Assistant Director – Development Region G


TITLE: Assistant Director – Development Region G

Position Overview:

The Assistant Director – Region is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region
Director to help ensure that the Region has the proper operational controls and reporting
procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives.
This Assistant Director will have a Development Focus.


Assistant Director Core Roles:

β€’ Classification Criteria and Scope of Responsibility: Competent professional in particular
field of specialization (3 – 6 years); Bachelor’s degree is usually required. Team Member knows and
applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.
Team Member is responsible for keeping all relevant operations running smoothly and has authority
to make improvements and changes as necessary. Team Member usually works with minimum supervision,
conferring with supervisor on unusual matters. Team Member may be assisted by Support or
Manager-level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and
ingenuity. Position classification is expected to serve in a junior successor capacity to
departmental Director Role.

● Conduct: Assistant Director-level Team Members must demonstrate the mission, vision and values
of Special Olympics Illinois through consistent adherence to Special Olympics Illinois’ Values &
Behaviors; by exercising a high level of cooperative, friendly and effective teamwork skills; by
resolving conflict directly, effectively and professionally; and by committing to support and be
helpful to other Team Members and departments within the organization.

● Performance: Satisfactory work performance requires consistently strong work product output,
including the successful execution and completion of all job duties and goals; autonomy, ownership,
competence and excellence of work product; innovation and process improvement; effective resource
management; professional development; and compliance with accepted organizational and legal rules,
regulations and policies.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

● Position serves as primary and direct back-up to the Region Director; incumbent is expected to
occasionally and as requested carry Director-level responsibility, which includes but is not
limited to: Division-wide, Director-level support and leadership; Division as well as Region-wide
training and/or mentorship; and continuous cross-training beyond assigned Development Focus

● In consultation with the Senior Director – Program Services and Region Director, the Assistant
Director – Region drives achievement of Region-specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward
the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization

● Assists with driving program initiatives such as Young Athletes, Unified Champion Schools,
Families, Athlete Leadership Programs, Healthy Athletes and Coaches Education

● Provides support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region

● Manages volunteers as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed

● Development Focus:

● Manages all fundraising and resource development efforts in the Region, including but not
limited to: special events and fundraisers, outreach efforts to underserved populations, volunteer
recruitment and management, financial recordkeeping, public relations and awareness, education,
committee development, sponsorships, in-kind resource development, state-level event and campaign
support as well as agency revenue share programs/initiatives

● Actively works with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Team to support local LETR events and

fundraising efforts; serves as a local contact for LETR legs in Region


Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

● Bachelor’s degree preferred

● 3+ years’ professional experience within Special Olympics or closely related field

● Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products

● Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively
engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois

● High energy and passion for Special Olympics mission

● Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps
team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere

● Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

● Customer focus

● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening)

● Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships

Essential Functions:

● Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands

● Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel as an
essential function of position

● Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in setup and breakdown at
events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles

● Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent
lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work

● Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and
figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving
small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles

● First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively
administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events

● Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required

● Based out of Bloomington/Peoria area

● To apply for this position, please send resume, 3 current references and cover letter to
Bailey Brenner at Position open until filled.