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Regional Area Sport Program Manager.

At this time interested applicants should send a resume to information@sout.org

Position: Regional Area Sports Program Manager

Open :  November 18, 2017.   First review of applications December 4, 2017. Open until filled.

FLSA: At-will, part-time, non-exempt

Special Olympics Utah, a chapter of Special Olympics International, was established in 1971 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Utah corporation. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts and skills with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Position Summary: Plan, coordinate and execute sports trainings and competitions, and assist with events throughout the year. This position is for the Metro/Central area which is Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele Summit and Wasatch Counties.


Games, Competitions and Training:

  • Plan, coordinate and execute year-round sports trainings and competitions in fulfillment of the Special Olympics mission
  • Secure facilities for area games/competitions, coordinated with state office on all contracts and costs
  • Provide coordination and logistics involved in providing a quality area games and competition
  • Recruit the volunteers to run and assist at the competitions and train the volunteers
  • Attend and perform assigned duties at all Special Olympics Utah state-level competitive events

Heads of Delegations and Coaches:

  • Regularly assist Heads of Delegations (“HODs” a volunteer manager of group of teams) and Coaches with questions and issues; schedule and coordinate trainings, education and support for Heads of Delegations and coaches
  • Proactively assist in organizing community teams, and recruiting coaches and Heads of Delegations as teams grow and turn-over of coaches and HODs occurs
  • Assist athletes, family members, care providers, service providers and other in finding a team or organizing a team; timely return phone calls and emails

Data, Reports and Communications:

  • Maintain up-to-date athlete information in the Games Management System (“GMS”) software, timely provide necessary reports from data in GMS to coaches, and register athletes for competitions in GMS
  • Timely provided data and reports on games, trainings, number of new athletes and teams
  • Keep accurate records of awards needed, and timely coordinate orders with State office
  • Provide consistent and timely information by email, website and texts or calls; elevate issues as needed.


  • Provide support as needed for Champion School programs. This can include making contact with a local school or district and occasionally assisting with Champion School activities.
  • Assist  in implementing Community Area Management Teams as become possible
  • Initiate and support special events in the geographical area served including but not limited to Law Enforcement Torch Runs, Polar Plunges, and athlete leadership training programs.
  • Reach-out to community leaders and business owners for in-kind donations and services to provide an additional way to be involved and support Special Olympics Utah.

As Needed:

  • Other duties as assigned

Skill sets sought:

  • Self-directed. Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively alone, and deliver required work product on time with little daily direction. Willing to take direction and accept feedback as needed.
  • Dependable, punctual, with proven coordination and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others including internal staff and external parties
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, and some experience with Excel

Experience sought:

  • Sports and recreation, sports and recreation management, special education, non-profit management, business management, community management and experience, coaching experience. Minimum: combination of two years relevant work, education, and community experience.


  • Able to pass a criminal and national sex offender registry background screening process.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights and weekends
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Associates or Bachelors college degree (preferred)
  • Experience with Excel and databases (preferred)

Hours, Compensation and Benefits

  • The average the hours per week ranges at 29 hours a week. Flexibility is required as some weeks may require more hours than others.
  • This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
  • Office work must be performed at that main office in Salt Lake City, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday-Friday, over at least three days a week. It is preferable the work hours cross over the 11 to 1 pm timeframe.
  • The pay range is $13 to $16 per hour; an offered hourly rate is dependent upon a combination of background, experience, and education.
  • This position may be eligible for some portions of benefits based on amount of time with SO Utah and as outlined in the employee handbook.

QUALIFICATIONS : To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Able to pass a criminal and national sex offender registry background screening process required. Must have a valid driver’s license and means of transportation to perform the duties.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract and multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute, develop and understand reports and graphs. Ability to understand and develop a budget.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, experience with Excel and electronic mediums including databases. Able to learn other software programs.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to interact with athletes, coaches, parents, caregivers and providers as well as community organizations. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Effective at communicating both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or hot conditions, moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Job Location:

  • Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • sports and recreation: 1 year
  • program management: 1 year
  • coaching: 1 year
  • special education: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License


Internship Opportunities

None available at this time.



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