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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.

Application Process

Please email your cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment to the email address specified with each job listed. Upon successful electronic submittal of your cover letter and resume, you will get an automated reply letting you know we have received your documents. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for our positions.

Application Information

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

AmeriCorps

Special Olympics Michigan has over a dozen opportunities across the state for half-time (approx. 24 hours/week) and three-quarter-time (approx. 32 hours/week) members. Service sites include Grand RapidsMt. PleasantLansingDetroit, and Flint. This opportunity is a ten-month service opportunity with a living allowance. Members will work directly with Special Olympics athletes and Young Athletes to offer evidence-based programming to impact lives. Members will also get to recruit volunteers and help SOMI expand its reach!

For a complete job description, click the link below and search for "Special Olympics Michigan".

AmeriCorps website

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

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  • To apply for the Mt. Pleasant or Southeast position, send your resume to Kellie Murphy at murph4kj@cmich.edu
  • To apply for the Grand Rapids position, send your resume to Nick Caudle at caudl1n@cmich.edu

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.

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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 bo.parker@somi.org