Community Resources Manager

Special Olympics Northern California Pleasant Hill, CA

About the Job

ABOUT US: Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) improves the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities by providing them with free, year-round sports training and competition opportunities in their communities and schools and with needed health and wellness services. Our program extends throughout Northern California and Nevada, with a headquarters office in Pleasant Hill, CA and satellite offices in both states. In California counties not located near a SONC office, our program is managed by a volunteer Area Director. The Area Directors will now receive program support in the field through the Community Resources Manager. SONC is looking for an individual who is positive and outward facing, and will be effective in helping Area Directors to implement Special Olympics programming, bolster athlete and volunteer recruitment, and develop sustainable funding sources. PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Recruit, train, motivate, and support Area Directors
  • Communicate with Area Directors on an ongoing basis regarding program-wide sports policies, rules, and procedures; SONC resource allocation to area programs; and the impact of program costs on local fundraising revenue
  • Work with Area Directors to develop partnerships with appropriate nonprofit, for profit, and government organizations for program and revenue support
  • Assist volunteers to conduct special event fundraisers in an efficient and financially successful manner
  • Develop strategies for new-athlete recruitment and retention to share with Area Directors
  • Attend local programs practices and regional competitions
  • Help create sustainable fiduciary plans for each county program, including creation of annual expense and revenue budgets
  • Assist with integration of health, wellness and fitness initiatives with local sports programming
  • Develop coach and volunteer recruitment strategies to be implemented by the local program
  • Conduct regular strategic planning meetings with Area Directors to develop partnerships with schools, law enforcement, and peer-organizations involved in our program
  • Make public presentations about Special Olympics to various constituents
  • Other related duties as assigned EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Recreation, Communications, or a related field Managerial experience; minimum of three years’ experience in non-profit management preferred Previous experience with volunteer management and special event fundraising preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking Ability to make decisions independently as well as work collaboratively Strong organizational, delegation, and time management skills Possess strong proactive problem solving skills Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines Strong computer skills, including MS Office and google docs Must be available for extensive travel throughout Northern California and for evening and weekend work as required, and possess a valid CA driver’s license SONC is an equal opportunity employer and offer a generous array of benefits to our employees: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, basic life & long term disability insurance, and employer contribution to the 403(b) plan. We also provide paid holidays, paid vacation, paid personal days, paid sick days, health savings accounts, and pre-tax reimbursement accounts, and permit business casual attire. Next steps: Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@sonc.org. Please reference CommRes in your subject line. Only candidates who submit a resume and cover letter will be considered. We will be contacting those candidates whose qualifications most closely match our requirements for this position.