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Project Unify Intern


Support Services Office, Phoenix, AZ

Reports To:

Director of Support Programs


Part-time, seasonal (Summer)



Position Details:

This position provides coordinative support to the Support Services office and includes but is not limited to program oversight and implementation, event planning, committee oversight, grant reporting, and area program advisement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Director of Support Programs with program coordinative duties
  • Establishes and maintains relationships for Youth Activation Committee (YAC), Athlete Leadership Program (ALPS), and other assigned programs
  • Annual development and tracking of YAC members, ALPS registration, event logistics and all other administrative program needs
  • Facilitate meetings and manage the needs of the Special Olympics Advocacy Resource (SOAR) / ALPS leadership committee 
  • Organize and implement all aspects of Athlete Leadership Program University and event follow-up with ALPS mentors, students and volunteers
  • Support and organize the needs of all program committees and advisory councils; schedule meetings, manage minutes and communicate with all key personnel and volunteers
  • Promote Support Programs at statewide conference,  meetings, and competitions
  • Seek new funding opportunities and assist with the procurement of funds for assigned Support Programs
  • Maintain in-kind donations records, grant reporting and other support program reporting
  • Follow strategic plan of Special Olympics Arizona to continue to meet goals and objectives while helping to maintain sustainable program structure and growth
  • Research, create and maintain opportunities and relationships for Support Program growth
  • Communicate with Volunteer Coordinator to ensure all necessary volunteers are secured for all events
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Additional Information:

Qualifications / Required Skills:

Passion for Special Olympics Arizona


Must pass Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background screening. (Required for all staff)


No degree required, however involvement in Special Olympics, Unified Sports, or Project Unify programs a plus.


Special Olympics Arizona Unified Sports® program, AIA, basic computer applications. 


Strong organizational, time management, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to establish and achieve quantified objectives; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Ability to work well on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines; Strong proficiency of computer software including Microsoft Office. Bilingual speaking ability a plus.

Physical Demands Include:

Standing, walking, climbing ladders, squatting, lifting through full range (must be able to lift a min of 25 lbs), working in confined spaces, working in extremes of heat, cold and inclement weather as well as working at heights above 6'. Moderate to heavy physical demands, will be required to load and unload trucks, and to lift equipment and other merchandise.


Must have own reliable transportation and fulfill assignments with reliability and punctuality, have a good driving history and must have valid AZ driver's license.

Work Schedule:

This position’s work schedule is part-time 20-30 hrs. per week which will be determined by the demands of the position and can include evenings and weekends, as well as extensive in-state travel.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Intern may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


The mission of Special Olympics Arizona is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with cognitive disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

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