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Please note, this role is open across the state of Texas.

Special Olympics Texas

Unified Champion Schools® Specialist

Job Title: Unified Champion Schools® Specialist

Location: Regional office/Texas

Reports to: Regional Executive Director

FLSA Status: Full-time Exempt

Date Revised: August 2019


SUMMARY

This position will manage the Region’s Unified Champion Schools® program, implementing the goals set forth by the Regional Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•     Recruit new schools, educators, athletes and partners into Unified Champion Schools® (UCS)

•     Support, plan and implement UCS events and competitions

•     Integrate Law Enforcement Torch Run Agencies into UCS Schools, Events and Competitions

•     Assist campus liaisons with implementing new ideas and programs into UCS

•     Seek new grant opportunities to support UCS programming

•     Track grant reporting and maintain strict budget guidelines

•     Maintain and cultivate community relationships to support UCS.

•     Communication of organizational goals to regional team which must include, but are not 
limited to, best practices, innovation, retention and recruitment.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED SKILLS:

Passion for Special Olympics Texas

Screening: Must pass Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background 
screening (Required for all staff)

Education: College degree or equitable experience in non-profit program 
implementation; emphasis on education, recreation, disability issues business a plus.

Experience:  Non-profit experience, sports programming or school programming; 
budgeting and grant tracking, previous experience with Unified Sports®, Special Olympics a plus.

Knowledge:  Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel; Outlook; Database programs, 
sports programming and event planning.


Skills: Strong  organizational  skill  with  the  ability  to  manage  
multiple  projects; effective  time  management,  verbal  and  written  skills,  public  speaking  
and customer service

Work Schedule: Full time 40+ hours per week; This position’s work schedule will be
determined by the demands of the position and may include evenings and
weekends. Flexible time is available with prior approval of supervisor.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to 
sit or stand for extended periods of time; occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20lbs, 
stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; frequently required to stand, reach with hands and arms through full 
range of motion.

Transportation: Must have own reliable transportation with good driving history, valid Texas 
driver’s license and current insurance.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related 
duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Send a cover letter and resume to shaines@sotx.org with the subject line being the title of this job and your first and last name.