At Special Olympics Michigan, we’re committed to building a 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 benefits enhancements that reflect our changing times and help our employees create a satisfying work-life balance for themselves and their families.
We are focused on the well-being of our employees throughout the state because we know they are the difference-makers in the lives of our Special Olympics Michigan athletes. We aim to create a positive atmosphere where employees feel valued, fulfilled, challenged, and engaged. We truly want people to love working here, and we strive to create a culture that allows for growth, opportunity, and fun.
Whatever your background, there’s a career waiting for you at Special Olympics Michigan.
Please email your cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment to the email address specified with each job listed. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for our positions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A valid Michigan driver’s license and successful passing of background screening are required for each position.
Current Job Opportunities
- Athlete Registration/Engagement Coordinator
Recruiting and onboarding new athletes and teams is at the core of what we do at Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is seeking an experienced database administrator with strong organization skills and proficiency in excel to serve as the Athlete Registration/Engagement Coordinator. This role will be working in collaboration with many departments across the organization to ensure that the process to become an athlete and to register for a sport is easy and successful for all involved.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join SOMI AmeriCorps to impact the health of your community and create real change! SOMI AmeriCorps is a health-focused AmeriCorps program with multiple service sites throughout the state of Michigan. Members lead various health initiatives to address health disparities for people with intellectual disabilities and the community. Some member duties include leading health and fitness programming, planning family engagement health events, planning and leading developmental sports practices, expanding the reach of the SOMI Unified Champion Schools initiatives, working with local school systems to provide support and programming, engaging volunteers, spreading awareness of key mental health information, and participating in team meetings and service projects.
If you have additional questions, contact Sara Galik at email@example.com.
- Internship: Health and Fitness
Special Olympics Michigan offers unpaid internship opportunities with flexible schedules and hours. Health and Fitness interns will gain hands-on experience in the areas of developing, planning, organizing, and managing of fitness and wellness programming for athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
Location(s): Mt. Pleasant MI, Southeast MI (remote), Grand Rapids MI
- To apply for the Mt. Pleasant position, send your resume to Kellie Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
- To apply for the Grand Rapids position, send your resume to Nick Caudle at email@example.com
- To apply for the Southeast position, send your resume to Danielle VanAcker at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Internship: Facility and Events
The Special Olympics Unified and Inclusion Center is a one-of-a-kind facility that will be the largest Special Olympics regional facility in the world once completed. It will also serve as a service hub to intellectually disabled people in Southwest Michigan by partnering with other non-profits that serve the community. This position will help the facility be at its highest level of cleanliness standards.
- Internship: Media & Communication
Special Olympics Michigan offers unpaid internship opportunities with flexible schedules and hours. Media & communication interns will gain hands-on experience in developing, planning, and executing the greater story of SOMI to athletes, coaches, volunteers, and the public at large.
Location(s): Mt. Pleasant, MI & Grand Rapids, MI
To apply, send your resume to Bo Parker at email@example.com