Coordinator, Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion
Special Olympics
Panama
hace 3 días

Description

Position : Leadership and Diversity Coordinator

Department : Organizational Development

Status : Full-Time, Temporary

Supervisor : Program Development Manager

The Leadership and Diversity Coordinator is SOLA’s liaison to Latin America National Programs for promoting inclusive and supportive communities for our athletes' and families' development by training, empowering and engaging athletes and family members using as platforms our initiatives of Athlete Leadership, Families and Unified Leadership.

This role will support manager in alliances with new partners that will serve to ensure new resources for the development of these initiatives.

Responsibilities :

  • Oversee the development of Athlete Leadership (AL)
  • Train and engage AL Trainers from across the Region to organize AL Train-the-Trainer Courses for National Programs.
  • Develop new partnerships that will serve to ensure new resources for the development of this initiative.
  • Promote meaningful leadership roles for athletes.
  • Coordinate Athlete Leadership Councils
  • Train and promote Unified Leadership focus across the region
  • Train and engage AL Trainers from across the Region to organize AL Train-the-Trainer Courses for National Programs.
  • Support to develop new partnerships that will serve to ensure new resources for the development of this initiative.
  • Promote workplace inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focus across the region
  • Educate People with IDD by educating in Unified Leadership
  • Organize, coordinate and execute the Regional Congress of Athletes; support National Programs for the planning of their National Congresses and coordinate regional participation in the Global Congress of Athletes.
  • Coordinate regional engagement related to regional representative activations Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers
  • Implement the SOI s plan to present results of the benefits of the implementation of Unified Leadership
  • Oversee the development of Families
  • Train and engage Families Coordinators from across the Region to organize Families
  • Train-the-Trainer Courses for National Programs
  • Establish alliances and work with community organizations on organizing family forums and other strategies for recruiting new family volunteers
  • Support execution Athlete Leadership, UL and Families grants
  • Support to develop and implement strategies for securing new partners to ensure resource and technical support for the expansion of Athlete Leadership, Families and Unified Leadership.
  • Search, advise, analyze and apply SOLA staff and National Programs on available SOI and other external grants / opportunities related to leadership, human right, local development;
  • and the procedures for applying for these grants; oversee, help facilitate and monitor the development and execution of these grants.

  • Analyze National Program Plans, support and advise SOLA staff and National Program Leaders on the continued development of Athlete Leadership, Families and Unified Leadership.
  • Coordinate with other colleagues and departments in the SOLA Region, and SOIHQ to support engagement of Athlete Leadership, Families and Unified Leadership as part of a cross-functional and integrated approach to developing Special Olympics programming.
  • Collaborate with existing SOLA Region and global committees and working groups regarding Athlete Leadership, Families and Unified Leadership to allow a fully integrated and meaningful approach involving different stakeholders on national and international level.
  • Participate in internal and external committees, forums and conferences regarding of Athlete Leadership, Families and Unified Leadership.
  • Submit periodic reports.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, social or sports sciences or similar
  • 3+ years of experience with Special Olympics or a similar organization and knowledge of work with people with intellectual disabilities, human rights, diversity and inclusion, and local development.
  • 3+ year experience and proven skills in program development and management skills
  • Project and / or event coordination experience including stakeholder support, reporting and budget administration
  • Speaking / writing English and Spanish
  • Strong skills in presentation, innovation, collaboration, problem solving, teamwork, and vision.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written)
  • Special Requirements :

  • Excellent ability to use MS Office applications
  • Able to travel (on weekends as needed)
  • Experience as volunteer in Special Olympics or the non-for profit area
  • Special Olympics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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