Career Opportunities at SOSC

Discover a fulfilling career that makes an impact! Your work with Special Olympics Southern California will touch the lives of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, from San Luis Obispo and Kern counties in the north to the U.S./Mexico border. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented, diverse workforce where all employees can contribute to their highest potential. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified individuals to apply for open positions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, qualified disability, marital, veteran or any other legally protected status.

What We Do

Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Southern California through sports, education, and athlete health.

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Benefits

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. And we do. It’s part of our commitment to providing a work environment where every employee can thrive — personally and professionally.

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Testimonials

Application Process

Please email your cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment to the email address specified with each job listed. Upon successful electronic submittal of your cover letter and resume, you will get an automated reply letting you know we have received your documents. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for our positions.

Application Information

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A valid California driver’s license and ability to meet minimum California vehicle insurance requirements and successful passing of background screening are required for each position.

Please respond only if you have the required experience and are already living in the stated region (relocation costs will not be paid).

Upon successful electronic submittal of your email of interest, a receipt confirmation will be automatically sent to you. You may have to check your spam or junk folder for this email.

Coordinator, Office & Development - San Diego County

Location: San Diego
The Coordinator, Office & Development is responsible for providing clerical, database and development support for the San Diego County Regional office. The position reports to the Senior Manager, Development.
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To apply for this position, please email sdjobs@sosc.org.

Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement - San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Lompoc

Location: San Luis Obispo
The Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement is responsible for identifying volunteer needs, coordinating and managing volunteer recruitment, assisting with training and placement of volunteers for all San Luis Obispo County, Santa Maria, and Lompoc tournaments, special events, and other activities. THIS IS A PART TIME POSITION.
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To apply for this position, please email slojobs@sosc.org.

Manager, Development - Inland Empire

Location: Murietta
The Manager, Development is responsible for coordinating and managing volunteer recruitment, training and assignments for all fundraising events, managing and supporting large fundraising events, and providing support for the Law Enforcement Torch Run activities. The incumbent is also responsible for working with staff and volunteer leaders in the Region to identify more ways volunteer leaders can be a part of ongoing operations.
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To apply for this position, please email iejobs@sosc.org.

Manager, Sports & Programs - San Diego County

Location: San Diego
The Manager, Sports and Programs is responsible for the organization and management of the Special Olympics sports program in the identified Region to support athlete growth and retention. The Manager, Sports and Programs oversees and manages sports programming, training, and competitions for the given Region under direction of a supervisor. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary by Region.
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To apply for this position, please email sdjobs@sosc.org.

President and CEO - Long Beach

Location: Long Beach
Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) is seeking a dynamic President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this long established and successful organization. The SOSC CEO’s primary responsibility is to champion a powerful mission of inclusion through a world-class sports organization. This requires strategic leadership, operational management, fundraising, outreach and advocacy, all designed to bring out the best in our athletes. This passionate community includes over 38,000 athletes and their families, 80+ employees, thousands of volunteers, and our valued partners and donors. The CEO will guide and direct the program in accordance with the standards, policies and procedures set forth by Special Olympics Inc. and the SOSC Board of Directors, and report to the Board of Directors and the Board Chair.
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To apply for this position, please email ceoopening@sosc.org.

Volunteer / Internships

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering is another way to get involved. Whatever your interests, talents, background and availability, there are volunteer opportunities for you.

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Become an Intern

We offer internships to students throughout the year. Internships are available across many departments in the regional offices as well as our headquarters in Long Beach.

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