Careers

Director of Development (Madison, WI; and Milwaukee, WI;)

Date: August, 2022

The Director of Development is an enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated fundraiser with responsibility for securing corporate partnerships, event sponsorships, grants, and cultivating individual relationships, resulting in annual giving and major gifts. The Director of Development will have significant direct contact with the SOWI’s diverse internal and external audiences including board, staff, volunteers and SOWI partners.  The Director of Development is responsible for increasing revenue, garnering press and brand awareness, fostering strong community relations, donor loyalty and acquiring new supporters. This position is exempt.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated success and a minimum of five (5) years fundraising experience or sales with corporate partnerships, event sponsorships, foundations, and individual donors
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Knowledge of area businesses and foundations
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and capacity to collaborate with the leadership team
  • Success in leading cultivation, stewardship, and renewal strategies for donors and event sponsors

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

 

Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Manager (Statewide)

Date: August, 2022

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Manager leads the partnership with the LETR State Council and local law enforcement agencies to support the year round fundraising and awareness-building efforts of Special Olympics Wisconsin, Inc. and LETR. This position is exempt.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Demonstrated success and a minimum of three (3) years fundraising experience with partnerships or business development (sales)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including the ability to interact comfortably and persuasively with diverse constituencies
  • Experience with budget management
  • Familiarity with the law enforcement landscape, across the state

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

 

Special Events Manager (Statewide)

Date: August, 2022

The Special Events Manager is an enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated event planner.  The Manager is responsible for planning and executing successful fundraising events.  The Special Events Manager must be able to manage and partner directly with vendors, committees and colleagues to meet participant and event goals, as well as manage the “day-of” experience for fundraising events. This position is exempt.

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • Demonstrated success and a minimum of two (2) years event experience with corporate sponsorships
  • Experience in managing special events and budgets
  • Exceptional project management skills with adherence to timelines and strong attention to detail
  • History of effective multi-tasking, expectation setting and escalation of issues, where appropriate

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

 

Special Events Coordinator ( two positions; Statewide;)

Date: August, 2022

The Special Events Coordinator is an enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated individual.  The Coordinator will assist the Development Department with the preparation and execution of successful fundraising events.  The Special Events Coordinator must be able to work with vendors, committees and colleagues. This position is non-exempt, 40 hours per week. Some overtime may be required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to work with a team and independently to organize work to meet established deadlines, solve problems using good judgment and understand when to seek assistance/guidance from others
  • Proficiency with MS Office, especially Outlook, Word and Excel

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

 

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Date: July, 2022

The Executive Assistant to the President & CEO position will average 40 hours per week under the supervision of the President & CEO. The Executive Assistant is expected to provide primary support to the President & CEO; support the Senior Leadership Team;  and the Board of Directors. This position and will also maintain day-to-day office operations in support of the whole organization and will supervise a part-time Office Assistant. This is a dynamic position which requires excellent interpersonal skills, communication, strong attention to detail, the ability to take initiative, effective time management and the handling of sensitive and confidential information. This position is exempt.

Qualifications include:

  • Five (5) years’ experience or a Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years’ experience working in assistance to senior staff
  • Experience and proficiently in Microsoft Office programs and Office 365
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Some weekends, evenings and overnights, may be required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

 

Health Program Manager

Date: July, 2022

The Health Programs Manager is responsible for coordination and implementation of all components of fitness and nutrition initiatives for Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI).  Initiate, improve and expand fitness opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the State of Wisconsin.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, kinesiology, health promotion, recreation, community and public health or any health related field.
  • Special events planning and volunteer recruitment/training experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, communication, and time management skills are required.
  • Previous employment and/or volunteer experience with Special Olympics and/or experience with adapting/modifying programming to suit different abilities, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with data collection and evaluation preferred.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the heart of all that we do. We value, celebrate and respect all differences, and inclusion creates a stronger organization.

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.

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Internships

Marketing & Communications Intern

Special Olympics Wisconsin is currently accepting resumes for a Marketing/Communications Intern to work 10-20 hours per week to help Special Olympics Wisconsin’s marketing and communications team in its efforts to increase the public’s awareness of Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes’ capabilities and needs, and market its many large-scale sporting events and fundraisers.

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Please submit your resume, cover letter (include number of hours you would be available per week) and writing samples to lmeyer@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

Volunteers

Volunteer Positions (click to jump to position description)

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.

For Other Volunteer Opportunities: Email volunteer@specialolympicswisconsin.org, if you are interested.


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