Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada (SONC.NV) provides year-round inclusive sports training, athletic competition, fitness, health, and education programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

We have great ways you can be involved with Special Olympics Northern California!  

Career Opportunities

Job Title:  Development Director, Special Events

Reports To:  AVP, Development & Law Enforcement Torch Run

Location:  Pleasant Hill, CA

Job Description:

Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada’s (SONC/NV) vision is an inclusive world for all, driven by the power of sport through which people with intellectual disabilities (ID) live active, healthy, and fulfilling lives.  By providing high quality sports opportunities, improving health outcomes, and providing leadership training, we create opportunities for people with and without ID to interact through and beyond sports, resulting in more inclusive communities, and inspiring others to open their hearts and minds to people with intellectual disabilities.

Position Summary:

The Director of Events is a detail oriented, well-organized development professional who is able to demonstrate leadership with a collaborative and results-oriented approach to drive the production of high quality fundraising events, including donor involvement, cultivation and stewardship.

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Job Title:  Manager, Health & Wellness

Reports To: Healthy Athlete Program Manager

Location:  Pleasant Hill, CA

Position Summary:

Our Health & Wellness team provides year-round, community-based programs aimed to improve the overall physical condition and lifespan of athletes, coaches, families, and community members. The Healthy Athletes program provides health assessments, education, referrals, and limited care in multiple specialties by professionals and their supervised students at Healthy Athletes events throughout Northern California and Nevada, and the Fitness programs offer exercise opportunities for athletes to complement their sports seasons. The Manager, Health & Wellness, based in our Pleasant Hill, California headquarters office, will be responsible for managing aspects of these health-oriented programs in Northern California.

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Job Title:  Sports Manager, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties

Reports To:  Regional Sports Manager

Location:  Pleasant Hill, CA

Job Description:

  • Sports Management
  • Recruit, train, motivate, and support Team Managers and Head Coaches
  • Communicate with Team Managers and Head Coaches 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
  • Develop strategies for new-athlete recruitment and retention to share with Team Managers and Head Coaches
  • Attend local programs’ practices
  • 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 Team Managers and Head Coaches
  • Ensure all athletes and coaches have current applications on file

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Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities; please let us know if you need accommodations for the interview process. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with diverse backgrounds.

Who We Are:

Special Olympics provides sports training/competition opportunities and leadership opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the world. Our Special Olympics chapter covers both Northern California and Nevada (SONC/NV). We maintain a headquarters office in Pleasant Hill, CA and satellite offices throughout both states.