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POSITION TITLE: PROGRAM SPECIALIST - Part Time (20 hours/week)
REPORTS TO: Director of Program, Training & Competition
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Associate or Bachelor Degree from an accredited college/university in physical education, sports management, recreation, special education or related area is preferred. Demonstrated computer skill using data management software is preferred. Prior experience as an athlete, coach and/or Special Olympics volunteer is preferred.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and provide instruction and training to volunteers and athletes.
Computer, clerical and organization skills.
Knowledge and experience providing support to people with disabilities.
Understanding and experience with the mission and function of Special Olympics New York.
Proven ability in sports management, program planning and group dynamics.
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing support to the headquarters program team by assisting and supporting all functions related to state level program. Primary responsibilities include management of data, organizational tasks and department support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the program team with all program functions including volunteer management, coach education, outreach and competition.
Contribute to the planning, organization and implementation of program.
Lead staff person coordinating Games Management System and Vsys software.
Interact with staff, volunteers, vendors etc. as delegated in the development and dissemination of materials and information regarding Special Olympics Regional program to appropriate individuals and agencies.
Coordinate logistics for events including the collection and management of pertinent records, data, reports and information.
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.
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 email@example.com. Please reference job code “NYCPTPS” 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.