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: Senior Competition Director; Part-Time Healthy Communities Coordinator; Accounting Manager; Director of Development Administration; Director of State Events; and Marketing and Public Relations Manager.  Applications, unless otherwise noted, will be accepted until the position is filled.

Senior Competition Director

Major Function:  The Senior Competition Director will have supervision over two staff members and will be responsible for the successful management of all state level competitions. In addition they will be responsible for the coordination of competition opportunities in Eastern Pennsylvania through the use of sound management components, adhering to policies and procedures established by SOPA and Special Olympics, Incorporated. It will be expected that they develop and coordinate competition related resources as defined by the organization’s overall mission and goals. 

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Part-Time Healthy Communities Coordinator

Summary: Healthy Athletes provides free examinations in seven disciplines, trains healthcare professionals and connects individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) to follow-up care services. Through this work, Special Olympics has become the world’s largest public health organization for individuals with ID.

However, while Healthy Athletes has successfully served as a tool for collecting data that call attention to the needs of our athletes and educating healthcare professionals, it has only to a limited extent, connected athletes to treatment and health services. Further, the training of healthcare professionals is limited to the seven disciplines. This gap highlighted a need and to address the limitations of Healthy Athletes, Healthy Communities was launched to expand health services for individuals with ID in an effort to reduce the disparities that exist in their access to health services and health status.

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Accounting Manager

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks a hands-on and participative accountant that will be responsible for the financial accounting for all regional needs across Pennsylvania.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for working with, guiding and assisting with the current configuration of volunteer treasurers of 55 local programs across Pennsylvania, and with transitioning those programs into a 9-region model. This position is responsible for ensuring that SOPA financial reporting guidelines and controls are strictly maintained.

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Director of Development Administration

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks a Director of Development Administration who will create a culture of excellent support and customer service to the organization’s donors and development and marketing/ communications staff by defining, leading Development department policies and procedures related to Raiser’s Edge gift management and online donation protocols while integrating database tools with the department’s donor relations activities.

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Director of State Events

Special Olympics Pennsylvania is seeking a Director of State Events (DSE) to join its growing Development team. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the DSE 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 DSE 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.

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Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks an enthusiastic Marketing and Public Relations Manager to assist in the planning and execution of its annual marketing and communications plan in accordance with the organization’s strategic and major gifts campaign goals. The Marketing & Public Relations manager will help lead the development of strategies for PR, advertising, digital marketing, and marketing collateral development. Essential to this position is the ability to establish and expand brand recognition throughout the region.

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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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