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Published on August 25, 2020

Coordinator, Youth Engagement- Latin American Region (SOLA)

Limit: September 30, 2020


SPECIAL OLYMPICS

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Coordinator, Youth Engagement- Latin American Region (SOLA)

Location: Panamá                 

Department: Organizational Development 

Supervisor: Specialist - Youth Engagement, SOLA

Time: September 2020 to May 2021

 

This position is full-time

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Position Summary:

 

The position of Coordinator, Youth Engagement- Latin American Region is full-time and required to pursue the outlined goals and targets of achievement of the Latin America Region’s while working with different colleagues in different departments of other Regions and in Special Olympics International (SOI) HQ to allow successful integration.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Support Regional execution of Stavros Niarchos Foundation grant to provide technical support for school-based engagement and required financial and programmatic reporting as well as coordination with SOIHQ to receive global technical support and provide Regional reporting on grant project progress.

Support  implementation, documentation, evaluation, budgeting and planning of Youth and Schools engagement.
Coordinate with other colleagues and departments in the SOLA Region, and SOIHQ to support engagement of youth, schools and universities 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 youth, schools and university 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 youth, schools and university engagement.

Submit periodic comprehensive reports as per report schedule.

Support the Manager in providing technical assistance to National Programs to guide country-level growth of youth, schools and university engagement.

Other duties as assigned
 

Qualifications:

 

Required Qualifications:

·      3+ years of experience with Special Olympics or a similar organization

·      Project and/or event coordination experience including stakeholder support, reporting and budget administration

·      Experience in developing and coordinating educational, sports, youth and/or community work

·      Knowledge of Special Olympics and/or work with youth with/without intellectual disability

·      speaking and writing English

·      Strong skills in innovation, collaboration, problem solving, teamwork, and vision

·      Sound planning, organization, coordination skills

·      Diplomacy skills and familiarity with a variety of cultures

·      Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written

·      Excellent ability to use MS Office applications

·      Able to travel internationally with work on weekends as needed

If interested please write to: prico@specialolympics.org

 

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