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Purpose:

 

Through promoting inclusive health, fitness, and sport, the Metro Programs Coordinator will expand Special Olympics Maryland’s programmatic efforts to traditionally underserved communities in the Baltimore-metro and DC-metro areas.  By partnering with anchor institutions including Baltimore City and Prince George’s County Public Schools, Recreation and Parks, and community sports organizations, the AmeriCorps member will ensure high-quality programs to improve the health and fitness outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities throughout Western Maryland.

 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

o   Through direct service, provide engaging sports programming for athletes and volunteers in the Baltimore- and DC-metro area.

o   Support programmatic efforts of the public school systems of Baltimore City and Prince George’s County in Adapted Physical Education and Motor Activities Training Programs.

o   In collaboration with the Education Associate for Adaptive Physical Education (APE) for Baltimore City Public Schools, provide competitive sports opportunities including Bowling, Skating, Track and Field, and Swimming.

o   Working with school leadership in Baltimore City Schools,  develop and implement plans for an effective school-based competition program, including the multi-day Spring Games and associated time trials.

o   Attend school events, practices, and competitions.

o   Identify and cultivate relationships with community agencies (Parks & Recreation, Churches, Community Centers, Service Agencies) in the DC Metro Area to expand community programmatic offerings.

o   Provide on-site support to state-level community and school competitions engaging Baltimore-metro and DC-metro athletes.

o   Attend monthly staff meetings and weekly department team meetings.

o   Other duties as assigned by the Baltimore Region Director and Vice President, Local Program Development.

 

 

 

Qualifications

·         Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Human Services, or Related Field

·         Ability to pass Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background screening.

·         Must enroll as a member of AmeriCorps for full-time service.

·         Must have ability to work from Baltimore, MD.

·         Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and inclusive organization.

·         Demonstrated knowledge in concepts of inclusion, including best-practices and language-use

·         Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication.

·         Ability to work independently on a variety of projects.

·         Able to provide a high level of customer service.

·         Previous experience with Special Olympics or similar programs preferred.

·         Extensive experience in volunteer programs required, as either a participant or manager.

·         Previous experience working with programs that serve individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.

·         Ability and willingness to work multiple nights/weekends and travel throughout the state of Maryland as needed with own transportation.

·         Ability to lift 25 lbs.

·         Comfort with PC-based programs and applications.

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to resumes@somd.org

To apply for this job email your details to resumes@somd.org