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Are you a #gamechanger? There's never been a better time to be a part of the inclusion revolution! For more information about the opportunities listed below, please contact Lisa Garnett, Director of Human Resources. You can also follow our company page on LinkedIn to receive occasional updates and job postings.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:
(updated August 2021)

Director of Development, Corporate Southeast
Virginia Beach, VA
The focus of this position is to increase awareness and revenue through cultivation and solicitation of new partnerships with corporate/individual/foundation supporters on the Program level within a designated geographic area of the state. Collaborate with staff throughout the state to ensure stewardship and achieve established budget goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, solicit and cultivate corporate/civic/organizational sponsors throughout assigned area of the state.
  • Identify, solicit and cultivate foundation support throughout assigned area of the state.
  • Develop, solicit and cultivate individual donors throughout assigned area of the state.
  • Collaborate with internal corporate, individual, peer-to-peer, marketing and data subject matter experts to identify highly qualified leads.
  • Assist with stewardship of all aspects of the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in assigned area of the state.
  • Cultivate and solicit corporate/civic/organization team engagement in Polar Plunge and other special event fundraisers in assigned area of state.
  • Develop and maintain sponsor/prospect information in appropriate applications and databases. 
  • Prepare and manage budgets for fundraising in assigned area.
  • Work closely with all staff to coordinate sponsorship, marketing, public relations and volunteer opportunities for sponsors, donors and assigned special events.
  • Engage volunteer groups for SOVA program and development activities.
  • Attend state-wide events as required or appropriate/some travel required.

If this opportunity to work for a well-known nonprofit sounds interesting to you, please send cover letter and resume to: Director of Development Search, SOVA, 3212 Skipwith Road Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23294 or email to [email protected].

Accounting Specialist(PT)
Richmond, VA
Special Olympics Virginia is looking for a part-time (30 hr/week) general accounting position. The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for accounts payable, recording deposits and generating reports. Microsoft Office, Quickbooks and general ledger proficiency strongly preferred.
If this opportunity to work for a well-known nonprofit sounds interesting to you, please send cover letter and resume to Accounting Specialist Search, SOVA, 3212 Skipwith Road Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23294 or email to [email protected].

Project Manager(PT)
Blacksburg, VA
We are looking for a responsible individual, who is able to multitask. This part-time position manages office administration, supervises volunteers, and assists in planning and logistics for programs and events. Primarily day time, weekday hours with occasional weekend events. Hours are 29 per week.

If this opportunity to work for a well-known nonprofit sounds interesting to you, please send cover letter and resume to: SW Project Manager Search, SOVA, 3212 Skipwith Road Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23294 or email to [email protected].

Director of Fitness and Events
Richmond, VA
The focus of this position is to build, train and cultivate fitness and wellness programming for athletes, coaches, family members and volunteers and to provide logistical support for chapter level events. The position will work with staff to develop in-person and virtual content and programming for fitness. Create, communicate and execute an outreach plan to educate athletes, coaches, families and volunteers. The position will develop partnerships and provide logistical support for housing, meals, ceremonies and special events as they relate to our Special Olympics Virginia Basketball Championships and Summer Games and will provide volunteer support for the Special Olympics Virginia Fall Championships.
Prior experience and education in the fitness area is a must. Basic computer technical skills are necessary. The ability to collaborate and manage details of event management are important. Salary commensurate with experience and educational background.

If this opportunity to work for a well-known nonprofit sounds interesting to you, please send cover letter and resume to: Director of Fitness and Events Search, SOVA, 3212 Skipwith Road Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23294 or email to [email protected].

Strong Minds Clinical Director, Richmond/Statewide (Volunteer Position)
We are currently seeking a volunteer Clinical Director to help us introduce Strong Minds, a new Healthy Athletes discipline, at Summer Games in 2019. To be considered for this role, volunteers must have a degree and certification in a mental health field (i.e. psychologist, licensed counselor, licensed social worker) and be available to complete either an e-Learning training module or attend an upcoming national Train the Trainer event. Interested individuals should send a CV to Dave. Additional information is provided below.

What is Special Olympics Strong Minds?

Strong Minds is an interactive learning activity focused on developing adaptive coping skills. Competition provides a natural opportunity to develop active strategies for maintaining emotional wellness under stress, such as: thinking positive thoughts, releasing stress and connecting with others.

What Happens at Strong Minds?

Athletes try a few different active coping strategies as they move through the stations. Before exiting, athletes identify the strategies they like best and volunteers provide them with visual reminders to use these tools in competition and in daily life.

Where do the Strong Minds activities come from?

The content is derived from evidence-based models of self-regulation, social-emotional learning and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

How Was Strong Minds Developed?

The activities were created by a team of mental health professionals with experience working with individuals with intellectual. Nine revisions to the activities have occurred since 2014, through a series of pilot events that provided helpful feedback from athletes, coaches, caregivers, volunteers and Clinical Directors.