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POSITION TITLE: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Program
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Bachelor Degree from an accredited college/university in Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation, Special Education, a related field or equivalent is desired. A background in leadership, supervision or management is essential. Experience working or volunteering in the field of Developmental Disabilities as a professional coach and/or Special Olympics volunteer is preferred.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with volunteers, professionals, and business people from various socio/economic backgrounds.
A thorough understanding of the structure, function and mission of Special Olympics New York, including sports training, competition and program at the local, regional, state and national levels are required.
Proven performer in administration, management, paid and/or volunteer staff supervision, program planning and program evaluation.
Operating knowledge of the budgeting process, fund-raising and public relations are essential.
Advanced computer, clerical and organizational skills necessary.
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for leading, coordinating and monitoring all program related activities at the Local and Regional levels. This includes Program developing and Program administration of all related functions including; training, competition, communication, education, recruitment and safety as they are relevant to Special Olympic athletes and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Planning and Implementation:
· Implement and monitor all program related operational procedures including regular accounting and an annual budget and planning process.
· Build, structure and monitor all program and games committee activities.
· Develop, coordinate and monitor all Special Olympics activities associated with training, competition, volunteer management and all new initiatives.
· Responsible for adherence to all program related SONY minimum standards.
· Act as the knowledgeable authority on matters related sports training, athletic competition and coach education.
· Insure the Region is in compliance with all regulations, general rules and policy originating from SONY, Inc., Special Olympics International and other 501 (c) 3 governing bodies.
· Inclusion, Unified Sports and the Unified Champion School programming are present and prioritized in the foundation of our core elemental movement, found embedded in our seasonal and annual calendar, and activity. All program staff members hold responsibilities collaterally and fundamentally for inclusive mission and the Unified programming.
· Supervise mid level Program staff and administrative assistants as needed. Develop and oversee proper and appropriate program related management controls.
· Delegate authority and share major responsibilities with volunteers and assigned staff to achieve organizational goals.
· Maintain working relationships with sponsors, organizations and other related National, State, County and local organizations/groups.
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.
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).
FLEXIBLE HOURS: Occasional travel and weekend/evening duties are required.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Special Olympics New York, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference job code “LIDP” in subject line. No phone calls please.
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.