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For over 45 years, Special Olympics has been improving the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities.   The spirit of Special Olympics - - skill, courage, sharing and joy - - incorporates universal values which transcend all boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, race, and religion. Special Olympics believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally, and socially.  


There are 16,760 athletes who compete in 160 competitions throughout the region in 11 sports. Included in that figure are 6,500 special education student-athletes who have Special Olympics in the classroom through our Schools Partnership Program. Special Olympics requires the extraordinary support and time of 14,860 volunteers and volunteer coaches. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations

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President & CEO - Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada


This position is a full time position based in our Headquarters office in Pleasant Hill California.  


The  President & Chief Executive Officer is selected by its Board of Directors. This position will have primary responsibility for the leadership, operational management, fundraising and growth of SONC/NV. (S)he will articulate a vision that ensures the organization’s role as the leading non-profit serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Emphasis is on revenue generation, program goals and objectives, strategic direction of the organization, and implementation of the organizational Strategic Plan and Annual Plan. The President & Chief Executive Officer will demonstrate bold thinking and effective use of resources to achieve the goals of SONC/NV, including strengthening and diversifying the funding of the organization.

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Development/Special Events Internship Job Description


Desired Qualifications:

We are looking for an unpaid intern to work with us on a variety of projects. Our intern must possess: 


A desire to gain hands-on experience and training in non-profit fundraising, event management, sales, client relations, database management


Excellent oral and written communication skills


Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  Able to learn registration and auction database software  


Must be organized, detail oriented, able to multi-task in different areas of event logistics and fundraising, exceptional time management skills


Able to take direction and work independently


Outstanding customer service

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If interested in the internship position, please send resume to Emily Leach at