Special Olympics Florida Indian River County - Resource Development Chair

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


JOB TITLE: County Fundraising Chairperson

PURPOSE: On a year-round basis, develop and implement diverse projects and activities to raise funds to support and meet the needs of the Special Olympics County Program


* Recruit screen and train members of the Fundraising Committee

* Review donor history database; update as needed with current contacts, e-mail, address & phone numbers

* Ensure annual fundraising plan is developed and implemented

* Conduct efficient and effective Fundraising Committee meetings.

* Adhere to SOFL specific and SOI policies and guidelines regarding sponsors, fundraising, language guidelines, use of logo and credit line

* Attend and fully participate in County Management Team Meetings.

* Forward the fundraising budget onto County Management Team for approval

* Follow the SOFL financial reporting system

* Ensure fundraising activities are coordinated between the county and local programs

* Evaluate fundraising plans, goals and objectives annually

* Recognize and thank committee members and volunteers who staff the various fundraising special events

* Submit an Application for Fundraising or Grant Approval Form to SOFL prior to event or grant submission

* Send report on each fundraiser to SOFL Development Department

* Submit a final report to the County Coordinator and assist with the completion of the County Accreditation Document

* Ensure proper insurance, Certificate of Insurance and safety checks have been performed for all special events.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ideally, the Chairperson should have the following:

Fundraising experience (school fundraisers, civic groups, etc.)

Good oral and written communication skills

Ability to delegate responsibilities to committee members

Marketing or public relations experience a plus

Sales experience beneficial

Computer skills


* Review Special Olympics Florida (SOFL) Administration Manual (Fundraising, Finance, and Public Relations sections)

* Participate in County Fundraising Training Program.

* Review and be familiar with Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI), SOFL and County Sponsors.

* Review BBB and NCIP standards (read State, County, and City Solicitation guidelines as applicable).

* Attend Athletes for Outreach presentation.

* SOFL and County will inform the chairperson of conferences and community workshops, which are applicable, and encourage attendance.

TIME REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 5-10 hours per week (year-round)


  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Professional Development

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • This position is in Indian River County
  • Can be done virtually and works with a committee
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