Employment & Internship Opportunities
Special Olympics Pennsylvania currently has the following volunteer and internship opportunities available to support our Marketing & Communications, Competition, and Training Departments:
Regional Administrative Manager
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) is embarking on an exciting reorganization and seeks an enthusiastic person to oversee all geographic area administration related activities within newly formed Region 5 area (Berks, Bethlehem, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill). This position will be responsible for the oversight and management of program related administrative needs to support all areas of activities to include but not limited to; sports, community relations, volunteer management, fund raising, region-wide communications, etc.
Senior Staff Accountant
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant with 2 to 3 years’ experience in general accounting functions, including accounts payable, cash, general ledger analysis, etc.
The Database Manager is responsible for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) athlete and volunteer information management including all related software systems, processes and data to include but not limited to provide: analysis of data and end user satisfaction. This position is responsible for managing SOPA’s software partnerships mentioned above as well as providing direct end user support to volunteers, athletes and staff.
Competition Director - Central
Coordinates competition opportunities in central Pennsylvania through the use of sound management components, adhering to policies and procedures established by Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) and Special Olympics, Incorporated (SOI). Develops and manages competition related resources as defined by the organization’s overall mission, goals and Strategic Plan.
Special Events Manager – East
Special Olympics Pennsylvania is seeking a Special Events Manager to join its growing Development team. The Special Events Manager East will lead and oversee event planning and execution logistics for Eastern Pennsylvania, to maximize revenue generation and fully integrate events into ongoing donor relations efforts. The Special Events Manager East will provide recommendations in the ongoing assessment of all major and minor events within the state’s eastern fundraising events portfolio. And, the Special Events Manager East will coordinate with other state departments and regional teams to realize measurable revenue growth, meaningful sponsor, vendor, and influencer relationships, as well as enhanced volunteer and athlete engagement.
Special Event Manager – West
Special Olympics Pennsylvania is seeking a Special Events Manager to join its growing Development team. The Special Events Manager West will oversee event planning and execution logistics for events in Western Pennsylvania, to maximize revenue generation and fully integrate events into ongoing donor relations efforts. The Special Events Manager West will provide recommendations in the ongoing assessment of all major and minor events within the state’s western fundraising events portfolio. And, the Special Events Manager West will coordinate with other state departments and regional teams to realize measurable revenue growth, meaningful sponsor, vendor, and influencer relationships, as well as enhanced volunteer and athlete engagement.
Unified Champion School Manager – Western Region
The Unified Champion Schools (UCS) Manager position will play an important role in supporting and managing school-based inclusion programming in the western region of Pennsylvania and lead school to community transition efforts throughout the state. Additionally, this position will assist with meeting overall Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) strategy goals and objectives. This individual will work directly with teachers, coaches, student leaders, and administrators in assigned schools and help them manage quality UCS programming. This consists of Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS), interscholastic school teams composed of students with and without intellectual disabilities who train and compete together as equal peers; collaborative inclusive youth leadership and whole school engagement activities designed to promote awareness, education, and acceptance.
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 -- 16,000 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 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 email@example.com 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).