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Local Program Coordinator (LPC) - Young Adults Team / Glacier area

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Special Olympics Montana

Primary Purpose: responsible for the creation and overall management of their designated Special Olympics team. The LPC ensures that volunteers and athletes are prepared to participate in year-round local and state competitions and events. Depending on the size of the team, an LPC can manage a team alone or with the help of an Assistant LPC to provide general oversight for all team operations.

Primary Duties:

  • Team Creation: Work with local colleges and the local community to build the first Young Adults Team for the Glacier region of Special Olympics Montana
  • General Team Oversight: Create and maintain a healthy environment for athletes in which they can develop new skills, train for competition, be part of a community, and participate in leadership opportunities
  • Athlete Management & Recruitment: Work to recruit new athletes and retain participation of current team members
  • Volunteer & Coach Management & Recruitment: Work to recruit new volunteers and retain current volunteers and coaches. Provide ongoing training resources and support to coaches
  • Competition Registration: Ensure that all athletes are registered to participate in state and local competitions
  • Communication: Oversee all communication with athletes, families, volunteers, care providers and the general public regarding team activities
  • Fundraising: Assist team with participation in Special Olympics Montana local and statewide fundraisers to ensure team can participate in competition year-round
  • Financial Management: Responsible for developing and managing an annual team budget as well as collection of donations/contributions and submission of funds requests to the local area management team

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-specific training provided by Special Olympics Montana staff. Ongoing training provided annually.

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About Special Olympics Montana

Location:

710 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Learn more at www.somt.org.

Community
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Glacier Area - Special OlympicsKalispell, MT 59901

(48.18657,-114.27041)
 

SKILLS

  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Coaching

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment will vary based on season and needs

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