Job Title: Area Program Director
Location: Abilene/San Angelo
Reports to: Regional Executive Director
FLSA Status: Full-time Exempt
Date Revised: May 2021
SOTX Commitment to Diversity
Special Olympics Texas - Join the Inclusion Revolution
At SOTX, diversity and inclusion are the rules of the game. Together, we continue to build an
inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our athletes,
volunteers, and employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer as teammates, on
and off the field.
A Special Olympics Texas Program Director manages all aspects of programming for the area of
West Texas encompassing Abilene and San Angelo including athlete recruitment, coach
training, event and competition planning, volunteer recruitment, fundraising, and community
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Plan and execute all events, adhering to budget requirements;
● Work with Development staff on integration of fundraising into area events and
● Recruit athletes, coaches, and volunteers;
● Develop and implement sport clinics, training, and community outreach opportunities for
athletes and coaches;
● Manage area pages for website and social media;
● Develop sport calendars with assistance from regional staff;
● Assist with Regional and State competitions as needed;
● Recruit area Law Enforcement and support Law Enforcement Torch Run events;
● Identify and train coaches in Special Olympics programming;
● Integrate Unified Champion Schools® goals into Area goals while assisting UCS staff in
school recruitment, retention, and event production;
● Communication of organizational goals to regional team which must include, but are not
limited to, best practices, innovation, retention and recruitment.
Passion for Special Olympics Texas
Screening: Must pass Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background
screening (Required for all staff)
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Special Olympics Texas
Area Program Director
Education: College degree or equitable experience in non-profit programming;
emphasis on recreation, disability issues, sports programming and
management a plus.
Experience: Non-profit experience, youth and adult sports programming, event
planning; budgeting, previous experience with Unified Sports®, Special
Olympics a plus.
Knowledge: G Suite; Sports rules; event management; Disability programming.
Skills: Strong organizational skill with the ability to manage multiple projects;
effective time management, verbal and written skills, public speaking and
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 the 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 a good driving history, valid Texas driver’s license and current
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties
as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Contact Sarah, email@example.com with cover letter and resume.