Careers + Internships

There isn’t a better family to join than Special Olympics Oregon. We have a small state office staff that relies on a village of supporters that can include interns, contractors, pro bono services, and volunteers to carry out administrative projects and mission delivery. Please check this page to find a list of available full or part-time positions, internships, and other areas of need.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

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 Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet minimum Oregon vehicle insurance requirements and successful passing of background screening are required for each position.

Please respond only if you have the required experience and are already living in the stated region (relocation costs will not be paid).

Upon successful electronic submittal of your email of interest, a receipt confirmation will be automatically sent to you. You may have to check your spam or junk folder for this email.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, salary history/requirements to jobs@soor.org.

No phone calls please.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Join our Development and Marketing Department.

Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) seeks an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking Marketing and Communications Director to lead the planning and execution of the annual marketing and communications strategy.

The development and marketing department is seeking a full-time exempt Director of Marketing & Communication to support our mission, serving as a member of development while supporting the organizations marketing and communications initiatives reporting directly to the Vice President of Development and Marketing. This role is new to the organization and provides a unique opportunity for a seasoned marketing and communications professional to create and implement a robust plan that will be vital to our success. A standard for excellence in job performance, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team, will be critical to launch a marketing plan while create new channels of communication. This position will develop and manage the marketing committee comprised primarily of volunteers.

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Join our Signature Events team and put your outreach, recruitment, and customer service skills to use for good!

Special Olympics Oregon is looking for an outgoing and passionate campaigner to help build Oregon's largest season of Polar Plunge yet. This role will act as the boots on the ground in the metro area to recruit and build new Polar Plunge teams, create new partnerships, and help craft the voice of the 2023 Rose City Polar Plunge. Work alongside our dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and athletes to grow the impact this event has on our mission and the community at large. See below for more details and submit cover letter and resume to jobs@soor.org if interested in applying!

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Central Oregon Polar Plunge Manager

Join our Signature Events team and put your outreach, recruitment, and customer service skills to use for good!

Special Olympics Oregon is looking for an outgoing and passionate campaigner to help build Oregon's largest season of Polar Plunge yet. This role will act as the boots on the ground in Bend and it's surrounding communities to recruit and build new Polar Plunge teams, create new partnerships, and help craft the voice of the 2023 Central Oregon Polar Plunge. Work alongside our dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and athletes to grow the impact this event has on our mission and the community at large. See below for more details and submit cover letter and resume to jobs@soor.org if interested in applying!

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Join our Signature Events team and put your outreach, recruitment, and customer service skills to use for good!

Special Olympics Oregon is looking for an outgoing and passionate campaigner to help build Oregon's largest season of Polar Plunge yet. This role will act as the boots on the ground to recruit and build new Polar Plunge teams, create new partnerships, and help craft the voice of the first ever 2023 Wine Country Polar Plunge. This role will also support the second year of the Oregon Coast Polar Plunge (new in January 2022) in Seaside. Work alongside our dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and athletes to grow the impact this event has on our mission and the community at large. See below for more details and submit cover letter and resume to jobs@soor.org if interested in applying!

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Program & Volunteer Intern

Join our Program & Volunteer Services team as an intern and put your skills to good use!

Are you a great communicator?  Do you like to write?  Would you like to interact with our athletes in a leadership position?  Then, this is the position for you.  Work alongside our Program Team writing stories, making posts for social media, and working with our athletes!  See below for more details and reach out to us today!

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Become a Volunteer

Special Olympics Oregon volunteers are fundamental to every single program and event across the state. Volunteer opportunities range from coaching and program management to event volunteers and administrative support. There is a role for everyone.

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