Manager, Program Development
Special Olympics
Panama
hace 11 horas

Description

Position : Program Development Manager

Department : Organizational Development

Supervisor : Organizational Development Senior Manager

The Program Development Manager is SOLA’s liaison to Latin America National Programs for promoting inclusive and supportive communities for our athletes and youth development by training, empowering and engaging athletes, youth and family members using as platforms our initiatives of Athlete Leadership, Young Athletes, Families and Youth Engagement.

Developing 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.
  • Oversee the development of Young Athletes
  • Train and engage Young Athletes Coordinators from across the Region
  • Develop new partnerships that will serve to ensure new resources for the development of this initiative.
  • Promote meaningful experiences for the Young Athletes in coordination with the Sports and Health Department.
  • 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
  • Oversee the development of Youth Engagement
  • Lead / support implementation, documentation, evaluation, budgeting and planning of related of Youth engagement; including Unified Schools, Unified Champions School, grants, workshop or forums, etc.
  • Train and engage Youth Coordinators from across the Region
  • Establish alliances and work with Youth and Schools organizations
  • Train and promote Unified Leadership focus across the region
  • Supervise Youth Coordinators and OD Administrative coordinator (Athlete Leader)
  • Grant management of Athlete Leadership, Young Athletes, Families and Youth Engagement
  • Develop and implement strategies for securing new partners to ensure resource and technical support for the expansion of Athlete Leadership, Young Athletes, Families and Youth Engagement.
  • Search, advise , analyze and apply SOLA staff and National Programs on available SOI and other external grants / opportunities related to leadership, early child development, 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, Young Athletes, Families and Youth Engagement
  • Coordinate with other colleagues and departments in the SOLA Region, and SOIHQ to support engagement of Athlete Leadership, Young Athletes, Families and Youth Engagement 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, Young Athletes, Families and Youth Engagement 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 Athlete Leadership, Young Athletes, Families and Youth Engagement.
  • 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 person with intellectual disability, human right 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)
  • Status : Full-time

    Special Requirements :

  • Excellent ability to use MS Office applications
  • Able to travel (on weekends as needed)
  • Experience as volunteer in Special Olympics or another non-for profit
  • 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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