Website Special Olympics Tennessee
The Manager of Health & Fitness focuses on achieving the objectives related to the health and fitness of Special Olympics athletes. Strategies include programs to promote athletes’ fitness, health screening and follow-up care, and education of health professionals in providing care for people with intellectual disabilities.
1. Program Planning and Development
- Recruit and support the work of the volunteer Healthy Community Advisory Council
- Identify and recruit sponsors and grants to provide sustaining financial support, includingpossible government funding strategies
- Work with Special Olympics International to obtain relevant data on the health of athletes
- Develop collaborative relationship with health-related organizations to serve as partners on allhealth and fitness programs
2. Unified Fitness Clubs
- Develop Unified Fitness Club programs statewide that motivate year-round fitness activity and healthy lifestyles
- Train fitness club directors and provide ongoing support for data collection
- Maintain an inventory of Unified Fitness Club incentives and distribution plan
3. Healthy Athlete Screening events
- Create an annual calendar of free health screenings in a variety of health disciplines (hearing, dental, feet, vision, and general fitness)
- Coordinate involvement of certified Clinical Directors to provide health screening
- Oversee the collection and management of health data collection
- Create a system for tracking screening data by athlete
- Complete Capacity Grant requests to fund health screening events
4. Follow-up Health Care
- Create a system of follow-up care in each discipline in conjunction with health care providers for athletes referred following health screenings
- Track results of follow-up care and identify stories of impact
5. Health & Fitness Instruction
- Represent Special Olympics Tennessee (at conferences, meetings, etc.) communicating commitment to health and wellness
- Network with other State Special Olympics Programs and related organization to ensure best practices are always employed
- Work in support of Athlete Leadership Programs to ensure athlete leaders are trained as health messengers, then volunteer, advocate, and speak on behalf of health projects
- Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Experience: Program management, health education development, grant management
- Skills: Verbal and written communication skills, leadership, planning, networking, supervision
- Technology: Microsoft Windows – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Support and assist when needed with Young Athletes and Special events.
- Support of fundraising events as needed.
- Support of the Unified Champion Schools Program.
- Provide support to area programs as needed to ensure the successful delivery of services to theathletes, families and volunteers.
- Assist with Special Olympics Tennessee’s competitions, program activities, and special events asneeded.
- Additional responsibilities assigned.
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