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Senior Manager of Health & Wellness Programs

Website and Information Coordinator


Senior Manager of Health & Wellness Programs

The Senior Manager of Health & Wellness Programs position is both challenging and rewarding. It requires a dedication to working with our existing and future partners with diplomacy and professionalism. It requires the ability to multitask and be detailed while processing a large volume of work. Whether the program is small in scope (e.g. 25 people) or large in scope (e.g. 600 people), Global requires the same rigor, integrity and follow-through.


Responsibilities

General

  • Successfully plan, schedule, organize and implement Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s existing health and fitness programs serving children and/or adults with Down syndrome in Colorado.
  • Evaluate a variety of program opportunities and partnerships resulting in successful planning, scheduling, organizing/implementing new health and fitness programs serving children and/or adults with Down syndrome in Colorado and out. Such new programs should promote the mission, values and goals of Global.
  • Ensure the safety, participant and donor satisfaction, and finances of all of Global’s health and wellness programs.
  • Work closely with Development and Communication & PR personnel to maximize fundraising and publicity for Global’s health and wellness programs.
  • Work closely with Global’s partners including the Crnic Institute and the Sie Center to maximize synergy between the organizations (e.g. resource tables, working with physical therapists from the Sie Center).
  • Recruit and manage a talented, motivated, responsible program coordinator.

Global’s Existing Health & Wellness Programs

  • Dare to Play Soccer camp – in conjunction with Regis University and the Rapids MLS Team
  • Dare to Play Football camp – in conjunction with Ed McCaffrey and Valor Christian High School
  • Dare to Cheer camp – in conjunction with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders
  • Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class – in conjunction with the Colorado Ballet
  • Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fitness Class with Pure Barre – in conjunction with Littleton Pure Barre

Global’s Planned Health & Wellness Programs

  • Healthy bodies – safety and dance class
  • Dare to Play Tennis camp – in conjunction with Gates Tennis Center
  • National HS Soccer Franchise
  • Dare to Paint class – in conjunction with Neiman Marcus and Canvas & Cocktails
  • Other TBD dance classes – in conjunction with Colorado Ballet

Assist the Sr Director of Operations and Government Affairs and the Executive Director as required


Job requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, B.A. Degree in Camp Administration or degree in related field.
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications.
  • Five years sports camp or similar program management and administrative experience.
  • Ability to recruit and supervise volunteers and campers/program participants.
  • Ability to budget, plan, originate, organize and carry out programs.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge and experience in working with children in a supervised environment.
  • Extensive experience working in a fast-paced environment, with little support staff and organizing volunteers to deliver key results (non-profit sector or similar background).
  • Attention to detail and rigorous follow-through.
  • Ability to deliver on goals in an organized, responsible and accountable manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Travel to a variety of locations is required.

Character requirements

  • High ethical standards, high level of confidentially.
  • Ability to handle yourself in a professional manner including during pressurized situations.
  • Possession of strong leadership skills while maintaining an attitude of cooperation and ability to work as a team player. Work effectively with individuals at all levels in organizations and in the general public.
  • Excellent work ethic and positive disposition (welcoming, helpful and accountable).
  • Ability to work effectively with ethnic, cultural and diverse populations.
  • Flexible with changing priorities and diversity within responsibilities.

Preferred

  • National camp franchise experience.
  • Fundraising and/or grant writing experience.
  • Conference planning and/or project management experience.
  • MA in Sports Science, MA in health and fitness area.
  • Prior experience providing services to people with Down syndrome or other differently-abled populations.

Reporting

Reports to Global Senior Director of Operations and Government Affairs


Compensation

This is an exempt position and salary is commensurate with experience and salary history. Health insurance, vacation, sick days, holidays, yearly merit salary review.


To apply

To apply for any open position, email a resume and cover letter to mlivingston@ajsfoundation.com. No calls please.


Foundation Overview

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through government advocacy, education, awareness and fundraising for the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.

Established in 2009, the Foundation’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (the “Institute”). The Institute is the first organization in the U.S. with the mission to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with Down syndrome through basic and clinical research and through clinical care. The Institute incorporates scientific partners both locally and globally, with headquarters at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Colorado.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment and provides equal employment opportunity regarding race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, or military status and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.




Website and Information Coordinator

The Website and Information Coordinator position is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to use your content management, graphic design and writing skills to further the mission of an exciting, new organization. The main responsibility of this position will be to manage Global’s online presence and assist with marketing communications. The position will be full time.


Responsibilities

Website

  • Support the Director of Website and Information to create and update content; post new pages to website via WordPress content management system
  • Research medical and research publications as appropriate to ensure the accuracy of information posted on the website
  • Ensure timely uploading of program and event information, including sponsor updates
  • Ensure quality of website; check for broken links, outdated information, etc.
  • Coordinate & assist with social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, blog, other)
  • Assist with email campaigns, including advocacy, news and event-related emails
  • Monitor and update affiliated/partner/event websites
  • Assist with creation of marketing collateral in conjunction with Global staff
  • Provide website-related support to constituents as directed

Newsletter

  • Assist the Director of Website and Information with the newsletter as directed, including researching content, writing articles, and providing information as needed to freelance contractors

Administrative

  • Assist the Director of Website and Information with administrative duties such as copying, filing, compiling weekly website analytics reports
  • Other duties as directed

Qualifications

Required

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent editing/proofreading skills
  • High ethical standards, maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Act in a professional manner, including during pressurized situations
  • Excellent work ethic and positive disposition; excellent ability to multi-task
  • Excellent judgment in terms of problem solving and knowing when to ask for direction versus when to work independently; ability to think “outside of the box”
  • Ability to work effectively with ethnic, cultural and diverse populations
  • Work effectively with individuals at all levels in organizations
  • Flexible with changing priorities and diversity within responsibilities
  • Attention to detail and rigorous follow-through
  • Strong ability to finalize deliverables on time and correctly

Preferred

  • Experience with Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, Accessibility, and Usability
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript

Compensation

This is an exempt position and salary is commensurate with experience and salary history.


To apply

To apply for any open position, email a resume and cover letter to mlivingston@ajsfoundation.com. No calls please.


Foundation Overview

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through government advocacy, education, awareness and fundraising for the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.

Established in 2009, the Foundation’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (the “Institute”). The Institute is the first organization in the U.S. with the mission to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with Down syndrome through basic and clinical research and through clinical care. The Institute incorporates scientific partners both locally and globally, with headquarters at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Colorado.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment and provides equal employment opportunity regarding race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, or military status and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.