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POSITION TITLE: Director of Program, Health Programming
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Program
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
This position will be focusing on our Health Programs throughout New York, therefore will require a regular amount of travel. Base office will be located in our Schenectady, NY headquarters office, however could change based on candidacy.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At a minimum, Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Public or Community Health, Health Sciences, Exercise Sciences, a related field or equivalent is desired. 1 to 3 years of working in a health or wellness related field with a background in health systems, team leadership, supervision and project management is essential. Experience working or volunteering in the field of I/DD as a professional and/or Special Olympics volunteer is preferred.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for leading, coordinating and monitoring all health program related activities at the state wide and regional levels. This includes program development and program administration of all related functions including; all essential components of our health program including the elements related to Healthy Communities recognition, training, communication, education, recruitment and safety as they are relevant to Special Olympic athletes, volunteers, stakeholders and staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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: Regular travel and weekend/evening duties are required.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Special Olympics New York, Inc. at email@example.com. Please reference job code “DPHP” in subject line. No phone calls please.
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.