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Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, everyday around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the injustice, isolation intolerance and inactivity they face.

Staff Positions:

Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant will support organizational operations by providing key functions in the Greater Milwaukee Regional office (Mequon) and administrative support to the Development and Program Service Departments. This position is a 32 hour per week and non-exempt. Please send resume and cover letter to: jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org by December 15, 2017.

Administrative Assistant Position Description

Internships:

Volunteer Positions:

 


Internships

Administrative Assistant Intern – Madison

Special Olympics Wisconsin is currently accepting resumes for an Administrative Assistant Intern to work 20+ hours per week.  This position is responsible for administrative and clerical support of the organization’s operations; including Development, Marketing, Finance and Executive staff. Projects may include:

  • Draft and update documents and reports
  • Send email and mail communications
  • Code incoming revenue checks for the organization
  • Assist with special events and projects
  • Receive and direct visitors
  • Answer, screen and transfer incoming phone calls
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail and UPS
  • Mail accounts payable checks on a weekly basis
  • Assist in setting up staff meetings/retreats
  • Order office supplies weekly and approve invoices
  • Contact for equipment maintenance (copiers, postage meter and phones)
  • Serve as liaison to Leasing Management Company for maintenance and meeting room reservations
  • Manage and distribute SOWI update bi-weekly to staff
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed

This is an unpaid internship which will be located at Special Olympics Wisconsin’s headquarters on Madison’s east side. If your school allows for an internship credit, Special Olympics Wisconsin will work with you to provide support for that credit. Please submit your resume, cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week) and writing samples to jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

Marketing Intern  – Madison

Special Olympics Wisconsin is currently accepting resumes for a Marketing Intern to work 15+ hours per week.  This position is responsible for assisting with marketing to staff, athletes, families, volunteers, donors and communities across Wisconsin. Projects may include:

  • Content development: various e-newsletters, targeted e-marketing, website content, video development, help to maintain editorial calendar
  • Event marketing: planning, logistics, information sheets, event banners, day-of support
  • Media relations: news releases, media advisories, media pitches
  • Advertising & Promotions: write, edit and design deliverables; partner with promotional product vendors
  • Social Media: creating content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Measure: analyze data to report measures of success; experience with Google Analytics a plus
  • Perform administrative duties as needed

This is an unpaid internship which will be located at Special Olympics Wisconsin’s headquarters on Madison’s east side. If your school allows for an internship credit, Special Olympics Wisconsin will work with you to provide support for that credit. Please submit your resume, cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week) and writing samples to jwagner@specialolympicswisconsin.org.


Volunteer Positions

Agency Manager

The Agency manager plans, organizes, directs and coordinates programs and services for the athletes in the Agency in accordance with established policies to further achieve the goals, objectives, standards and mission of Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI).  The completion of responsibilities will be performed personally by the Agency manager or through other Agency volunteers.

Qualifications: Manager must be a registered Class A volunteer with no restrictions.  In the event this position is filled by an athlete, s/he needs to be ALPs registered and screened.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact for all mailings, e-mail, phone calls and paperwork for the Agency from the Regional and Headquarters office and those affiliated with the Agency. (In the case that an Agency has a co-manager, only one of them will be listed as the main contact for the Agency in the SOWI database.)
  • Oversee all the financial matters and work with the Agency Management Team to develop and monitor the Agency budget.
  • Ensure funds are raised and expended according to SOWI policies to meet the needs identified in the Agency budget
  • Recruit eligible athletes and volunteers needed to implement a quality local program

Support:  The Agency manager reports to the appropriate Regional office.  Agency mentors are available for additional support as agreed upon by staff and the Agency manager.

Time Commitment:  The number of hours per week depends on the size and involvement level.

Work Location:  The Agency manager may work out of their home, workplace office, and classroom.

Managing an Agency allows opportunities for developing marketable job skills, creating personal and professional relationships, directing your own volunteer time, enhancing your physical fitness, and making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and more. Please submit your resume and cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week)  mwolfgram@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

Regional Games Management Team Member

Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with cognitive disabilities.  The Games Management Team will assist the Regional Sports staff in planning and implementing Regional and District Competitions as well as training schools for coaches and athletes.  A variety of time commitments are available.  Hours are flexible.  GMT Members are asked to attend a minimum of 2 events per year.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational & communication skills are helpful.
  • Knowledge of sports is necessary.
  • Occasional travel and some evening & weekend work is required
  • GMT members are at times required to assist with some heavy lifting and moving equipment.
  • Must be a Class A Certified Special Olympics Volunteer and kept current.

GMT Responsibilities

  • Assist with planning and coordination of SOWI Regional competitions.
  • Assist with volunteer management
  • Interaction with various coaches and volunteers~ enforcing games rules and etiquette.
  • Assist with loading and unloading trucks and set up/tear down of events.
  • Attend planning meetings-approximately 3 per year. These are scheduled in the evening time and are flexible on days and times

The Games Management Team Members will work under the supervision of the Regional Athletic Director and Special Olympics of Wisconsin.  Please submit your resume and cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week)  mwolfgram@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

 


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