Posted on 24 October 22 by Mat Peisert
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Position Profile: Director of Unified Champion Schools - Special Olympics Minnesota
kpCompanies is leading the search for the next Director of Unified Champion Schools at Special Olympics Minnesota. This will be a highly visible and inspiring leader who possesses the vision to grow and to move the organization forward while building on the foundations success. The Director of Unified Champion Schools will represent Special Olympics Minnesotas mission activities related to Unified Champion Schools including but not limited to developing strategies, managing budgets, and supervising staff.. Key areas include: Direct the planning and implementation of Unified Champion Schools strategies, initiatives, programs, and events, collaborating with Transition, Sports, Leadership, Marketing, and Fundraising staff to effectively achieve goals and connect Unified Champion Schools with all organizational work.
THE ORGANIZATION: Special Olympics MN
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community. We aim to build a culture that accepts and welcomes every single person regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful placeone athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.
Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) trainings and competitions happen all year in locations across the state. We offer 16 Olympic-style sports. As a result, SOMN has something for you, whatever your age or skill level.
Through sports, our athletes celebrate their abilities, not their disabilities. Their world opens with acceptance and understanding, while becoming confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They make new friends, joining the most inclusive community on the planeta global community thats growing every day.
The Director of Unified Champion Schools will supervise the coordination of programs, activities and related offerings under the Unified Champion Schools Program as assigned. This includes but is not limited to Unified recreational activities, Unified invitational games, Young Athletes, campaigns and rallies, Unified Clubs, Cool School Polar Plunge, and any other programs or activities under the Inclusive Youth Leadership, Unified Sports and/or Whole School Engagement pillars. They will Collaborate with SOMN staff to further develop and implement programs, activities, and offerings where appropriate. They also will assist in leading recruitment and retention of Unified Champion Schools, and coordinate offerings, in certain geographic areas.
The individual in this role will Identify, cultivate, and sustain relationships with students, teachers, administrators, educational organizations, and related associations to sustain and grow a network engaged in the goals and strategies of Unified Champion Schools, provide professional development opportunities for educators, develop and support new program offerings, while collaborating with staff to identify and implement strategies to sustain student engagement.
Other accountabilities include:
Below are some of the typical requirements for a Director of Unified Champion Schools. We recognize that skill sets can be a complex combination of experiences. Even if your background does not exactly match these requirements but you have a passion for our work, we would love to hear from you and we recognize the value of transferable skills.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations no later than 9:00pm on Friday, November 25th. You can apply in the following ways:
Equity & Salary Disclosure
We believe in practices that create real equity and pay parity regardless of background or identity and we freely discuss compensation with all qualified candidates the first time we interview them. Saving the salary discussion for the first conversation allows us to fully understand the needs of each candidate and to ensure that qualified candidates, even those whove historically been overlooked and/or underpaid, dont self-select out of the processes based on salary alone, as our experience and research suggests. In addition to those who opt out because they fear the salary may be out of reach for them, we equally dont want to miss out on conversations with candidates who are slightly over the range when in some cases the total compensation including factors such as bonuses, flexibility, and better health benefits, etc may exceed expectations. Finally, as a search firm we are always looking for top-notch talent to introduce to our clients. Should the salary or any other requirement not be a fit, there is often a chance that someone on our team is working on another position you may be a better fit for. If you would like to discuss your qualifications for this role as well as discuss salary and compensation - just give us a call, wed be happy to discuss!
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