Athlete Leadership Fellow
- About the Position: This position will support the continued growth of Athlete Leadership and Young Athletes programming. This role will primarily support Special Olympics Colorado staff with project management and implementation through the athlete leadership and Young Athletes departments. Stipend: $1,500
About Special Olympics Colorado:
Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 15,000+ athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners. Through the support of an amazing community of coaches, volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners, Special Olympics Colorado is able to offer hundreds of annual engagements, free of charge, to individuals age 2 and up. For more information about Special Olympics Colorado please visit SpecialOlympicsCO.org.
At Special Olympics Colorado, we’re committed to building a diverse, creative, engaged, collaborative, and hard-working team that does the right thing for our athletes, our communities, and each other. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we celebrate this through recognition and benefit enhancements that reflect our changing times and help our employees create a satisfying work-life balance for themselves and their families.
Position Title: Athlete Leadership Fellow
Location: Centennial, CO (12450 E Arapahoe Rd suite C, Centennial, CO 80112)
Reports to: Stephanie Lauchmen – Athlete Leadership and Family Services Manager and Ashtyn Anderson – Young Athletes Manager
Hours: Approximately 15 hours per week (some flexibility possible)
Date Range: Approximately February-July
Deadline to apply: Tuesday, February 28th, 11:59pm
This position will support the continued growth of Athlete Leadership and Young Athletes programming. This role will primarily support Special Olympics Colorado staff with project management and implementation through the Athlete Leadership and Young Athletes departments.
- Participate in department meetings and activities as it applies to the role
- Consult with various programs and staff members to determine where we can incorporate more meaningful roles for athlete leaders
- Communicate with staff members using Microsoft email, Microsoft Teams, in-person meetings, Zoom meetings, etc.
- Assist with resource development to enhance current athlete leadership opportunities and programs
- Assist with planned virtual programming
- This fellowship will be interest focused to create an opportunity that is suitable for the candidate and their long-term professional goals. One agreed upon project will be researched, compiled and presented upon internship completion.
- Webinar or online training introducing project to Special Olympics staff (potentially youth leaders and educators if it applies)
- Recruitment and Outreach Plan to help grow participation through desired project
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Experience as a Special Olympics Colorado ALU student or Fitness Captain
- Comfortable working with athletes ages 2 and up, in a professional setting
- Comfortable with leading Zoom calls and meetings
- Computer skills, specifically: Email and Microsoft Word
- Must be very comfortable communicating professionally with others via email; writing, responding, and reading through long, detailed emails. As well as able to respond within the business week
- Excellent communication, accountability and organizational skills
- Self-motivated, reliable and ability to work independently
- Open minded, asks questions when unsure
- Works well with others and is willing to continue learning new things
- Has a can-do attitude!
- Graduate of Special Olympics Colorado Athlete Leadership University
- Experience in coordinating events
Must submit resume to apply. You do not need a letter of recommendation, but you may submit if desired
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Special Olympics Colorado is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.