ALPS and Families Internship

Special Olympics Illinois Normal, IL

About the Job

General Responsibilities -Assist Director of Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) & Families with program development and implementation of enhanced opportunities and experiences for the athlete leaders and families of Special Olympics Illinois focusing on education, outreach and awareness -Support family initiatives in the 18 area programs throughout the state. -Assist in managing social media outlets including research of content, scheduling, posting & reporting. -Engage and educate families via mailings, email and enews content. -Assist in the research, screening and solicitation of potential sponsors. -Establish communication with committees and staff including Area Directors. -Participate in meetings and conference calls where appropriate. Required Qualifications -Internship must be taken for college credit. -No experience necessary, but must have completed at least 4 semesters of college or community college coursework. -Must have a valid driver’s license. -Must have ability to work independently and scheduled regular contact with supervisor -Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. -Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. -Ability to meet deadlines. -Excellent verbal and written communication skills -Must be able to lift 40 lbs. -Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Google Docs. -Proficient in social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Based out of Normal, IL 8-20 hours per week with some evenings and weekends as the position demands.