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Assistant Director - Development Region G

Company: Special Olympics Illinois
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Position Overview:The Assistant Director - Region is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region Director to help ensure that the Region has the proper operational controls and reporting procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This Assistant Director will have a Development Focus.Assistant Director Core Roles: Classification Criteria and Scope of Responsibility: Competent professional in particular field of specialization (3 - 6 years); Bachelor's degree is usually required. Team Member knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization. Team Member is responsible for keeping all relevant operations running smoothly and has authority to make improvements and changes as necessary. Team Member usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters. Team Member may be assisted by Support or Manager-level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity. Position classification is expected to serve in a junior successor capacity to departmental Director Role. Conduct: Assistant Director-level Team Members must demonstrate the mission, vision and values of Special Olympics Illinois through consistent adherence to Special Olympics Illinois' Values & Behaviors; by exercising a high level of cooperative, friendly and effective teamwork skills; by resolving conflict directly, effectively and professionally; and by committing to support and be helpful to other Team Members and departments within the organization. Performance: Satisfactory work performance requires consistently strong work product output, including the successful execution and completion of all job duties and goals; autonomy, ownership, competence and excellence of work product; innovation and process improvement; effective resource management; professional development; and compliance with accepted organizational and legal rules, regulations and policies. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Position serves as primary and direct back-up to the Region Director; incumbent is expected to occasionally and as requested carry Director-level responsibility, which includes but is not limited to: Division-wide, Director-level support and leadership; Division as well as Region-wide training and/or mentorship; and continuous cross-training beyond assigned Development Focus In consultation with the Senior Director - Program Services and Region Director, the Assistant Director - Region drives achievement of Region-specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization Assists with driving program initiatives such as Young Athletes, Unified Champion Schools, Families, Athlete Leadership Programs, Healthy Athletes and Coaches Education Provides support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region Manages volunteers as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed Development Focus: Manages all fundraising and resource development efforts in the Region, including but not limited to: special events and fundraisers, outreach efforts to underserved populations, volunteer recruitment and management, financial recordkeeping, public relations and awareness, education, committee development, sponsorships, in-kind resource development, state-level event and campaign support as well as agency revenue share programs/initiatives Actively works with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Team to support local LETR events and fundraising efforts; serves as a local contact for LETR legs in Region Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred 3 years' professional experience within Special Olympics or closely related field Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois High energy and passion for Special Olympics mission Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail Customer focus Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening) Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships Essential Functions: Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel as an essential function of position Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in setup and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events Valid driver's license and proof of insurance required Based out of Bloomington/Peoria area To apply for this position, please send resume, 3 current references and cover letter to Bailey Brenner at bbrennersoill.org. Position open until filled.

Keywords: Special Olympics Illinois, Bloomington , Assistant Director - Development Region G, Executive , Bloomington, Illinois

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