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$50,000 to $70,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Great team, community involvement and rewarding experiences!”


REPORTS TO: Regional Vice President of Development

Change lives. Fulfill yours.

Special Olympics New York athletes are truly the greatest athletes in the world. Sure, they all want to win, but our athletes know something that many other athletes do not. Winning is not everything -- competing and giving the best effort -- this is what makes an athlete great.

Executes a portfolio of community-based events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement empowerment and mobilization of event volunteers.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. One to three years related experience, ideally working within a multi-million dollar organization.


Demonstrates Community Development Competencies:

· Action oriented - Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

· Attracts top talent - Attracts and selects the best talent to meet current and future business needs.

· Being resilient - Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

· Builds networks - Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

· Customer focus - Builds strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

· Drives engagement - Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

· Balances stakeholders - Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders.

· Ensures accountability - Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Other skills:

· Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

· Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.

· Ability to recruit, train and motivate community-based volunteers.

· Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines; strong planning and organizational skills.

· Proven relationship building, persuasion and influence skills.

· Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing and resolving issues with constituents.

· Ability to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals, proactively address issues as they arise and mitigate risks associated to events.

· Outcome driven; strong project management ability.

· Able to work through others to accomplish goals.

· Strong market, community and constituent perspective.

· Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.

· Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the Special Olympics New York including policies and procedures.

· Proficient in computer-based information systems.


Executes a portfolio of community-based events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement empowerment and mobilization of event volunteers.

· Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines in order to execute successful events.

· Implements best practices for event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the event level.

· Monitors financial expenditures and progress against budgetary plan and takes appropriate measures to meet top line and bottom line goals ensuring a high ROI in meeting revenue targets.

· Engages, recruits, trains and manages relationships with community volunteers to ensure successful events execution.

· Engages the community to drive increased event participation; including event committee, teams, team members, sponsors, athlete/caregiver engagement, and youth engagement.

· Partners with regional and HQ offices, services functions and ensures appropriate support is provided for successful execution of events.

· Utilizes available tools and processes to maximize event results, including online fundraising.

· Utilizes and responds to customer experience survey, comparative event and success factor data.

· Utilizes defined processes to ensure timely and accurate event data entry.

· Ensures compliance with Special Olympics New York policies, including employment, risk management, event and cash handling, and financial controls.

· Ability and comfort level to work with people of all abilities. Build relationships with our Athletes and families to engage in fundraising events and leadership opportunities.

· Models and fosters behavior that establishes a culture that values the staff/volunteer partnership, and is consistent with the values, goals, and objectives of the organization to create an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, accountability, empowerment, and dedication to the mission.

In addition to the responsibilities identified above, may be requested or required to perform other duties and/or responsibilities, by management on a non-regular basis.

Must have valid driver’s license Must be able to staff evening and weekend committee meetings, events and programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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).

Please submit resume and cover letter to Special Olympics New York, Inc. at Please reference job code “LIDD” in subject line. No phone calls please.

Special Olympics New York, Inc.

About Special Olympics New York, Inc.:

Special Olympics New York, Inc. provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, including mental retardation giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community.

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Company address: Melville, NY 11747

Posted date: 8 days ago

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