Manager, Health and Wellness
Job Details
Main Office - Pleasant Hill, CA
Full Time Salary Exempt
$62,400.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%
Manager, Health and Wellness

About Us: Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada (SONC) improves the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities by providing them with year-round sports training and competition opportunities. In addition to participating in 14 different sports each year, our more than 25,000 athletes cultivate a variety of life skills and access services that improve their health. Those health services, managed by our Health & Wellness team, are a vital and expanding part of what we, and Special Olympics programs throughout the world, provide.

Position Summary: Our Health & Wellness team provides year-round, community-based programs aimed to improve the overall physical condition and lifespan of athletes, coaches, families, and community members. The Healthy Athletes program provides health assessments, education, referrals, and limited care in multiple specialties by professionals and their supervised students at Healthy Athletes events throughout Northern California and Nevada, and the Fitness programs offer exercise opportunities for athletes to complement their sports seasons. The Manager, Health & Wellness, based in our Pleasant Hill, California headquarters office, will be responsible for managing aspects of these health-oriented programs in Northern California.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Overall management for the SONC Healthy Athletes specialty programs: Fit Feet, FUNfitness, Health Promotion, Healthy Hearing, MedFest, Opening Eyes, Special Smiles, and Strong Minds.
  • Manage specific Healthy Athletes events and initiatives, including:
    • Oversee local clinic activities and assist with events management; and
    • Procure and disseminate equipment, resource materials, and supplies needed for the success of each event; and
    • Identify and assist athletes requiring follow-up care as needed; and
    • Organize the Passport to Health program.
  • Serve as primary contact for all participating Clinical Directors, including:
    • Provide resource, logistical and operational support to Healthy Athlete Clinical Directors running events in local areas;
    • Recruit new Clinical Directors in all offered disciplines as needed;
    • Create and manage Healthy Athletes referral network and
    • Facilitate relationships between Clinical Directors, sponsors, and volunteers.
  • Data collection and reporting duties, including:
    • Monitor grants, including preparation of post-event reports, for those which fund Healthy Athletes and events;
    • Perform data entry via UpMetrics, database management, and statistical analysis as needed for the program; and
    • Assist with the tracking of all medical data collected through health screenings and other health programs.
  • Prepare informational materials for, and meet with, potential medical/health suppliers, medical and health professional schools, partners and sponsors in order to steward and develop new relationships.
  • Oversee seasonal Walking Club programs:
    • Coordinate seasons with coaches, athletes, and volunteers; and
    • Managed communications via email and website; and
    • Host virtual sessions as necessary; and
    • Attend practices when appropriate.
  • Administrative duties include but not limited to:
    • Attend Special Olympics virtual & in-person meetings for Healthy Athletes
    • External and intra-organization web page maintenance; and
    • External email account maintenance.
  • Assist with Health & Wellness programs as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills & Experiences:

  • A passion for our mission of promoting inclusivity for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities through year-round sports and health programming;
  • Bachelors degree in Public Health or other relevant disciplines (i.e. adaptive physical education, healthcare administration, or sports management);
  • Two to four years of demonstrated experience in program development and management, ideally with a focus on improving health outcomes;
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing events for large groups;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Flexibility - managing competing demands and adapting to changes in the work environment;
  • Solid computer skills MS Office and Google Suite; experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce, or like programs, is a plus
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as event schedules may require;
  • Multilingual and video editing experience is a plus.

We offer an inclusive, casual work environment. This position requires local/regional travel and evening/weekend work. Access to a vehicle is a must.

Salary: $62,400/year

Benefits include, but are not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) retirement plan, life and long-term disability insurance, vacation, sick and personal days, federal holidays, and a paid winter break.


Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities; please let us know if you need accommodations for the interview process. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with diverse backgrounds.



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