Fellow, Global Youth Development

Special Olympics

About the organization

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Through a cooperative agreement, Special Olympics and the U.S. Department of State are creating life-changing experiences for youth with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) through the implementation of four two-way exchanges centered on Sport for Social Change. The project provides Youth Leaders with and without ID with immersive experiences through whole-school engagement opportunities, inclusive sports, and inclusive leadership development. The position will support the implementation of the project through its completion with a focus on event planning, event and stakeholder management, strategic communications, and program development.

Work with Special Olympics programs to recruit and vet participant applications
Use Smartsheet to organize programmatic and participant information, and create requested reports
Secure lodging, transportation, and other programmatic needs
Coordinate food and beverage plans with attention to food restrictions and allergies
Research and support partnerships with key vendors for t-shirts, banners, printing, and translating needs
Assist in creating the participant handbook
Lead the creation and development of the bi-annual performance reports
Liaise between the U.S. Department of State and Special Olympics key stakeholders to gather required information for travel and embassy appointments
Support the development and implementation of communication materials


Bachelor’s Degree in international development, education, human services, or a related field, or relevant experience
Background in event planning, data collection, management, and analysis
Proven computer skills
Ability to work independently, as well as in a group
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Excellent oral and written communications skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate cross-culturally
Strong attention to detail
Familiarity with platforms such as Smartsheet, Zoom, Teams, and OneDrive
Spanish language skills are a plus


$17 an hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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