Open Positions

Major Gifts Officer (Greater Milwaukee | Southeastern Wisconsin)

The Major Gifts Officer is part of a dedicated team of professionals who work together to support Special Olympics Wisconsin’s (SOWI) vision and mission to open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities across Wisconsin. We achieve this by providing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other athletes and the community.

The Major Gifts Officer manages fundraising initiatives in the Greater Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin area by securing corporate partnerships, event sponsorships, grants, and cultivating individual relationships, resulting in annual giving and major gifts. This person is responsible for increasing revenue, and brand awareness, fostering strong community relations, donor loyalty, and acquiring new supporters. The Major Gifts Officer will work closely with SOWI’s diverse internal and external audiences, including the board, staff members, individuals with intellectual disabilities, volunteers, and partners.

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The Major Gifts Officer will work under the supervision of the Vice President of Development and Special Olympics Wisconsin. Please submit your resume and cover letter to


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


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.


  • 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)

For Other Volunteer Opportunities: Email, if you are interested.