Special Olympics – Manager of Interscholastic Partnerships

Posted by Special Olympics Philadelphia on November 13, 2018

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks qualified candidates for a new position: Manager of Interscholastic Partnerships.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Major Function:
This position is responsible for development and implementation of all SOPA, Philadelphia Interscholastic Unified Sports initiatives and partnerships through the use of sound management components, adhering to policies and procedures established by Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Inc. (SOPA), Special Olympics North America, and Special Olympics Inc. This individual provides oversight of all aspects of our partnership with the schools in Philadelphia and presents strategies for meeting organizational goals and demands. This role will critically lead and assess all segments of our Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) program; meeting all Unified Champion School grant requirements, encouraging and implementing youth leadership initiatives and unified sports. They will identify areas to improve, and sectors to be developed or changed for program growth in order to meet SOPA’s strategic plan and IUS objectives.

School District of Philadelphia (SDP) Partnership
The core work of this position is to create opportunities for students in the Philadelphia School District to participate in Special Olympics Unified sports activities to include sports participation (training and competition opportunities), youth leadership opportunities (i.e. Unified Youth Committees), and whole school engagement (i.e. R-Word Campaigns, etc.) in accordance with the Unified Champion School initiatives and grant.
This individual will explore ways to enhance existing sports curriculum to include a Unified Special Olympics component, as well as developing new programming opportunities both during and after school hours for a Special Olympics experience. These goals will be met by regular interaction with District personnel to design activities that will offer direct support to the District’s goals while meeting SOPA’s strategic plan objectives.
This individual will also work with School District personnel to prospect and identify new potential schools for future engagement based on each year’s growth goals and initiatives. This position will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships through all levels of the schools and District ensuring all needs, standards and grant requirements are being and implemented.

Full job description: http://www.specialolympicspa.org/images/news_articles/Manager_of_Interscholastic_Partnerships.pdf

SOPA, Philadelphia office – 2900 Southampton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to careers@specialolympicspa.org.

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