Special Olympics Europe Eurasia is hiring full time Manager for Young Athletes and Athlete Leadership position.

Position Summary: 

This role will oversee the implementation and expansion of Young Athletes, Family and Athlete Leadership in the Europe Eurasia region. Responsibilities include conducting regional training workshops, on-site program trainings, technical assistance to SO Programs, and grant procurement and management while overseeing various regional and national projects.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Implementation and planning for program training of Young Athletes, Athlete Leadership and Family engagement in SOEE.
  • Contribute ideas, plans and implementation in projects generated within SOEE team; can include grant implementation and management from donors such as UNICEF and Lions
  • Liaison with Special Olympics International Departments on plans and projects and contribute when required.
  • Manage Young Athletes including grant management, onsite programmatic and regional trainings (online and in-person), regional and World Games festivals or demonstrations
  • Manage Athlete Leadership Council including managing elections, council roles and regular meetings
  • Oversee Athlete Leadership/Unified Leadership development in region including implementation, trainings and grant management
  • Support regional Health in the development of Health Messengers
  • Oversee regional Family Program, including identifying and working with national program coordinators; manage Family Registration for World Games
  • Assist with planning and organizing of family-related events (Family Forums, Family Health Forums – FHF, World Games family receptions). Includes working with regional Health to support FHF grants in the region
  • Review regional Young Athletes, Athlete Leadership and Families metrics in annual census
  • Assist Leadership Conference manager
  • Assist in regional Leadership Academy

Required Qualifications: 

  • University-level degree in social sciences
  • Experience working in the disability sector
  • Experience in early childhood development
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and results oriented team environment where flexibility is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills to work with Program representatives and external stakeholders
  • Effective time management skills to ensure delivery of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize and implement concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to work alone and in team settings.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills – able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • High level of PC Skills required (MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project)
  • Willingness to travel

Desired Qualifications:

  • Open minded with the ability to recognize good ideas.
  • Empathetic and appreciative of a wide range of people and cultures.

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Job description is found from our Special Olympics recruitment system: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SPE1016SPOL/JobBoard/067a1c2b-6246-4cc4-9578-dd68f35c8310/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=f85d066b-ca5c-4183-9b31-3d98926ff8d6