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Now hiring: SOBC Vice President, Fund Development & Communications

Special Olympics is humanity’s greatest classroom, where lessons of ability, acceptance, and inclusion are illuminated on fields of play by our greatest teachers – the athletes. When people see the seriousness and sense of purpose evident in each Special Olympics athlete, a window of understanding opens. Special Olympics BC provides year-round sport, youth, health, and fitness programs and athletic competition in 18 sports to over 5,200 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in 55 communities. These programs improve the health, self-esteem, and skills of every Special Olympics athlete. In turn, the athletes open hearts and minds to the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities, and create inclusive communities throughout our province.

In this rare opportunity, Special Olympics BC is looking for the right individual to lead our fund development and communications teams. The successful candidate will report to the President & CEO, and serve as a member of the organization’s senior management team. The Vice President, Fund Development & Communications provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the organization has the financial resources and communications tactics in place to ensure growth and financial strength well into the future. With a budget of more than $3 million provincially, and another $2.5 million at the community level, Special Olympics BC is determined to find the right individual with senior expertise and a proven track record in fund development. The successful candidate will have experience with events, sponsorships, and donor stewardship, as well as well-honed business judgment, analytical strength, and a focused and pragmatic approach to fund development and communications.

Our ideal candidate will bring a passion for the work of Special Olympics BC, an alignment with our values, and a commitment to working with a wide range of stakeholders in order to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport. With their knowledge and communication skills, they will provide strategic counsel and build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels. We want a respected fundraising and communications leader who can be described as entrepreneurial, dynamic, flexible, transparent, committed, and ethical – a results-oriented visionary who is able to roll up the sleeves.

If you want to help Special Olympics BC change lives as the next step in your professional career, please submit your cover letter and resume to Dan Howe at dhowe@specialolympics.bc.ca. So that we clearly understand expectations of candidates, please include your desired salary in your cover letter. To learn more about our meaningful movement, please visit www.specialolympics.bc.ca.

This posting will be open until we have found the right individual. 

**We thank all applicants for their interest in Special Olympics BC; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. **

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