Coordinator, Leadership Development

Special Olympics International

About the organization

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.


• Planning support leading up to the Leadership Academies, Unified Leadership training, and
Athlete Leadership training and events – work collaboratively with and/or support SOI
Organizational Excellence team, SOI departments, and regional offices
• Support post-workshop activities: participant reporting, data collection, and analysis,
preparation of reports to donors, etc.
• Manage contracts, payments and budget-related reporting including assisting Director,
Leadership Development with budget review and management
• Administer grants for athlete leadership and unified leadership including developing and
monitoring the process for data collection and create regular reports and analysis of data
• In collaboration with staff, capture and draft stories on athlete leaders activated in Special
Olympics and the community
• Assist with the organization and sharing of athlete led content and assets including collaborating
with other regions and departments
• Other duties as assigned


• 2-3 years’ work experience in a fast-paced environment
• Advanced studies in education, international development, communications or related field
• Experience in event management
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Good computer, word processing, and PowerPoint skills
• Excellent written and organizational skills
• Capable of high levels of consistency, accuracy, confidentiality, and excellent attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with individuals from a range of cultures
and professional backgrounds.
• Strong ability to reliably and independently manage and coordinate projects to completion
• Team oriented specifically- solution-focused, open to feedback
• Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


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