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We currently have no job opportunities available.

Seasonal positions

Special Events Assistant – June-August 2022

Gain experience managing projects, running events, and working collaboratively with a team while raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota!

Responsibilities and duties

  • Assist Special Olympics Minnesota’s Special Events team in planning and hosting fundraising events throughout the State of Minnesota—specifically including Polar Plunge events.
  • Work on-site at events (typically Saturdays)
    – Coordinate and/or perform setup and teardown
    – Train and supervise volunteers
    – Supervise participant registration areas
  • Collect, enter, and manage registration information and paperwork
  • Prepare materials, supplies, and equipment for meetings, trainings, and events
  • Assist with marketing events on social media by writing copy, tracking engagement, and more
  • Review and sort event photos

Qualifications

  • Experience effectively using Microsoft 365 apps (Word, Excel)

About the job

  • Seasonal position June-August 2022
  • $15.00 per hour, up to 20 hours per week.
  • Up to $80 per month to reimburse parking or transit fees.
  • Flexible schedule for work in the office with hours typically worked Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Some weekend and evening work will be requested.
  • Primary office work location: Downtown Minneapolis. Opportunities to attend and support meetings, trainings, and/or events at other locations. Opportunities to work from home.
  • Work at fundraising events required, including Polar Plunge events.
  • Laptop computer provided.

About Special Olympics Minnesota

Special Olympics Minnesota seeks to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through year-round sports, health, leadership, and inclusion programs. 

Special Olympics Minnesota is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. SOMN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

How to apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Selection process will include an interview over Zoom, with an option for a second interview either on Zoom or in-person. All offers for employment will be contingent upon a background screening. 

Unified Champion Schools Assistant – Aug/Sept 2022-May 2023

Bring the benefits of Unified Champion Schools to students throughout Minnesota! 

Responsibilities and duties

  • Collaborate with Special Olympics Minnesota staff to support and create student experiences supporting inclusion, with a specific focus on supporting increasing engagement with students in college and university settings
  • Collection, entry, and management of data
  • Assist with preparing for and running meetings, trainings, and events such as leadership summits, inclusive sports invitationals, full-school inclusion rallies, Polar Plunge fundraisers, and more)
  • Opportunities to attend and lead programs, engage with students and educators, and develop new ideas and programs

Qualifications

  • Experience working in an office setting, organizing meetings, and/or helping to run events (such as meetings, trainings, practices, or competitions).
  • Experience working independently to complete assigned projects and tasks.
  • Experience speaking publicly to present information or provide training.
  • Experience effectively using Microsoft Office apps.

About the job

  • Full academic year commitment preferred (August/September 2022-May 2023)
  • $15.00 per hour, up to 20 hours per week.
  • Up to $80 per month to reimburse parking or transit fees.
  • Flexible schedule with hours typically worked Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Some evening and weekend work may be requested.
  • Primary work location: Downtown Minneapolis. Opportunities to attend and support meetings, trainings, and/or events at other locations. Opportunities to work from home.
  • Laptop computer provided.

About Special Olympics Minnesota

Special Olympics Minnesota seeks to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports, health, leadership, and inclusion programming. 

Unified Champion Schools is an inclusive school-based strategy designed to bring together students with and without intellectual disabilities to participate in activities promoting physical fitness and athletic training, youth leadership, and disability awareness. This education and sports-based strategy aims to develop leadership and advocacy skills for all students in the school community.

Special Olympics Minnesota is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. SOMN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

How to apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Selection process will include an interview over Zoom, with an option for a second interview either on Zoom or in-person. All offers for employment will be contingent upon a background screening. 

Special Events Assistant – September-December 2022

Gain experience managing projects, running events, and working collaboratively with a team while raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota!

Responsibilities and duties

  • Assist Special Olympics Minnesota’s Special Events team in planning and hosting fundraising events throughout the State of Minnesota—specifically including Polar Plunge events.
  • Work on-site at events (typically Saturdays)
    • Coordinate and/or perform setup and teardown
    • Train and supervise volunteers
    • Supervise participant registration areas
  • Collect, enter, and manage registration information and paperwork
  • Prepare materials, supplies, and equipment for meetings, trainings, and events
  • Assist with marketing events on social media by writing copy, tracking engagement, and more
  • Review and sort event photos

Qualifications:

  • Experience effectively using Microsoft 365 apps (Word, Excel)

About the job

  • Seasonal position September-December 2022
  • $15.00 per hour, up to 20 hours per week.
  • Up to $80 per month to reimburse parking or transit fees.
  • Flexible schedule for work in the office with hours typically worked Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Some weekend and evening work will be requested.
  • Primary office work location: Downtown Minneapolis. Opportunities to attend and support meetings, trainings, and/or events at other locations. Opportunities to work from home.
  • Work at fundraising events required, including Polar Plunge events.
  • Laptop computer provided.

About Special Olympics Minnesota

Special Olympics Minnesota seeks to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through year-round sports, health, leadership, and inclusion programs. 

Special Olympics Minnesota is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. SOMN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

How to apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Selection process will include an interview over Zoom, with an option for a second interview either on Zoom or in-person. All offers for employment will be contingent upon a background screening. 

Internships

We currently have no open internships.