Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

Professional Opportunities

Special Olympics is a sports organization, but it's also much more. We are a global movement helping to transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and build communities of unity and inclusion all over the world.

Our Opportunities

Positions posted below are only for opportunities available with Special Olympics International, which is based in Washington, D.C, and has offices in seven countries.

In addition, there are over 200 separate accredited Special Olympics offices around the world. For opportunities at those other U.S. or international offices of Special Olympics, get in touch with a Special Olympics office near you.

Special Olympics is an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage you to apply if:

  • You have experience of successfully working alongside a team of diverse committed individuals
  • You have a passion for social inclusion and equality
  • You're a self-starter and committed to the greater good
  • You drive for results, bottom line oriented and steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • You are a process driven leader who get things done and get more out of fewer resources
  • You enjoy navigating unforeseen challenges and working through ambiguity 
  • You're an out of the box creative thinker who thrives on innovation to ensure mission success
  • You're only satisfied when the job is completely finished 
  • You're generous with your time and enjoy flexibility
  • You're an exceptional team player with a great work ethic 
  • You have an unshakable thirst to be at the heart of social change 
  • You have an unwavering attention to detail and high levels of organization