Our client is Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO), a 501c3 corporation. SOCO is an independent chapter of Special Olympics North America (SONA), a region of Special Olympics International. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.
The President/CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors, reports to the Board Chairman, and works closely with the Executive Committee. The President/CEO works with the Board to develop policies and procedures which support the mission of SOCO and the strategic direction of the Board, develops succession plans with Board input, and provides operational direction and inspired leadership in support of the mission and direction. The President/CEO will respond to the Board’s goals by developing focused objectives and an integrated plan for achieving those objectives throughout the year.
The President/CEO directs the day-to-day operation of the organization. Together with the senior staff, the President/CEO develops the operational plan and budget, which is approved by the Board. He/she represents SOCO throughout the community and the state. In addition, the President/CEO of SOCO represents the Colorado program at meetings and events at the national and international level.
Working with the Board to maintain the current funding base, the President/CEO will also develop new sources of funding. In addition, the President/CEO will look for new and creative ways to increase the number of participating athletes and volunteers.