We, the staff of Special Olympics Missouri, believe in the following guiding values, which are engrained in the way we think and act:

Accountability, Excellence, Integrity, Optimism, Unity

These beliefs guide our choices and define for us integrity and the right course of action that bond us together as TEAM SOMO.

Special Olympics Missouri is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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Current Openings:
Partnership Manager (Jefferson City)

Partnership Manager (Jefferson City)

This position is a full-time exempt position responsible for raising necessary funds to conduct Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) quality sports training and competitions for all eligible individuals in the targeted geographic area.   Individual will exercise leadership and self-initiative and requires limited supervision to accomplish goals.  

The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the duties of this position.  The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude these tasks from the position if the work is similar, related to or a logical assignment of the position.

• Manage and meet annual budget expectations.
• Seek sponsors for the Jefferson City Over the Edge (OTE) signature event.  
• Raise funds by cultivating partners for state competitions, and working with the area development staff to grow revenues through sponsorships for their events.
• Cultivate sponsors from current partner list with specific emphasis for cash support.
• Solicit funding support for Healthy Athlete initiatives; and oversee the screenings at the state competitions.
• Work as part of the development team to identify opportunities for new revenue potential. 
• Provide leadership, assistance, guidance and support to staff and volunteers sufficient to inspire and motivate those individuals to achieve success and strive for excellence in their Special Olympics Missouri activities.
• Ensure assigned annual plan objectives are attained.
• Ensure all activities conform to SOI General Rules/SOMO Policies.
• Ensure on-going demonstration of SOMO Guiding Values and related behaviors.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

- Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or equivalent experience.
- Experience in sales, fund development, or promotion experience.
- Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal; excellent customer service attitude.  
- Familiarity with and enthusiasm for Special Olympics, preferred.
- Computer literate in the Windows environment, Microsoft Office, Excel and database management.
- Strong organization, management, and sales skills.
- Ability to be self-directed as part of the development team.

Employee Medical, Dental, Life, Travel and Disability Insurance
Paid Sick Leave
Retirement Plan (403B) (3% Employer Contribution & up to 5% Matching)
Thirteen Paid Holidays/Year
Ten Hours/Month Paid Vacation

REPORTS TO:  Vice President

LOCATION:  Jefferson City, MO

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