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.


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.


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

No phone calls please.


Join our Development Department

The Director of Fundraising & Philanthropy oversees critical fundraising pillars for SOOR – the success of which dictates the organization’s ability to provide programming for the athletes – that include fundraising events, corporate sponsorships/partnerships, and our Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) partnership. Corporate partnerships and sponsorships are a key ingredient of SOOR’s revenue portfolio and this person will need to be skilled in the entire sales cycle: securing a meeting with a new marketing or sponsorship executive, engaging in discovery and a needs analysis, building a customized proposal that leverages our sellable inventory (Polar Plunge, Plane Pull, SOOR Active, Unified Champion Schools, three seasons of sport, cause marketing campaigns, etc.) with strong marketing assets (robust social media channels, dynamic website, wide-reaching newsletter, key media relationships, brand activation, entitlement platforms, and volunteer opportunities to provide companies with the ability to align with SOOR, a global brand, to achieve meaningful results. We care deeply about the quality of our partnerships and feel they are strongest when there is a clear and well-communicated value proposition and plan for execution.





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.