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.

To apply for this job email your details to jdrumright@specialolympicstn.org