Want to work at the home of Genuine Jersey Pride? We are growing and so are the opportunities for careers with Special Olympics New Jersey! Check this page to find a list of available full or part-time positions and internships.


Open Positions

Part-time Personal Trainer

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to and enforce all Fitness Center Rules & Guidelines of Sports Complex.
  • Will ensure that all participants utilizing the fitness center adhere to the rules and guidelines.
  • Performs athletes’ fitness assessments to measure current fitness level and devises fitness plans to meet a reasonable fitness goal.
  • Will proactively interact and engage with Special Olympics New Jersey athletes.
  • Schedules specific appointment times to work with athletes to help meet fitness goals.
  • Demonstrates proper techniques and proper use of fitness center equipment.
  • Observe/supervise athletes during their workout session and provides corrective measures and motivation to assist the athlete in meeting their fitness goals.
  • Will work directly with the Sr Director of Operations, offering ideas for and/or developing new program offerings to attract and retain new athletes to the fitness center.
    • Follows predetermined opening and closing duties of the fitness center.
  • Accurately completes weekly timesheet and submits as protocol.
  • May be asked to lock up and secure Sports Complex.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • First-aid and CPR certification required.
  • Certified personal trainer designation preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.

Send a cover letter and resume to Brian Wertz at bmw@sonj.org

Young Athletes/Health Manager

Key Responsibilities:
Under the direction of supervisors, oversee development and maintenance of the Young Athletes Home and Community Programs and assist with activities related to the Healthy Athletes and Healthy Communities Programs.

• Work within the Program Department to develop and provide the highest quality experiences across all levels of programming to meet and exceed Special Olympics New Jersey standards
• Manage scheduling, logistics and operational plans for Young Athletes community programs and state-wide events
• Develop quality standards for Young Athletes Community programs to include coach education opportunities, surveys, and site visits
• Maintain all Young Athletes and health registration processes and records on an on-going basis
• Provide clear and concise communication to all stakeholders regarding Young Athletes and health-related programs
• Create resources and promotional materials for Young Athletes and health programming
• Coordinate volunteers for health screenings, fitness/wellness activities and Young Athletes community programs
• Fulfill necessary requirements and collect data/documentation for Health Impact grants as needed
• Assist in implementing health-related activities and managing a budget
• Manage social media posts
• Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in the field of special education, early childhood education, Community Health preferred, or equivalent work experience (2-4 years)
• Experience within the Special Olympics movement highly recommended
• Demonstrated organization skills required
• Familiarity with multiple databases experience preferred
• Grant-writing experience preferred
• Must be willing and able to travel throughout New Jersey
• Proficiency with In-Design and MS Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

View the full job description here.

Please send your resume with salary requirements to Elena Volkova (eyv@sonj.org). No phone calls, please.

School Partnership Program Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:
• Coordinate web-based grant submission process
• Organize and assist in the review of grant proposals
• Assist with drafting awardee agreement
• Track and maintain records of grant requests
• Process grant applications
• Schedule and coordinate logistics for school site visits
• Help maintain grant-related information online and in print materials
• Provide data entry and data maintenance in several SONJ databases; demonstrate expertise in Excel spreadsheet manipulation
• Manage the Unified Schools email inbox ensuring timely and effective responses, as needed
• Provide ongoing support to the Director of School and Community Partnerships
• Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:
• Three years related work experience and a strong interest in providing high-quality administrative support to a professional team
• Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
• Skilled user of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) required; strong background in advanced spreadsheet design and implementation preferred
• Experienced and comfortable working with numbers and in databases
• Must be a professional who is pro-active, self-directed, detail-oriented, and organized
• Must be capable of managing multiple projects
• Experience with Salesforce recommended
• Knowledge of the Special Olympics movement preferred

View the full job description here.

Please send your resume with salary requirements to Elena Volkova (eyv@sonj.org). No phone calls, please.

Program Intern

Key Accountabilities:
• Assist Program Department in event planning and preparation of seasonal statewide competitions, to include leagues, sectionals, and state competitions
• Event execution of seasonal competitions including, but not limited to, equipment and venue management, and administrative support
• Research locations, equipment, and event-related materials as needed
• Maintain contacts and sport reporting databases, including coach and chaperone forms, and utilizing the Games Management System (GMS) database

As a Program intern, you will gain the following experience:
• Project management
• Event planning and management
• Analytical thinking
• Nonprofit management
• Operating in a business environment

Qualifications:
• Must be a college/university student; Sports Administration or similar major preferred
• Must receive college credit for the internship
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently with scheduled regular contact with Director of Program
• Technology skills including Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and the ability to learn Games Management System (GMS)
• Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to travel to events throughout the state

View the full job description here.

To apply for the Program internship, please submit a cover letter and resume to Elena Volkova at eyv@sonj.org.

Healthy Communities Intern

Key Accountabilities:
• Assist with general office management (i.e. typing, filing, copying, faxing)
• Assist with the planning, coordination, implementation, and execution of health events
• Assist in the collection and analysis of data relating to events pertaining to athlete health for Special Olympics New Jersey
• Other duties as assigned

As a Healthy Communities intern, you will gain the following experience:
• Project management
• Event planning and management
• Analytical thinking
• Nonprofit management
• Public Health

Qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a college program with an emphasis in health, communication, sports management, or related degree
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently with scheduled regular contact with the Healthy Communities Manager
• Technology skills including Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and the ability to learn Games Management System (GMS)
• Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Good organizational and analytical skills
• Ability to travel to events throughout the state

View the full job description here.

To apply for the Program internship, please submit a cover letter and resume to Elena Volkova at eyv@sonj.org.

Unified Champion Schools (UCS) Intern

Key Accountabilities:
• Assist with general office management duties
• Assist with the planning, coordination, implementation, and execution of UCS events
• Assist in the collection and analysis of data relating to events pertaining to UCS for Special Olympics New Jersey
• Other duties as assigned

As a Unified Champion Schools intern, you will gain the following experience:
• Project management
• Data Entry/Grant Implementation
• Event planning and management
• Analytical thinking
• Nonprofit management
• Knowledge of PreK-12 educators and schools

Qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a college program with emphasis in education, communication, sports management, or related degree
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently with scheduled regular contact with the Director of Inclusive Education
• Technology skills including Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point and the ability to learn Salesforce and Form Assembly
• Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Good organizational and analytical skills

View the full job description here.

To apply for the UCS internship, please submit cover letter and resume to Elena Volkova at eyv@sonj.org.

 


Volunteer Roles

Special Olympics New Jersey is looking for passionate individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of athletes by providing support for competition, fundraising, and other opportunities.  To see current opportunities and register to volunteer visit www.sonj.org/volunteer.

To apply as a volunteer committee member, please email your interest to volunteer@sonj.org. No phone calls please.


Special Olympics NJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.