Area 19 - El Paso

Job Title: Area Program Director
Location: Houston or El Paso (employee can be at either location and will cover their local area for this role) 
Reports to: Regional Executive Director
Date Revised: March 2022

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

A Special Olympics Texas Program Director manages all aspects of programming for the area
including athlete recruitment, coach training, event and competition planning, volunteer
recruitment, fundraising, and community outreach.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Build the capacity of the area by connecting the community to all aspects of
programming;
● Involve the community in planning and execution of all events, adhering to budget
requirements;
● Work with Development staff on integration of 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.

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 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.

Send resume to: shaines@sotx.org