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Jobs and Internships

Internships:

GLASA’s internship programs provides career development opportunities for students majoring in Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Adaptive Sports, Sports Psychology, Non-Profit Management, Development, Marketing and more.  Interns can be currently enrolled in a college, be a recent college graduate or be an experienced professional looking to gain exposure to a new career or field.  Intern positions vary from part-time (as little as 10 hours/week) up to full time positions for the entire season.

For internship inquiries, please contact:
Shannon Hellen, Office Manager
[email protected]
847-283-0908

Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Full-Time, Salaried)

GLASA is seeking a Program Manager to ensure GLASA’s adaptive and Paralympic sports, recreation and wellness activities are of the utmost quality and value to athletes who have a physical or visual disability.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate GLASA’s adaptive sports, recreation and wellness activities including weekly programs, injured military programming, clinics, and competitions. Larger programs will have shared responsibility with another Program full-time staff member.
  • Provide coaching and instruction to programs and clinics as needed
  • Work closely with national governing bodies and other sports organizations to ensure compliance in programming
  • Coordinate team and individual travel for GLASA teams and athletes
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to support and recruit coaches as needed
  • Prepare and monitor budget for programs
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate interns
  • Provide on-going communication with staff members, athletes and family members to ensure success in all areas
  • Work with athletes on adaptive equipment fittings, ordering equipment and making modifications as needed
  • Report prudent programming statistics to GLASA staff as needed for grants, donors, etc.
  • Maintain SafeSport and other certifications for coaches and staff as required
  • Ensure that equipment is loaded into van/trailer and transported to weekly programs and other GLASA events
  • Provide support as needed for special events, programs and competitions
  • Promote GLASA’s programs, competitions and special events through outreach, promotional events and community engagement opportunities to recruit new athletes and share GLASA’s mission
  • Ensure a safe environment for all assigned programs
  • Provide direction, supervision and support to volunteers, part-time staff and coaches

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Kinesiology, Adaptive Physical Education, Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, Therapeutic Recreation or related degree
  • Minimum of one year of coaching, leadership and programming experience required
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Office products
  • Experience with social media preferred
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed for weekly programs, competitions and special events
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work successfully both with a team and independently
  • Strong passion to support adaptive and Paralympic sports both live and virtually
  • Ability to travel to regional and national competitions

Benefits include: Health insurance, paid time off, company cell phone. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Relocation stipend is available if moving from outside a 50-mile radius.

Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. No recruiters or phone calls please.
https://tinyurl.com/GLASAProgramMGR


Job Opportunity: Competitions and Special Events Manager (Full-Time, Salaried)

GLASA is seeking a Competitions and Special Events Manager to ensure the planning and implementation of GLASA’s competitions and special events are of the utmost quality and value to those attending.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate GLASA’s competitions and special events. This could include finding and renting facilities, planning logistics, purchasing/transporting equipment and supplies, obtaining hotel rooms, marketing and promotion of event, coordinating meals, planning concessions, purchasing awards, recruiting officials, working with classifiers, purchasing merchandise and planning transportation.
  • Work with GLASA staff, interns and volunteers to implement special events and competitions such as:: Great Lakes Games – a three- or four-day, multi-sport annual competition for people who have a physical or visual disability, including injured military, Twilight 5K Run, Walk and Roll, Track and Field, Wheelchair Football and other sport specific clinics throughout the year, Sport specific junior training camps, Wheelchair Tennis tournament and clinic, and Holiday Party for athletes, families, coaches, Board and donors
  • Serve as point person for Great Lakes Games
  • Recruit and manage a Local Organizing Committee for the Great Lakes Games
  • Maintain, identify and develop partnerships to maintain special event offerings
  • Ensure that equipment is loaded into van/trailer and transported to GLASA special events
  • Create and send surveys to event participants to assess satisfaction with special events/clinics/competitions and help implement improvements
  • Compile and track data for events including attendee demographics, testimonials and other key pieces of information to be used in outreach, marketing, grant applications and sponsorship opportunities
  • Monitor and update budgets for special events and competitions
  • Assist program managers in management and maintenance of GLASA’s and Move United’s equipment inventory
  • Work with appropriate staff and committee members to develop and implement a marketing plan for competitions and special events to ensure good attendance
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate event interns

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sports Management, Hospitality, Parks and Recreation Management, Marketing, Communications Therapeutic Recreation or related discipline
  • Prior experience in implementing large sporting events and/or special events
  • Experience in event management in a sports setting
  • Strong personal passion to support adaptive sports events on a local, regional and national level
  • Available to oversee events which will occur on evenings and weekends

Benefits: Health, paid time off and company cell phone. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Relocation stipend available if moving from outside a 50-mile radius of the GLASA Office.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls or recruiters please.
https://tinyurl.com/GLASACompetitionMGR


Job Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time, Remote Optional)

GLASA is seeking a detail-oriented Volunteer Coordinator to be responsible for recruiting volunteers for the various opportunities within the organization. This position is part-time (15 hours per week on average) and can be performed remotely except for special events and programs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

• Recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers
• Collecting volunteer information, availabilities, and skills
• Maintaining an up-to-date database of volunteers and opportunities
• Using marketing tools such as outreach, social media, e-mails and volunteer databases
• Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities
• Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the necessary training
• Communicating with all staff members on volunteer opportunities available
• Keeping schedules and records of volunteers’ work
• Ensuring the organization’s purpose is conveyed to the public
• Coordinates volunteer recognition and appreciation events and activities
• Attends community events for recruitment of volunteers

Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent is required. A degree in business management, human resources or related field is a plus
• Experience in volunteering and recruitment is preferred
• Proficient computer skills necessary. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, i.e. Outlook and Excel strongly preferred
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
• Strong organization and team-building skills are key to success in this role
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to be on site coordinating volunteers at GLASA events, including Great Lakes Games, Twilight, Gala, monthly visits to weekly programs and other special events as needed
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and encourage others

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls or recruiters please.
https://tinyurl.com/GLASAVolCOORD