Employment & Internship Opportunities


Special Olympics Pennsylvania currently has the following volunteer and internship opportunities available to support our Health, Marketing & Communications, Competition, and Training Departments: 

Employment Opportunities

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks qualified candidates for the following positions: Program Director: Special Olympics PA – Area M and Senior Field Director – Eastern.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Program Director: Special Olympics PA – Area M

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks an enthusiastic leader to serve as Director of its greater Capital area program (Area M – Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and northern York counties). This exciting leadership opportunity will require the Director to strategically elevate the presence and impact of Special Olympics programming in this area by implementing strategies calling for growth in both school and community based activities. SOPA is going through an exciting multi-year reorganization and this Program Director position will transition from Area M oversight to a Regional (9 counties) staff role within the next several years. A seasoned management professional is required, someone possessing skills and experience in supervising staff and volunteers, engaging the greater community and collaborating with groups and organizations that serve individuals with intellectual disabilities. The Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of local programming in order to meet the SOPA and Area M organizational goals including overall program health and athlete growth.

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Senior Field Director – Eastern

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) is going through an exciting multi-year reorganization and this Sr. Field Director’s (SFD) position is expected to transition from Field Department oversight and selected eastern PA local program supervision to a Regional staff role within the next several years. As such, we are seeking someone to oversee the Field Department and supervise selected eastern programs. When the SOPA Reorganization is completed we anticipate that this individual will assume a Regional Director role.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit in Word format a letter of interest, resume, salary history, references, AND salary requirements to careers@specialolympicspa.org

No phone calls will be accepted. Resumes sent for positions other than this posting will not receive a response.



Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults (age 8-80) with intellectual disabilities. All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to athletes, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. The athletes of Special Olympics -- nearly 20,000 strong in Pennsylvania -- are constant reminders of all that is right with the human spirit. Pennsylvania is the 7th largest program and one of the strongest Special Olympics programs in the United States. For more information about how SOPA inspires greatness, visit www.specialolympicspa.org.

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