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:

Development Manager
Administrative Assistant

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.

 

Administrative Assistant -- Jefferson City

A full-time position responsible for administrative and accounting support for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO). 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.

DUTIES
•Provide receptionist services.  Assist callers and visitors, take message or utilize voice mail.
•Processing mail and receipting of all funds.
•Processing of all statewide invoices to include processing of checks.
•Prepare and deposit revenue at bank or e-deposit as needed.
•Process all staff monthly timesheets and reconcile discrepancies with personnel as needed.
•Manage the document management process to ensure accurate scanning of all physicals, invoices and volunteer applications. 
•Provide administrative support for Headquarters and Area Offices.
•Back up Data Specialist in management of statewide database to include donors, athletes, volunteers, coaches, families, and other Special Olympics Missouri stakeholders.
•Secure necessary office supplies and stationery, working with vendors to ensure most competitive costs. 
•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 on-going demonstration of SOMO Guiding Values and related behaviors.
•Ensure all activities conform to SOI General Rules/SOMO Policies.
•Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
-Be Highly detail-oriented and accurate
-Be able to prioritize, organize and juggle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
-Be a critical thinker with self-initiative
-Be service-oriented and work well in a team environment
-Possess solid interpersonal skills
-Possess good business writing skills and be able to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals
-Be proficient in Microsoft Office products

BENEFITS:
Employee Medical, Dental, Life 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:  Database Director

LOCATION:  Jefferson City, MO

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled

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

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