Careers

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:

Volunteer & Training Coordinator (Jefferson City)
Development Manager (Columbia)
Fundraising & Special Events Planner (Kansas City)

Fundraising & Special Events Planner (Kansas 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:

• Work collaboratively with the program staff for the overall success of the area program.
• Manage and meet annual budget expectations.
• Create, plan and implement special event fundraisers as a means of raising revenue and awareness of Special Olympics.
• Develop and optimize area specific events for maximum exposure.
• Work with regional LETR leadership to support them as they raise funds and awareness.
• Establish and work with organizing committees in order to reach desired fundraising goals and objectives.
• Secure collaborative partnerships and sponsorships within your area, providing account management of rights and benefits, which sustain beyond today.
• 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 SOMO 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.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:
- 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.

BENEFITS:
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:  Regional Development Director

LOCATION:  Kansas City, MO

Complete Application for Employment and send along with resume, references, college transcript and salary requirements to:hammann@somo.org 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Volunteer & Training Coordinator

This is a full-time position responsible for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) volunteer recruitment, management and training to ensure quality sports training programs are available to all eligible individuals. Candidate will possess skills and experience in volunteer and sports management.

Duties:
•Recruit, manage and train all day-of volunteers for all regional and state competitions.  
• Recruit, manage and train all event managers for all regional and state competitions.  
• Serve as direct liaison with Games Management Team (GMT) Volunteer Chair.
• Responsible for entire day-of volunteer experience to include recruitment, communication, registration, placement, training and recognition with the goal of making each volunteer experience outstanding.
• Work in collaboration with the Operations team to adhere to all risk management policies for volunteer management.
• Maintain online volunteer registration system to include managing the collect and entry of all volunteer data.
• Coordinator or represent SOMO at public speaking opportunities and by exhibiting at conferences.
• Coordinate coaches training statewide to include approval of training schools and working with Sports Commissioners to develop and implement an annual training plan.
• Assist with planning and organization of regional and state games, to include overseeing Regionals as necessary.
• Coordinate and produce a quarterly e-newsletter for coaches, as well as provide information for publication of newsletter.
• Oversee athlete physicals and releases statewide to ensure accurate and current information is on file.
• Maintain all coaches’ records in ED and oversee the periodic download from ED to GMS of these records.
• Recruit and train evaluators for all Regional and State Games.
• 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 SOMO 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.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or equivalent experience
- Ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles
- High energy level and experience in volunteer and sports management
- Special Olympics experience preferred
- Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment; capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals; team player with demonstrated success in a team environment 
- Commitment to travel throughout the State as well as evenings and weekend work as needed
- Strong organization and management skills
-  Computer literate in the Windows environment, Microsoft Office and database management

BENEFITS:
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:  Competition Director

LOCATION:  Jefferson City

Complete Application for Employment (on website www.somo.org) and send along with resume, references, college transcript and salary requirements to:hammann@somo.org 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 

 

Development Manager - Columbia

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.  

The Development Manager exercises leadership and self-initiative and requires limited supervision to accomplish goals.  The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the duties of the Development Manager.  

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.
• Work collaboratively with the Program Director for the overall success of the area program.
• Manage and meet annual budget expectations.
• Create, plan and implement special event fundraisers as a means of raising revenue and awareness of Special Olympics.
• Develop and optimize area specific events for maximum exposure.
• Work with regional LETR leadership to support them as they raise funds and awareness.
• Establish and work with organizing committees in order to reach desired fundraising goals and objectives.
• Secure collaborative partnerships and sponsorships within your area, providing account management of rights and benefits, which sustain beyond today.
• 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 SOMO 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.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:
- 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.

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

REPORTS TO:  Regional Development Director

LOCATION:  Columbia, MO

Complete Application for Employment (on website https://somo.org/Jobs ) and send along with resume, references, college transcript and salary requirements to:hammann@somo.org 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.