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Executive Director


Las Vegas, NV, USA

  • Salary$90,000 to $110,000 Annually
  • Benefits OfferedVision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment TypeFull-Time


Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada (SONC/SONV) strives to enrich the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports, education, and athlete health. With 45 employees in the two states, we maintain a headquarters office in the San Francisco Bay Area, a primary Nevada office in Las Vegas, and satellite offices in both states. We offer free, year-round sports training and competition opportunities on community-based teams in both states. Currently we are increasing our presence in schools through our Schools Partnership Program, to promote inclusion at an early age; growing our Unified Sports program, which brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates; and working to improve the over-all health of our athletes through Healthy Athletes events, offering free health screenings and referrals. To support our programs, we plan to grow above our current annual budget of approximately $7,000,000, of which $1,000,000 is dedicated to the Nevada program.



We plan to expand our Nevada presence to include an Executive Director (ED), based in Las Vegas, to serve as the face of our organization throughout the state. The ED will report to the SONC/SONV President & CEO, and will work closely with both the 27 member SONC/SONV Board of Directors and the newly formed Nevada Advisory Board. In this outward-facing position, the ED will be responsible for generating revenue from multiple sources in Nevada, for cultivating relationships with key Nevada supporters, for representing the organization in the community, and for creating and supporting collaborative relationships with other organizations.




  • Work closely with the Nevada Advisory Board to support Nevada fundraising, maintain the current annual revenue base, and generate at least $150,000 in incremental new revenue annually
  • Identify and cultivate corporate and major gifts prospects
  • Grow individual giving and corporate revenues in Nevada
  • Increase number of third party events benefitting Nevada program
  • Support and expand our fundraising partnership with Nevada law enforcement agencies
  • Identify and secure sponsors for special events, for general program competitions, and for the Schools Partnership Program (SPP) in Nevada
  • Work with local and state level government agencies and representatives throughout the state to obtain funding and to raise awareness
  • Oversee at least one key Nevada special event annually

Management and Outreach

  • Supervise Nevada staff (currently four individuals in two locations)
  • Represent program at community, media and corporate events
  • Create and expand collaborative relationships with key Nevada organizations
  • Update the SONC/SONV President & CEO on a regular basis
  • Help build the annual expense and revenue plan for Nevada
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of the Nevada marketing plan
  • Identify and help to recruit additional members for the Advisory Board and Board of Directors


Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. A highly organized self-starter, able to work both collaboratively and independently. Dedicated to the principles of inclusion.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or ExperienceBachelor’s degree in business or a related field. Minimum five years of successful sales and/or fundraising experience. Computer literacy, including but not limited to MS Office, required. Nonprofit, strong leadership, consensus building, business management, and strategic planning experience preferred.

Language SkillsAbility to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure manuals and similar documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from others. Fluency in English. Ability to write detailed instructions and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.

Mathematical and Reasoning AbilityAbility to compute basic mathematical calculations. Ability to decipher various reports and maintain reports upon request.

Age18 years of age or above.

Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, stretch, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Essential responsibilities include moderate physical ability such as lift or maneuver at least thirty (30) pounds, and varied instances of standing/walking.

Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that exists while an employee is performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate.
  • Must be able to interact with others in a professional manner.
  • Due to the nature of the position, the Executive Director must be able to travel and to work varying schedules to meet the organization’s needs.


SONC/SONV offers a generous array of benefits: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, basic life & long-term disability insurance, and employer contributions to the 403(b) plan. We also provide paid holidays, paid vacation, paid personal days, paid sick days, health savings accounts and pre-tax reimbursement accounts, and permit business casual attire.

Special Olympics Nevada

We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of services to our athletes. Our sports training and competition opportunities provide athletes of all ability levels the chance to play and be part of a team. Skills like being a good teammate, winning with grace, and encouraging others are all skills that carry over into their every day lives. We're in our schools! Through sports, we are bringing special education students and general education students on the same playing field, promoting acceptance and respect for all


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