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:
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks qualified candidates for the following position: Director of Events. Applications, unless otherwise noted, will be accepted until the position is filled.
Director of Events
Job Summary: Special Olympics Pennsylvania is seeking a Director of Events (DE) to join its growing Development team. Reporting to the Director of Development, the DE will lead and oversee all state event strategy, planning, and execution logistics to maximize revenue generation and fully integrate events into ongoing donor relations efforts. The DE will provide consultative leadership in the ongoing assessment of both major and minor events and will make recommendations on strategic priorities within the State Event portfolio through collaboration and coordination with other department leadership and regional teams to realize measurable revenue growth, meaningful donor/partner relations and enhanced volunteer engagement.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit in Word format a letter of interest, resume, salary history, references, AND salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.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.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks a Part-time, unpaid Healthy Communities Intern that can help with event management and project assistance. The internship offers flexible hours, based on the student’s requirements and schedule. View our full internship description.
For more information, or to inquire about this internship opportunity, please contact Chelsea Drob, Director of Programming Projects at email@example.com.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks a Communications and Social Media Marketing Intern that can commit to 15 - 20 hours (spread out) per week of work either remotely and in the Norristown office location. View our full internship description.
The Marketing and Development Intern will assist both the Special Events and Marketing Communications Managers in the implementation of various marketing strategies for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The right individual is self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and exhibits pro-active communication.
Sports Interns work with Competition Directors and assist in the planning for and implementation of sectional and state-wide competitions as well as general office/job-related duties as assigned. Depending upon the time of year these interns may also assist with the planning for and implementation of Coach Training Schools and the SOPA/SOYO Multi-Sport Training Camp.
Sports Internships are unpaid and can be structured to meet the requirements of the program/degree of the student applying. The number of internship opportunities each semester (Spring, Summer or Fall) is determined in part by the number of hours each intern is required to complete, but is generally limited to 1 per section (East, Central, West) of the state.
Apply today for the role of Sports/Event Management Intern!
Applications for the Sports Internships are accepted throughout the year. To apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-630-9456 (fax) or 2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403. Please indicate in your cover letter the term during which you’d like to do your internship, the number of hours you need to complete, and desired location (Eastern, Western or Central PA).