The Manager - Region is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the Region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This manager position will have a development focus.
Actively work with the Region Director to achieve Region-Specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization
Manages all fundraising and resource development efforts in the Region, including but not limited to sponsorships, special events and fundraisers, in-kind resource development, state-level event and campaign support
Actively work with Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Team to support local LETR events and fundraising efforts; serves as a local contact for LETR legs in Region
Collaborate with community partners to create third party fundraisers and special athlete opportunities
Focus on continued growth capitalizing on using knowledge of technology and social media to identify and employ new avenues to market the organization and its offering
Recruit and manage volunteers and committee members, as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed
Provide support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region
Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended
Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois
High energy and passion for Special Olympics mission
Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere
Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening)
Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands
Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel as an essential function of position
Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in set-up and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles
Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work
Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles
First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events
Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required
Based out of Highland office located at 1318 Mercantile Dr, Highland, IL
To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Linda Wunder at email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefit package includes: 26 Vacation days annually, 12 Sick days annually, 401(k) employer matching, Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life Insurance, Voluntary short term disability and voluntary additional life insurance options.
Internal Number: 1110
About Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Illinois provides opportunities for more than 23,000 athletes, 48,000 volunteers and thousands more people statewide through 11 Regional programs in all 102 counties of the state.
Special Olympics began in Illinois with the first games at Soldier Field in July 1968 thanks to the efforts of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her peers. There are now more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics is financially sound with diverse revenue streams, a thorough annual budget process and increasing organizational revenue streams. Special Olympics Illinois does not charge athletes or their families to participate in the program.
Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intell...ectual disabilities, giving 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.
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
23,083 athletes (children and adults) with intellectual disabilities
19,631 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities
48,300 volunteers and coaches
201 competitions each year
18 Olympic-type sports
Programs in 11 Regions, each supported with a team of staff and a volunteer committee
Dynamic sports and corporate partnerships
REAL SPORTS: Deliver high-quality training and competition in an inclusive culture that stresses athletic excellence, rewards determination, emphasizes health and celebrates achievement.
ATHLETE HEALTH: Promote the overall well-being of people with intellectual disabilities via programs that ensure ongoing access to quality, community-based health care services, highlighted by free health screenings at Special Olympics competitions, games and other venues.
TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION: Equip young people and adult influencers with effective tools and training to create sports, classrooms and community actions that produce friendships and acceptance, driving positive attitude and behavioral change.
BUILD COMMUNITIES: Marshal resources, implement diverse programming and act as a convening power of stakeholders to drive positive attitudinal and behavioral change toward people with intellectual disabilities in communities statewide, strengthening the fabric of society