Area 1 - Rio Grande Valley Area

Area 13 - Central Texas

Area 2- Corpus Christi

Area 20 - San Antonio

Area 22 - Gulf Coast

Area 4 - Greater Houston

Area 5 - Beaumont

Area 6 - Heart of East Texas

Special Olympics Texas
School Based Inclusive Programming Specialist - East Region, South Region
(Part of our UCS)
Job Title: Unified Champion Schools® Specialist
Location: Texas
Reports to: Regional Executive Director

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.

SUMMARY

This position will manage the Region’s Unified Champion Schools® program, implementing the
goals set forth by the Regional Executive Director. Unified Champion Schools® is a program
that promotes inclusion by creating sport and leadership opportunities for students with and
without intellectual disabilities on the same school based teams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Recruit new schools, educators, athletes and partners into Unified Champion
Schools®(UCS)
● Support, plan and implement UCS events and competitions
● Support the University Scholastic Leage (UIL) Unified Sports 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: G Suite for Education; 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; Bilingual a must.
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. This job will require regional travel. Company vehicles
are available.

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

Special Olympics Texas
Email: jobs@sotx.org and Shaines@sotx.org 

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