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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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Assistant Director, Corporate & Special Events


Under the direction of the Director, Corporate & Special Events, the Assitant Director, Corporate & Special Events will be responsible for Special Event management: Celebrity Winterfest (ski event), Bocce Bash, High Tech Challenge (golf event), Galas, Polar Plunge, logisitcal support for law enforcement fundraisers for our benefit (LETR), and other events as assigned. This position will be responsible for revenue and event expenses, volunteer management, event management and execution, vendor management, data collection, auction solicitation, participant cultivation and stewardship for assigned special events, and other assigned events and corporate accounts. 

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Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations


Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Assocate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations will be responsible for sales of corporate sponsorships and development of foundation grants,. This position will be reponsible for management of existing corporate and foundation relationships, development of new sources of corporate and foundation revenue, corporate volunteer management, and proper stewardship for assigned corporate and foundation accounts, and other duties as assigned.