Program Officer – Youth and Schools


The Youth and Schools Program Officer will implement and manage Unified Schools initiatives in schools and communities nationwide. Initiatives also include Youth Activation and Club Development. This position is the key resource and contact for schools, individuals and families to conduct Unified programs which involve students with and without intellectual disabilities and implement Unified Champion Schools activities in classrooms at all age levels. Regular travel is necessary. Serves as spokesperson for all education programs for Special Olympics Pilipinas.

The Youth and Schools Program Officer will report directly to the National Director.

PositionAdmin and Human Resource Officer
Contract TypeProject-Based, fulltime, Remote
DepartmentProgramme with Technical support to Sports
Primary ResponsibilitiesOversee growth of the Unified Schools efforts and its initiatives, reaching strategic growth goals. Maintains partnership with appropriate agencies that can help forward the Unified schools initiatives.

Oversee the implementation of Clubs development efforts in schools 

Identify, recruit and facilitate unified activities in elementary, middle, high school, transition and college programs across the country. Accurately track data, equipment needs and report activity. Responsible for management of School Partnerships programming and Unified Schools data. Develop program guides and other resources (toolkits) for Unified Schools and School Partnership programs as well as Young Athletes program.

Develop and maintain relationships with school administrators, teachers, and volunteers to grow the Unified Strategies program. Partner with appropriate agencies to aid in this endeavor. Provide resources to educators so students can register to become Special Olympics Pilipinas athletes.

Recruit key education leaders across the country to serve on the Global Coalition for Inclusion. Hold regular meetings and communication. Strategies and measurable tracked annually. Grow funding and support through this committee.

Educate and train teachers and professionals on how to build and expand unified programming. Aide in coordination of culminating events as well as activities at all Games.

Responsible for writing grants and managing all Unified Schools funding. Develop budget and manage all expenses related to Unified Strategies.

Manage data flow within Special Olympics Pilipinas which includes but is not limited to: athlete/partner annual school based registration forms, school base coordinator information, volunteer forms, potential sponsors and donors; cash, in-kind, collaborative agencies and expense reporting.

US teacher training & leadership team facilitation

Represent the organization at business and organization meetings.

Assist at sporting as well as other events as needed.

Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
QualificationsBachelor’s degree and experience in Sports or Education field or experience working with and understanding the needs of those with intellectual disabilities. Must have passion for mission. Weekend and nationwide travel necessary. Public speaking and budget management required. Must be able to work independently with a positive attitude.

Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.

Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Display a positive attitude and work in a team environment.

Professional appearance required.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with leadership, donors, volunteers and the general public in a professional manner.

Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.

Computer/database maintenance skills.

Ability to make evaluative judgments.

Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.

Special Olympics Pilipinas is a part of a global organization that aims to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. We believe in the power of sports to bring joy and transformation. Our mission is to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion among individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. We work every day, all around the world, to unleash the potential of the human spirit. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and empowers individuals to thrive.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by Philippine laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Is Special Olympics Right For You?

We encourage you to apply if:

  • You have experience successfully working alongside a team of diverse and determined 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, are bottom-line oriented, and steadfastly push yourself and others for results
  • You are a process-driven leader who gets things done and gets 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 unquenchable thirst to be at the heart of social change
  • You enjoy giving unwavering attention to detail and possess high levels of organization

To submit your application, kindly send your Letter of Intent and an updated Curriculum Vitae to: 

Mr. Janvie Amido
National Director
Special Olympics Pilipinas
[email protected]

Please include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We kindly request that you refrain from making any calls or sending emails to follow up on your application.

Timeline (2024):

  • Third week of February – Initial Interview
  • Last week of February – Final Interview and exams
  • First week of March – Announcement of results
  • Second week of March – Onboarding and compliance of requirements
  • March 16 – First Day of Work