Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

Special Olympics Southern California

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Career Opportunities at SOSC

We’re expanding our Schools Programs and our traditional Community Sports and Programs! Please join us to help with this great and important work. Discover a fulfilling career that makes an impact. Amplify the results throughout southern California by building a team of committed volunteers. Your work with Special Olympics Southern California will touch the lives of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends 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. SOSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

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.

Benefits

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

From the Staff

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism Vision Statement

SOSC prides itself as a diverse, inclusive and anti-racist organization that practices equity, promotes unity and respects all voices to ensure everyone within our communities achieves their full potential.

Learn more about what we are doing to spread inclusion.

AVAILaBLE POSITIONS

Administrator, Website & Email Marketing 

Location: Long Beach 

 The Administrator, Website & Email Marketing supports the Director, Marketing & Communications with implementing Special Olympics Southern California’s (SOSC) website and email marketing strategies and the planning and creation of content promoting SOSC organizational activities and mission. The incumbent builds and edits web pages, builds and sends emails, edits photographs, and writes short promotional content. They must maintain the highest level of integrity and confidentiality in all aspects of the position. 

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To apply for this position, please email lbjobs@sosc.org.

Associate Manager, Graphic Design & Marketing

Location: Long Beach

The Associate Manager, Graphic Design & Marketing, serves as one of the design experts for Special Olympics Southern California. The incumbent will design graphics, collateral, digital materials, merchandise, and videos. The incumbent manages in-house marketing materials, including obtaining quotes, working with vendors, and distributing/returning to/from staff (including regional staff). The incumbent will be responsible for event Signage and Wayfinding. This includes design, production, and creating and executing an operation plan for all main “Championship” events. The incumbent also updates SOSC’s photo library, websites, and emails as needed.

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To apply for this position, please email lbjobs@sosc.org.

Associate Manager, Schools Program

Location: San Diego

The Associate Manager, Schools Program is responsible for assisting with the recruitment and development of partnerships with entities that serve youth and young adults (from birth to college graduation) to implement strategies that promote social inclusion, including Unified Sports and Unified Leadership. Entities include, but are not limited to educational institutions, organizations that serve youth with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and community centers. This position will spend most of their time directing attention, resources and capacity to the San Diego Unified School District and its member schools. NOTE: This is a part-time position.

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To apply for this position, please email sdjobs@sosc.org.

Manager, Schools Program

Location: San Diego

The Manager, Schools Program is responsible for the recruitment and development of partnerships with entities that serve youth and young adults (from birth to college graduation) to implement strategies that promote social inclusion, including Unified Sports and Unified Leadership. Entities include, but are not limited to educational institutions, organizations that serve youth with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and community centers. This position will spend most of their time directing attention, resources and capacity to communities, schools and school districts within San Diego County and Imperial County.

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To apply for this position, please email sdjobs@sosc.org.

Manager, Sports & Competition

Location: Santa Clarita

The Manager, Sports & Competition is responsible for the organization and management of Special Olympics sports program in the identified county or geography to support athlete growth and retention. The Manager, Sports & Competition oversees and manages programming, sports training and competitions for the given county or geography. This position participates in strategic planning for sports, utilizing advanced knowledge in all aspects of SOSC Sports Management and has oversight responsibility for county sports activities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary by county or geography.

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To apply for this position, please email scvjobs@sosc.org.

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Location: Long Beach

The Vice President Marketing & Communications position requires strategic leadership, innovative messaging, and the engagement of many constituents, keeping athletes at the center of all that SOSC does. This position will have a high-level of decision-making authority within the department. Collaborates with Executive Team members on matters impacting multiple departments. Advises supervisor (President and CEO) on organization-wide decisions. Has access to executive level confidential information. Has authority to speak publicly on behalf of the organization.

Principal Duties:

  • Provide leadership for all internal and external marketing and communications – public and media relations, branding, messaging, digital media, social media, merchandising, marketing materials, advertising, digital strategies, as well as graphic design, signage, video production, and local marketing campaigns.
  • Provide direct support to the President/CEO and other senior leaders as needed.
  • Collaborate and support all SOSC departments: Sports and Programming, Development, Unified Champion Schools, and Finance.
  • Manage Public Relations Strategy – generating relevant, impactful media coverage.
  • Serve as staff liaison for the Board of Directors’ PR/Communications Committee.
  • In collaboration with Senior Leadership, develop a 3-year Strategic Plan.
  • Oversee the merchandise program.
  • Interface with Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Incorporated to access tools, access new opportunities for athletes, and represent SOSC with other Special Olympics programs’ Marketing professionals.

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To apply for this position, please send your resume to lbjobs@sosc.org.

A staff member will review all resumes received for our open positions.
Due to the large number of applicants, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@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.

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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