Assistant Director – Development Region H


 

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 position will have a development focus.

Primary 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

• 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 work with Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Team to support local LETR events and
fundraising efforts; serves as a local contact for LETR legs in Region

• Collaborate with community partners to create third party fundraisers and special athlete
opportunities

• Focus on continued growth capitalizing on using knowledge of technology and social media to
identify and employ new avenues to market the organization and its offering

• Recruit and manage volunteers and committee members, as well as part-time, full-time and/or
temporary employees as needed

• Provides support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region

Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

● Bachelor’s degree preferred

● 3+ years’ 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)

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 set-up 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 Jacksonville/Springfield area

● To apply for this position, please send resume, 3 current references and cover letter to Linda
Wunder at

lwunder@soill.org . Position open until filled.