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Unified Champions School Program Assistant

JOB TITLE: Unified Champions School Program Assistant

STATUS: Part-time

REPORTS TO: Director of Unified Champion Schools

POSTED: July 26, 2023

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 25, 2023


Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) office in Nashville, Tennessee.

Summary: This position will employ an individual with an intellectual disability for one year to help prepare them for future employment. The Unified Champion Schools Program Assistant position is responsible for providing support for all Unified Champion Schools state initiatives, including leadership training, school recruitment, and other program support.

This position will also be responsible for helping build partnerships and fostering growth in Special Olympics Tennessee’s relationships with schools, athletic directors, education, administrators, and Unified Sports® coaches.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience as a Special Olympics Athlete.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and experience working with a variety of people.
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Have organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently.
  • A commitment and understanding of the mission of Special Olympics.
  • Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry light loads.
  • Willing to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements.
  • All employees must pass a background check and submit to random drug testing.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in meetings for school recruitment and training.
  • Assist schools’ UCS programs as needed to ensure the successful implementation of leadership programming, whole-school engagement, and Unified Sports.
  • Represent Special Olympics Tennessee by speaking to service clubs and community groups when needed.
  • Assist in training school personnel in the development and implementation of Unified Champion Schools’ initiatives and criteria.
  • Assist with Athlete Leadership programming as needed.
  • Assist with Special Olympics Tennessee’s competitions, program activities, and special events as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities assigned by the Director of Unified Champion Schools or SOTN Administration.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the heart of all that we do at Special Olympics Tennessee as we strive to promote unity and create a community where everyone belongs. We value, celebrate, and support all differences, backgrounds and viewpoints and understand that a focus on greater diversity and inclusion will enrich our organization and our world.

Special Olympics Tennessee is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

COMPENSATION:  Position is a one-year part-time position paid through the Unified Champions Schools grant funded by the US Department of Education. Employees must submit weekly timesheets as a requirement of the grant.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lauren Simpson at [email protected].