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While most Special Olympics services are provided by a dedicated group of volunteer coaches, fundraisers and event workers, Special Olympics Kentucky does employ a small staff to help organize competitions fundraising events and handle day-to-day operations of our statewide program. This offers opportunities for work in a challenging and rewarding environment that helps to change the lives of the athletes we serve and their families.

Position: Development Coordinator

Description: The Development Coordinator is a full-time exempt position that is a member of the Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) Development Team.  This position will work out of SOKY’s Frankfort Office and support the President/CEO to provide both administrative support and oversight on assigned development projects.  This position will have a small amount of in-state travel and will be required to work some weekends and evenings.

Responsible To: President/CEO


  • Assist the President/CEO with daily activities to include managing sponsor relationships, sponsor fulfillment and government relations work.
  • Work with the President/CEO to communicate with the Board of Directors and assist with preparations for quarterly Board Meetings.
  • Update Raisers Edge reflecting all donor/sponsor activity to include meetings, discussions and sponsorships.
  • Manage Board of Directors Annual Giving.
  • Manage the IDMP (Integrated Direct Mail Program) program and ensure that all donors are entered into RE and thanked appropriately.
  • Manage the on-line EOY Giving Campaign through Special Olympics Int’l (SOI).
  • Manage SOKY’s EOY Appeal Mailing.
  • Prepare SOKY’s Annual Report
  • Assist the President/CEO in managing statewide promotions (Subaru Share the Love, Golf Outings, Ohio Mills, etc.).
  • Support the Development Team when needed at Plunge & Pull Events.
  • Oversee and manage SOKY’s two Raffle Promotions (Disney Raffle & Gift Card Raffle).


  • Great attitude and work ethic
  • Team Player
  • Individual who is enthusiastic and eager to work with focus and discipline
  • Individual needs to have great people-skills with the ability to engage easily with others
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Be computer literate, have good knowledge and appreciation of database management and word processing
  • Basic creative and design skills desired
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Someone who can be flexible with their work schedule

Anyone interested in applying should send cover letter, resume & references to tmazzoni@soky.org by February 19.




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