Careers

Database Manager

Date: May 2022

The Database Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining daily operations of the organization’s database(s); this position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the database, including data input and output, technology management and end-user training and support. This position is benefits eligible, forty (40) hours per week, non-exempt.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Two to five years relevant work experience minimum in database management in a nonprofit, marketing, or fundraising environment, preferred.
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge and/or other online fundraising platforms, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel; demonstrated ability to learn new software applications.
  • Proficient in analyzing and interpreting complex business operations and financial data; ability to think creatively and strategically and to translate between end users’ needs and database output.
  • Excellent organizational & project management skills; ability work independently, manage multiple deadlines, handle confidential data with strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to explain technical concepts efficiently and clearly

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

Director of Development (greater Milwaukee)

Date: May, 2022

The Director of Development is an enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated fundraiser with responsibility for planning and executing successful fundraising events, along with securing corporate partnerships and grants. 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 person must be able to recruit, manage and partner directly with volunteers, committees and colleagues to meet participant and sponsorship recruitment and fundraising goals, as well as manage the “day-of” experience for fundraising events.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Demonstrated success and a minimum of five (5) years fundraising experience with corporate sponsorships and special events.
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including the ability to interact comfortably and persuasively with diverse constituencies.
  • Experience with budget management.
  • Knowledge of area businesses and foundations.

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.

Office Volunteer

Purpose: Office Volunteer supports the work of several Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) staff with an emphasis on working with the Office Manager.

Location: Special Olympics Wisconsin, Inc., State Office, 2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000, Madison, WI 53718

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet guests and direct them to other offices.
  • Assist the Front Office Manager with weekly and periodic duties such as data entry, processing mail, entering names into a spreadsheet, sending thank you’ s (including IDMP letters) and other similar tasks, as needed.
  • Assist in filing volunteer forms; and data entry of day of volunteer records;
  • Support the Development department in the preparation of mailings, including event registration packets;
  • Assist the Sports department with games preparation such as laminating, stringing ribbons, organizing supplies & materials;
  • Other duties as assigned, by the Office Manager;

Reports to the Office Manager.

Time Commitment: One or two days per week (T, W, or Th) for two (2) – four (4) hours, for a minimum of three months.

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of computer and data entry. Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability.

Support: Training for this position will be provided. The Office Manager will be available for questions and assistance.

Age Requirement: 18 years of age;

Background Check: Required;

Dress Code: Business Casual

How to Apply: Email volunteer@specialolympicswisconsin.org, if you are interested in volunteering;


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