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 a new position: Chief Development Officer.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Chief Development Officer

Position Summary:

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks an enthusiastic and experienced leader to serve as Chief Development Officer (CDO). This position will serve as a member of SOPA’s Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for building and leading the development team responsible for all statewide fundraising with specific emphasis on corporate giving, foundations and individual donors. Working with the CEO, Board, and Regional Campaign Committees, the CDO will be responsible for successfully executing SOPA’s 3-year, $4MM “Inclusion Revolution” campaign.

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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 -- over 18,000 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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Sports Directors:
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