Employment & Internship Opportunities
Special Olympics Pennsylvania currently has the following employment opportunities available, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities available to support our Marketing & Communications, Competition, and Training Departments:
Senior Director of Athlete and Volunteer Experiences
SOPA seeks an enthusiastic, experienced leader who will be responsible for developing and executing on an end-to-end athlete and volunteer experience blueprint. This exciting leadership opportunity will lead the development and management of business systems responsible for recruitment, training, retention and recognition of athletes and volunteers throughout the state and at all levels (local, regional and state). The Senior Director of Athlete and Volunteer Experiences plays a vital role as SOPA continues to enhance its quality, reach and impact.
Director of Development - Eastern PA
Special Olympics Pennsylvania seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and mission driven professional with demonstrated success securing major gifts to serve as the Director of Development for Eastern Pennsylvania (DDE). With a focus on Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Greater Lehigh Valley and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre markets in eastern Pennsylvania, this position will play a key leadership role on SOPA’s development and marketing team, collaborating to develop and execute a strategic engagement plan that leads to broader awareness and deeper understanding of SOPA’s mission and programs while unleashing the power of philanthropy to meet annual and multi-year revenue-growth and non-revenue goals.
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Special Olympics Pennsylvania seeks an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking Marketing and Public Relations Manager to assist in the planning and execution of its annual marketing and communications plan. The Marketing & Public Relations Manager will help lead the development of strategies for PR, advertising, and digital marketing to establish and expand brand recognition throughout the region.
Visual & Digital Communications Manager
Special Olympics Pennsylvania seeks an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking visual and digital communications storyteller who can help take our digital marketing projects to the next level. The Visual & Digital Communications Manager will use the Adobe suite of products to consistently deliver unique, engaging and diverse visual and digital content that meets SOPA’s brand standards.
Unified Champions Schools Manager - Southcentral PA
The Unified Champion Schools (UCS) Manager position will play an important role in supporting and managing school-based inclusion programming in the southcentral region of Pennsylvania and supporting community integration. 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.
Unified Champions Schools Manager - Philadelphia
The core work of the Philadelphia Unified Champion Schools Manager is to support socially inclusive schools and create opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities in Philadelphia and Bucks County to participate in Special Olympics Unified Sports, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole School Engagement activities. The Philadelphia UCS Manager will be responsible for the continued development and operational success of UCS programming in Philadelphia and Bucks County. The Manager will be a valued member of the SOPA and SOPA Philadelphia teams across school and community programs with primary responsibility in managing school and community partnerships at high-school grade levels in Philadelphia and Bucks County. The UCS Manager will contribute to overall UCS program success as a collaborative team member and manage key external relationships with school districts, including the School District of Philadelphia.
Accounting Assistant: Part-Time
Our people are our greatest resource! We are seeking an Accounting Assistant – Part Time to perform a variety of bookkeeping and clerical tasks. Duties include providing support to our existing accounting staff by completing weekly/monthly recurring steps in support of our monthly close. The ideal candidate is trustworthy, a quick learner and experienced with working in Excel. A working knowledge of accounts payable systems is required, along with general accounting experience, including familiarity with departmental and project coding as well as intercompany transactions. Must possess attention to detail and problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task.
The daily work schedule is flexible and requires 20 hours per week during normal business hours.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit in Word format a letter of interest, resume, salary history, references, AND salary requirements to email@example.com
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.
Communications & Social Media Marketing Intern
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.
Western Development Internship
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks a Western Development Intern that can commit to 15 - 20 hours (spread out) per week of work either remotely and in the Pittsburgh office location. View our full internship description.
The Fundraising and Events Intern will assist the Special Events Directors & Managers in the implementation and execution of Special Olympics Pennsylvania fundraising events throughout the state.
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).