monitors compliance by volunteers.
  • Regularly survey staff to reassess needs for volunteer assistance and updates job assignments as needed.
  • Supervise volunteers in performance of duties providing them continuous feedback, periodic performance evaluations and special guidance when requested or required.
  • Conduct recognition programs to honor volunteers.
  • Assist in resolving disputes and terminates volunteers not fulfilling the required duties.
  • Fulfill speaking engagements and works with the communications department to prepare media releases when appropriate.
  • Regularly update volunteer handbook, job descriptions and forms as needed.
  • Participate as a member of state Games Organizing Committees as a liaison between SOCO and volunteers/families.
  • Maintain the volunteer page on the SOCO website, continuously updating needs, applications, dates and information.
  • Oversee internship program.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of events for family members of athletes throughout the year.
  • Manage Family Member Database to accurately track family involvement.
  • Accurately portray volunteer and family involvement for Special Olympics International Census.
  • If schedule allows, attend weekend events to meet family members and assist with family hospitality and registration at events and competition.
  • Communicate regularly with family members to ensure they have information on upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.
  • Update Family Resources section of Special Olympics website.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Represent SOCO in a positive manner at all times including at all events and functions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supervisor techniques for volunteers, motivation and decision-making techniques
  • Skill in teaching and mediating disputes and solving problems
  • Demonstrated program management knowledge to include budgeting principals and procedures, skill in developing training materials
  • Ability to organize and conduct training sessions
  • Skill in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of volunteers and building alliances with community organizations
  • Knowledge of effective interviewing and screening techniques
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of responsibility within SOCO
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred
  • High energy and passion for SOCO’s mission is essential
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team. player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed and required
  • 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 (5-30 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.

How To Apply

Candidates should email cover letter, salary requirements and resume to by April 17.



Special Olympics Colorado is seeking an energetic and organized individual to assist with the expanding Health and Wellness programming. The position requires a passion for the health and wellness field, program development and volunteer management in addition to an interest in working to better the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Health and Wellness is a key area of growth for Special Olympics Colorado and we are seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual who would be valuable in helping to propose, design and institute new programming in this field, in addition to the responsibilities outlined below.

This position will be responsible for developing and organizing health screening events throughout the year and assisting with the implementation of school and community based Health and Wellness programming.

Reports to: Health and Wellness Manager

Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with health organizations and health professionals, including hospitals, medical practices, and universities to ensure effective delivery of health and wellness programming.
  • Coordinate health screening events throughout the year, which includes recruitment and training of volunteers, coordinating facilities and supplies needed, accurate and timely collection of results and entry into database, loading and transporting equipment to and from events, collecting event feedback and all other duties as assigned with regard to health screenings.
  • Assist Grant Manager with acquiring funding for health and wellness programming, by working on the following: collection of information needed to apply for funding, ensure that grant requirements are met and assist Grant Manager with reporting of results.
  • Work with the Marketing and Programs departments to communicate/market screening events to athletes, families and coaches.
  • Manage communications and relationships with key medical volunteers, which includes collecting contact information, sending thank you notes, oversee input of all medical volunteers into a database, etc.
  • Collect reports from screening events and present to staff, key medical volunteers and other constituents
  • Work with Health and Wellness Manager to review the screenings on an ongoing basis and determine where and when to add screenings, as well as identify efficiencies and improvements.
  • Manage the follow-up care process to ensure those individuals who require additional medical care receive it, and implement the process on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist with school-based health programming which includes, administering stipends to facilitators and schools, coordinating school mailings, data collection, school recruitment and other duties as assigned.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.


  • First and foremost – an infectious passion for the health and wellness field!
  • Desire to work with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Experience in written and oral communication in both small and large groups
  • Interest in creating relationships with health-care organizations
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with medical professionals, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, visitors and work associates
  • Education equivalent to bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to perform administrative/clerical duties commensurate with demands of work activity assigned
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Suite and database management
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
  • 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)
  • Ability to travel independently throughout the state
  • The successful candidate should be efficient, have great attention to detail and provide reliable outputs
  • A sense of humor


Special Olympics Colorado values its employees’ time and efforts. It’s commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive compensation and benefits package. Special Olympics Colorado works to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. It strives to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to by April 17.