Special Olympics International (SOI), a global non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC that is committed to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and to opening the minds of all people to the gifts and talents of these athletes, is seeking a Chief Marketing & Development Officer (CMDO). Reporting to the President & COO, the CMDO will identify and seize opportunities to promote and strengthen the collective assets and respected brand of the Special Olympics’ movement from the transformational power of its grassroots initiatives to the far reaching impact of its programs.
Since its inception in 1968, Special Olympics has grown exponentially both in athlete participation and in geographic reach. Today, more than 3 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities participate in Special Olympics in over 170 countries and in each of the 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia. Much more than a sports movement, SOI is also an effective catalyst for personal and social change, inviting all citizens to discover Special Olympics athletes as valuable members of their families, their communities, and their countries. With over 200 staff worldwide, Special Olympics International (SOI) serves as the central governing organization of the Special Olympics Movement, coordinating and overseeing its 230 accredited Special Olympics programs, each of which is an independent entity with its own governing body and professional staff.
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