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

Visual Content Intern - Video

Key Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with the organization’s mission, programs, activities, events and other functions, as well as key personnel and supporters of SONJ
  • Attend assigned SONJ events, including but not limited to competitions, practices, and fundraisers, and capture video footage
  • Assist Visual Content Manager with occasional in-office shoots
  • Log and organize footage
  • Edit short recaps, sizzle reels, profile pieces, and other videos for social media and other marketing efforts
  • Edit projects requested by SONJ employees for internal use/company operations
  • Maintain SONJ video equipment so that it is in proper working condition
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Marketing and Communications Department
  • Any other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Marketing, Communications, Film, or Media major preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook required
  • Must be proficient optimizing video content for social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Snapchat, etc…)
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience utilizing other Adobe programs (Photoshop, After Effects) a plus
  • Ability to provide your own equipment for shoots a plus
  • Must be organized and capable of managing multiple projects

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to move comfortably throughout the office, and at event locations including beaches, athletic fields, and golf courses
  • Must be available some nights and weekends to cover events throughout the year

Competencies

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Motivation to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Quickly and effectively resolve problems
  • Creative and enthusiastic to learn and grow
  • Reliability and honesty

Please send your resume 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

Competencies:
• Collaborative -- Works well with different team members and work styles, provides assistance with projects
• Organized and Detail-Oriented -- Exercises effective time management and demonstrates the ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines, anticipates stakeholders’ needs, performs duties with accuracy and diligence, meticulous attention to detail
• Adaptive -- Ability to skillfully execute multiple priorities, remain poised in dynamic environment, and prioritize a large number of requests
• Effective Communicator -- Clear and concise communicator, able to listen/hear very well and effectively deliver messages to varied audiences and formats (verbal and written)

View the full job description here.

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

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.

Camp Shriver Counselor

Responsible to: Camp Director

Description:

Camp Shriver Counselor is responsible for providing high-quality recreational opportunities and enjoyable experiences for camp participants. Supervises campers and ensures their safety, development, growth, skill achievement, and general well-being

This position is non-exempt; some evenings are required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise a group of 8-15 campers in station activities
  • Attend pre-camp counselor training
  • Provide guidance, direction and exhibit a lead-by-doing approach for volunteers
  • Monitor athletes’ health and safety throughout the camp
  • Work cooperatively with camp leadership and staff for any challenges that arise
  • Be exemplars of inclusion in attitude and engagement with athletes and volunteers at all time during camp
  • Responsibly utilize a walkie talkie for contact among staff and other senior counselors
  • Point-of-contact to share with volunteers their responsibilities each day
  • Attend the daily counselor leadership meeting prior to camp
  • Track and manage athlete progress sheets and complete post-week volunteer evaluations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Upcoming Senior or GED required
  • Sports experience as an athlete and/or coach preferred
  • Special Olympics experience strongly preferred
  • Interest in getting to know/engaging with individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Self-starter and must be able to initiate conversation in social settings
  • Open-minded, teachable and able to receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to enforce camp rules while supervising a diverse group

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to see and hear clearly
  • Must be able to communicate fluently and clearly in English (oral)
  • Must be able to move comfortably throughout the office and on a variety of outdoor surfaces
  • Must be able lift/move up to 50 lbs

Competencies:

  • Flexibility—respond positively to change
  • Ability to remain calm while multitasking
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment

Special Olympics NJ has the right to change job duties at any time, and this job description is not designed to cover every requirement of the job.

Please send your resume to camp@sonj.org

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.

 


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.