This position reports to the Director, Sport Operations and works in close collaboration with the Manager, Sport Grants & Projects ensuring cross collaboration with all Special Olympics Sport staff and Special Olympics North America (SONA) Region staff in support of the department’s Unified Sports plans.

The Coordinator, Unified Sports & Sport Grants has responsibility for coordinating the management of Unified Sports projects, resources & grants as well as supporting all sport grant operations and administrative support.  Based on need, this position collaborates to ensure cross-functionality with Sport Development & Partnerships, Unified Sports, Young Athletes, Fitness, Coaching and Athlete Development in alignment with Regional Sports plans for Unified Champion Schools and Community Sport. 


Special Olympics’ Unified Sports resources and programmatic work:

  • Lead the tracking and analysis sport and social inclusion metrics for the development of Unified Sports globally and within SONA. 
  • Support the development of Unified Sports in identified priority sports in close collaboration with VP, Sport Development (or Manager Sport Development) and SONA staff.
  • Provide support and coordination with development of Unified Sport educational materials.
  • Support Competition Management in oversight of Unified Sport protocol implementation including POMI app education & rollout.
  • Global development & roll out of Community Unified Sports programmatic work.
  • Support regions in Unified Sports Train-the-Trainer education at regional & Program level.
  • Provide data analysis and administrative tracking support for Unified Sports within the SONA coaches certification program.
  • Support Unified League case study collection, analysis & regional rollout.
  • Project Management of United Through Sport project.
  • Provide administrative support to the Global Unified Sports Advisory Group.
  • Support development of detailed project plans to monitor and track progress.
  • Support oversight of annual operating budget of assigned projects.

Sport Grant & Project Management:

  • In collaboration with Manager, Sport Grants & Projects support Unified Sports grant procedures through the SmartSimple process including: review of proposals, the selection process, review of grantee financial documents and program reports, monitoring metrics, and close out of grants.
  • Track all the finances for grants, ensuring funds are spent and reported on in required timeframes.
  • Generate reports to evaluate activity and available funds.
  • Manage fiscal reports, accounts receivables and financial reporting deadlines.

Administrative Support:

  • Support with Sport department invoices and expense reimbursements
  • Support budget and planning processes including tracking departmental budget and spending while ensuring finance requirements are met and completed in a timely manner.
  • Provide operational support for biannual Sport Rules meetings.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sport or Recreation Management, Business or a related field or equivalent work experience directly related to duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Experience working with Special Olympics Unified Sports® or similar inclusive sports programming is preferred.
  • Experience in collaborative processes for planning and project implementation.
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).

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