Denver Regional Manager

  • Compensation: The Denver Region Manager position is a salaried full-time position with an annual salary range of $50,000- $60,200.

About Special Olympics Colorado:
Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition for nearly 16,000 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

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 Summary:

The Denver Region Manager is responsible for supporting athletes, coaches, and local program coordinators in the Denver Region and ensuring that quality outreach initiatives are being conducted. They are responsible for managing team development in the Denver Region so they are in compliance with Special Olympics Colorado policies and standards, and Special Olympics International general rules. The Regional Manager will be an instrumental member in integrating and administering seasonal registration in the Denver region and contribute to the process statewide. The Regional Manager will lead in regional growth, outreach, and engagement as well as conduct fundraising events to support the region. The Denver Region Manager oversees efforts in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. 

Reports to: Senior Director of Regional Services 

Position Responsibilities:


  • Ensure timely and comprehensive ongoing communication with Local Programs, Schools, Coaches, Volunteers, Donors, Families and the Media.  
  • Meet annual growth expectations for new athletes and new teams, as well as retention of current athletes, teams and local programs. 
  • Provide information, support, and direction to all inquiries regarding individual participation for potential athletes and families.  
  • Recruit, train and support new local programs coordinators and community team coaches. 
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Competitions in supporting Games Organizing Committees (GOC) including the recruitment and training of current and new members.  
  • Assist in the seamless transition of athletes from Young Athletes and school-based to community programs and teams.  
  • Conduct outreach to Community Center Boards (CCB’s) and Program Approved Service Agency (PASA’s) to train them on our services and programs to spur athlete interest and participation.  
  • Assist the Volunteer Manager and Coaches Education team in developing and execution of Coaches Education Resources that aids in the recruitment of knowledgeable clinicians and sport educational volunteers.  
  • Identify partnerships within the region and develop and maintain relationships with these groups through volunteer and funding opportunities such as Knight of Columbus and other service organizations.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses to impact volunteer force and provide resource development opportunities (both cash and budget relieving in-kind).  
  • Support other departments when workload allows contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities.  
  • Support the mission and program services of SOCO.  

Region Customer Service and Engagement 

  • Work to ensure all athletes, Unified partners and coaches who wish to participate are placed on a team through the Seasonal Registration process and deliver effective and thorough communication to all participants throughout the process. 
  • Coordinate regional appreciation days and celebrations to provide athletes, families, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors with new connections and mingling opportunities. 
  • Assist in new coach recruitment, orientation, and lead placement on teams to support the creation of new teams and/or supplementation of coach needs on existing teams. 
  • Serve as primary liaison for local program coordinators and team coaches and provide daily customer service to support team needs, ensuring prompt response. 
  • Work with Marketing team on the drafting and distribution of Denver Region Newsletter. 
  • Coordinate regional town halls and resource fairs to provide Region with connection points with other SOCO supporting agencies, provide updates on direction and outlook of the Denver Region, and share information on upcoming activities and events in the region. 
  • Oversee athlete recruitment efforts within the region to reach new athlete goals.

Administrative Operations  

  • Budget development and tracking to ensure all local programs and regional budgets are operating within approved budget for both revenue and expense expectations.  
  • Work with all local programs to create and manage budgets. 
  • Prepare all reports and paperwork accurately and in a timely fashion.  
  • Support organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in alignment with Regional Services team goals. 


  • Work in conjunction with Development Team to support Denver Region Polar Plunges and promotion of fundraising events., including Tip-A-Cops 
  • Reach fundraising goal through the management of fundraising initiatives for the Denver Region, including Battle of the Bats, Triple Bypass, and Pedal for Pennies and others as needed to reach goal 
  • Solicit and steward sponsorship for Regional events and competitions 
  • Ensure sponsor deliverables are met for sponsors within the region 
  • Ensure SOCO Risk Management Policies are being adhered.  Ensure Local Programs are operating within budget and assist with fundraising ideas when needed.  

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission, vision and values of Special Olympics Colorado 
  • 2-5 years’ management experience  
  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree.  
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work independently 
  • Support other departments contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities 
  • Sense of humor 
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed 
  • Ability to travel independently throughout the state 
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs 
  • Ability to operate a computer for extended periods 
  • Applicants will undergo a background check after conditional employment offer 
  • All other duties as assigned 


Our comprehensive benefits package includes Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K plan, Flexible Time Off and Paid holidays.

We are willing to consider candidates outside of Colorado, but are unable to provide a relocation package for this position.


The Denver Region Manager position is a salaried full-time position with an annual salary range of $50,000– $60,200. A bonus maybe available dependent on organizational performance. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should email the following to

– Cover letter (1-page or less) that includes why you want to join the Special Olympics Colorado team and why youfeel this position is a good fit for you.
– Resume

A complete application is required for consideration for this position.

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.

Updated 4/2022

Application Process:

  • Cover letter (1-page or less) that includes why you want to join the Special Olympics Colorado team and why you feel this position is a good fit for you.
  • Resume: A complete application is required for consideration for this position.
Please email both documents to