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Job Opportunity – Special Olympics Edmonton

January 20, 2009 – Special Olympics Edmonton is currently seeking a full time Program Manager to enhance the lives of Special Olympics athletes through the organization’s operations. Special Olympics Edmonton is a charitable sport association which provides training and competitive opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Edmonton area. It is part of a provincial movement that enriches the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport. Currently offering 35 sport programs, over 500 athletes participate in weekly practices, and many have the opportunity to attend local, provincial, national and occasionally international competitions.

Reporting to the General Manager, this position will be responsible for the following areas:

– Coordinating and managing all sport programs and development of new programs including recruitment of athletes and volunteers
– Management of tournaments in Edmonton and those attended in Alberta
– Maintaining a leadership role in working with coaches and volunteers
– Liaise with generic sport clubs and other agencies for integration opportunities
– Development of new initiatives, and execution of plans
– Monitoring and reporting on weekly and monthly information

The successful candidate will possess the following:

– Post-secondary education in physical education or related field.
– Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal effectively with all levels of the organization
– Excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work both individually and with a team
– Effective problem solving skills
– Experience working in a sport management or office environment
– An understanding of a multi-sport environment
– Knowledge of individuals with a disability and sport implications
– Proficiency with office computer equipment and software

Submit resume and salary expectations to:

Special Olympics Edmonton
200, 10323 — 178 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5S 1R5
Or via email to specoedm@telus.net

Thank you in advance for your application. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Type of Position:
Full Time

Contact Information:
Special Olympics Edmonton
200, 10323 — 178 Street
Edmonton, AB, Canada, T5S 1R5
E-mail: specoedm@telus.net

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