Special Olympics in the Great Falls Area is looking for an Athlete Leadership Program Coordinator! We are restarting the program at the state level and are looking for a passionate and driven individual to join our team.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: ATHLETE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR (ALPS) advocates for athlete leaders by facilitating the Special Olympics’ Athlete Leadership programs to athletes in their local area. The Athlete Leadership Coordinator will act as a liaison between athlete leaders, their families, community groups, their designated AMT and the state office. They also provide leadership to volunteers assisting with various aspects of organizing Athlete Leadership such as, but not limited to:
AL Training Coordinator- Organize training dates, facilities and help co-facilitate Athlete Leadership trainings.
AL Scheduling Coordinator- Maintain Global Messenger contact list, recruit and schedule athletes for speaking engagements, and provide quarterly report to SOMT staff.
The Athlete Representative is elected by the local AMT members based on nominations from the local teams, coaches, athletes and volunteers. The Athlete Representative supports local athletes by acting as the liaison and voice for the Area athlete population to the AMT.
EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: Prior experience with a nonprofit organization or sports organization preferred. Ability to supervise and effectively delegate to other volunteers. The ability to communicate openly and in a timely manner. Must complete Class A volunteer application and screening process through Special Olympics Montana.
TRAINING PROVIDED: New coordinator orientation and position-specifc training provided by Special Olympics Montana staff. Ongoing training provided annually.
COMPENSATION: Smiles, hugs, and lifelong friendship! This is a volunteer, non-paid position. Allowable expense reimbursements are available.
BENEFITS: Be part of something great and help individuals with intellectual disabilities train for life through sports. Make friends, open hearts, change lives and be part of the Special Olympics movement.
Volunteers are the Heartbeat of Special Olympics Montana where we serve over 2,000 athletes. To give these individuals the opportunities they enjoy, we need your help. Every volunteer is a potential spokesperson for Special Olympics Montana. Our success is driven by the dedication of our volunteer Management Teams, Area and Local Coordinators, Coaches and thousands of event volunteers. Find out what volunteer opportunities interest you. If you would like more general volunteer information please contact Nancy Undercofler, Outreach Director, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-564-0522. Check out www.somt.org for further information too.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and athletic 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, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Special Olympics Montana is a nonprofit organization designed to provide year-round, statewide programs of physical fitness, sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities.
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Charles Russel Area Special OlympicsGreat Falls, MT59401