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.

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Career Opportunities

Job Title:  Director of Marketing 

Reports To:  Chief Development Officer 

Location:  Pleasant Hill

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.

Under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer, you will lead the Marketing Department strategy to create a strong brand that will help the organization acquire financial, human and social resources, and build key partnerships.  You will lead a team driven by increasing visibility for the organization and spreading our message of inclusion.  You will collaborate with a community of Special Olympics athletes, families, partners, donors, students, and communities that envision a world for all, driven by the power of sport, through which people with intellectual disabilities live active, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Marketing and Communications Department oversight, growth and development for the organization.
  • Expand and communicate the Mission and impact of Special Olympics to a broad base with consistency
  • Ensure that the organization’s mission and vision are established and implicit throughout the organization so that all stakeholders can:
    • Share the organization’s mission and vision
    • Engage people outside the organization to encourage participation and support for our mission
    • Utilize the talents and expertise of others to advance and enhance the organization
  • Develop and execute key annual marketing campaigns as well as event-based campaigns.
  • Lead the team in prioritizing and communicating key messages to maximize impact and the ability to attract funding.
  • Lead efforts to maximize visibility of Special Olympics to attract new athletes and families to the organization and to establish Special Olympics Northern California as a leader in our field.
  • Execute aspects of our three-year strategic plan including working with cross functional teams on interdependent goals for the organization.
  • Provide guidance to the Marketing team on planning, development, and implementation of the Organization's marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal.
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/ public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, support fulfillment of these plans and evaluate performance.
  • Supervise, support, coach, provide professional development opportunities for your team. Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates quality staff
  • Provide on the ground support to the team and other departments to meet deliverables; this is a hands-on management position.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

This position requires specific skills to be successful and to complement our existing team, including, but not limited to:   

  • Minimum five years of specific marketing experience
  • Experience Designing and implementing strategic communication plans that include print, social media, PR, design, storytelling and impact marketing
  • A track record of increasing visibility and supporting an organization with Development and Program Teams.
  • Robust knowledge  of market trends to enhance the organization’s reach and audience.
  • Understanding of how to  amplify the voices of those most impacted by our program in order to tell authentic stories of impact.
  • Willingness to be collaborative and supportive and to recommend process improvements to increase the efficiency of the Marketing Team.
  • Computer proficiency including: Google Analytics, understanding of website design, Pardot, Asana, Microsoft Office Suite and relational databases such as SalesForce. 
  • Broad understanding of various social media platforms.
  • Experience leading  a multi-faceted team juggling multiple initiatives and tasks; supervision experience in a nonprofit setting  is a plus
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and drive time sensitive projects to completion
  • Excellent relationship/partnership building skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal including strong presentation skills
  • Strong problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • We offer an inclusive, casual work environment. To protect the health of our staff, we are currently working remotely.
  • We are headquartered in Pleasant Hill, with an additional office in Sacramento. This position requires occasional local travel on weekdays, evenings, and weekends.

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications or related field required and/or equivalent, relevant work experience

Salary Range:  Starts at $75K/year, negotiable DOE (exempt position). This position is also eligible for an incentive bonus based on meeting fundraising goals for 2021.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:  Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B (retirement plan), life and long-term disability insurance, vacation, sick and personal days, and federal holidays, as well as a paid Winter Break.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, and complete our application through the link provided: 

apply here

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.

 

Job Title:  Schools Partnership Program Operations and Area Manager 

Reports To:  Vice President Schools & Youth Services 

Job Description:

The Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program (SPP) is a unique education program in Pre-Kindergarten - Transition (age 18-22) schools.  We partner with schools, districts, county office of education and other agencies to offer Unified Champion School programs, which combine students with and without disabilities in sports training, competition, leagues, and inclusive activities at their schools throughout the school year.  The program unifies students with and without disabilities through sports and whole school engagement.  These activities educate students with the skills necessary to sustainably develop school communities that promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect for all students. 

This is multi-faceted position, focusing on data management and reporting, as well as area management as assigned.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Data Collection, Management and Analysis

  • Gather and compile all the Schools Department reporting and participation data
  • Create monthly participation reports for use within the Department and throughout our chapter
  • Consolidate data from Area Managers to create monthly reports for grant and SONC purposes
  • Lead on UpMetrics program data
  • Provide information as needed for program evaluation, grant applications, and follow-up reports including budget and financial information.
  • Assist with the design of quantitative analyses, management and manipulation of data sets, development of data analytics solutions, and the presentation and delivery of solutions.
  • Work with databases, clean and reconcile data, prepare data sets for analysis, and assist in the design and development of statistical analyses.
  • Work collaboratively with department managers to plan and execute migration to future software/reporting platform.
  • Attend and/or present at departmental and organizational meetings and represent SONC/NV in the local communities as needed.
  • Manage the inventory of program-wide participation awards, collateral, and equipment.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Area Manager core responsibilities (within designated region)

  • Oversee all of the SPP sports programming and related unifying activities and projects for students
  • Serve as primary liaison for SPP in local area schools, and work with school administrators and coordinators to grow the program  
  • Manage, expand, and implement the Unified Champion Schools program for both existing and new partner schools
  • Work with the SPP team members to create new plans and strategies to grow the following:
    • Unified Sports - Inclusive sports teams
    • Inclusive Youth Leadership / Whole School Engagement – Students engaged in inclusive activities on their campus
    • Young Athletes Program – Sports program for students aged 2-7
  • Work with school administrators and coordinators to grow the program
  • Help develop overall SPP budget and create equipment budgets for participating programs
  • Obtain necessary reports and demographic information from participating schools
  • Provide information needed for program evaluation, grant applications, and follow-up reports
  • Serve as primary liaison to youth groups in the schools
  • Identify students to serve in SPP youth leadership role for Youth Activation Committee
  • Attend meetings and present as needed for PTAs, administrators, teacher trainings, and assemblies

 Skills and Experience:

  • A passion for our mission of promoting inclusivity for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities through year-round sports programming
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including strong presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills – MS Office (specifically Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Suite; experience with relational databases such as Salesforce
  • Detail Oriented – ability to analyze and manipulate large amounts of data
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tactful and diplomatic communication skills and the ability to de-escalate tense situations
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to manage one’s time effectively – to prioritize and to complete diverse assignments
  • concurrently when working on a deadline
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility - managing competing demands and adapting to changes in the work environment
  • Commitment to providing our athletes, community partners and other stakeholders with excellent support and service
  • Willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends as events schedule or job duties require
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or two years equivalent/related experience required

We offer an inclusive, casual work environment with robust benefits for staff. In compliance with public health recommendations, we are currently working remotely; some remote working options will continue as appropriate. We are headquartered in Pleasant Hill, additional offices in Sacramento and Las Vegas.

Compensation:  $58,240 annually (Full-Time, Exempt) with a salary increase in January 2022.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:  Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B (retirement plan), life and long-term disability insurance, vacation, sick and personal days and federal holidays, as well as a paid Winter Break.

Interested applicants, please submit resume, and cover letter

apply here

Special Olympics Northern California and 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.

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