Area 18 - Permian Basin/Big Bend

Special Olympics Texas
Area Director

Job Title: Area Director
Location: Texas
Reports to: Regional Executive Director
Date Revised: January 2023
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 Area Director manages all aspects of programming and fundraising for the area including athlete recruitment, coach training, event and competition planning,
volunteer recruitment, and community outreach.


● Build the capacity of the area by connecting the community to all aspects of
● Involve the community in planning and execution of all events, adhering to budget
● Lead the development of fundraising efforts in the area;
● Integrate fundraising into area events and competitions;
● 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 teams 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)

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 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 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 insurance.

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.

Please send your resume, salary requirements and position applying for to:

Special Olympics Texas
Email: and 

Resumes should be emailed as an attachment in pdf or .txt format when possible.