Sports Competition Manager
Reports to: Coronado Area Director
Location: Coronado Area Office, Tucson, AZ
Last Update: November 2020
Position Summary: This full-time, exempt position manages and executes sports competitions and local programs within the Coronado Area; assists with the recruitment, supervision and training of area participants; provides support to local programs to ensure high quality program implementation; and establishes school and community relationships to benefit athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Job Responsibilities: The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the duties of this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude these tasks from the position if the work is similar, related to or logical assignments of the position:
Outreach and Growth: SOAZ Programs to include: Unified Champion Schools, Athlete Leadership, Volunteers, Health Programs, Young Athletes, virtual programming through SOAZconnected, Special Events, Area Competitions and other program initiatives:
- Develop and execute an outreach plan to increase the number of athletes and partners participating through Unified Champion Schools, parks and recreation programs, group homes and adult day programs;
- Lead and focus on the development of core volunteer groups (i.e. Games Management Team (GMT) by recruiting volunteers and volunteer committees in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator;
- Meet annual goals for athlete & UCS growth, as well as, retention of current athletes, local programs & UCS schools;
- Provide ongoing support to school-based UCS programs as needed to ensure the successful delivery of services;
- Provide information, support, and direction to all participant inquiries from athletes, families, coaches and volunteers;
- Research and create relationships with organizations to further the pool of quality competition venues and volunteers;
- Assist with establishing new funding sources to support Coronado Area;
- Identify, develop, and maintain partnerships with service organizations to provide volunteer and funding opportunities.
- Ensure all attendees’ safety at events is of the highest priority and the participation experience is high quality;
- Ensure all Class A Volunteer (HOD, coach, chaperone) and athlete certifications are up to date prior to competition;
- Input all data entry for area/state competitions into Games Management System (GMS);
- Plan and manage area sports competitions (program logistics, event collateral, preparation of contracts, and acquisition of supplies and equipment, event evaluation, etc.) as outlined in the SOAZ Area Standards plan;
- Work closely with SOAZ departments for clear communication and expectations;
- Assemble and distribute informational packets for participants, coaches and GMT prior to competition;
- Support and assist in leading assigned elements of SOAZ State Competitions.
- Prepare all necessary reports and paperwork in a timely and legible fashion (i.e. purchase orders, credit card reconciliation, staff reports, entry forms, grant reports, in-kind donation tracking, etc.);
- Prepare regular athlete and volunteer certification reports for delegations;
Assist with development of an area-specific annual budget of projected revenue, expenses, and tracking plan to ensure all programs are operating within approved budget;
- Assist with maintaining in-kind donation tracking for all programs & areas of oversight;
- Ensures compliance with Special Olympics guidelines, policies and standards, SOI General Rules, and adheres to SOI/SONA Risk Management polices/practices at all levels to protect SOAZ and prevent loss.
*must be passionate about Special Olympics Arizona
Screening: Must pass Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background screening.
(Required for all staff)
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred in recreation/sports/event management, nonprofit, or related field.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of volunteer management and/or supervisory leadership experience in a professional work setting. Previous experience working with Special Olympics and/or individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred
Knowledge: Basic computer applications, website management, data entry, Microsoft Office proficient. Experience with Special Olympics Games Management System (GMS) preferred.
Skills: Strong organizational, ability to manage multiple projects and efficient time management, effective verbal and written communication skills, public speaking and customer service skills.
Physical Demands Include: Standing, walking, climbing ladders, squatting, lifting through full range (must be able to lift a min of 25 lbs), working in confined spaces, working in extremes of heat, cold and inclement weather as well as working at heights above 6′. Moderate to heavy physical demands, will be required to load and unload trucks, and to lift equipment and other competition supplies.
Transportation: Must have own reliable transportation, a valid AZ driver’s license, a good driving history, and fulfill assignments with reliability and punctuality,
Work Schedule: This position’s work schedule will be determined by the demands of the position and may include evenings, weekends, and some in-state travel.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Applications for this position will be accepted through November 30th.
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