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Best Buddies International, an equal opportunity employer, is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to
enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Best Buddies, we believe that
to achieve our goals, the most important element of our strategy is to attract, retain and develop the best
and brightest talents.

Our work environment is characterized by dedication and optimism. We invite all persons wanting to make a
difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities to explore our current job opportunities.

For information regarding job openings outside the United States, please contact the country office directly.

If you are looking for integrated employment, please visit our Jobs Program page.

 

Program Supervisor - Louisville, KY
The Program Supervisor supervises Program Managers to ensure the success of local programs, which also may include the direct management of programs as assigned. They are also responsible for overseeing day-to-day office logistics and providing support to the State Director as needed.

 

Program Manager, School Friendship Programs (Special Focus on under-resourced urban schools in NYC) - New York, NY
The Program Manager for School Friendship Programs works with area schools (middle, high, and/or college) to maintain quality Best Buddies chapters. Key responsibilities include recruiting, training, and mentoring student leaders with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and working with faculty, campus and/or host site administration to form quality friendships between people with and without IDD.

 

State Director - Louisville, KY
The State Director is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to establish a state office in Kentucky and secure multi-year funding for programs and special projects. S/he identifies and cultivates individual donors, corporations, foundations and government agencies (who have the capacity to provide financial support) and connects the interests or mission of these funding sources with the needs of the organization.

 

Program Manager, Adult Friendships - Chicago, IL
The Program Manager, Adult Friendship works with community volunteers and local agencies that serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to develop and maintain successful one-to-one friendships.

 

Deputy Director, Development - National Events - Miami, FL
The Deputy Director, will work directly with the VP of National Development and will assist in managing fundraising efforts in coordination with national special events such as the Miami Gala.  The deputy director will assist with the development of a gifts portfolio from individuals and national corporate partners ranging from $10k-$250k.  The deputy director is responsible for creating long term projects to diversify funding for Best Buddies International, current and new sponsor efforts.

 

Program Manager - North Haven, CT 
The Program Manager for School Friendship Programs works with area schools (middle, high, and/or college) to maintain quality Best Buddies chapters. Key responsibilities include recruiting, training, and mentoring student leaders with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and working with faculty, campus and/or host site administration to form quality friendships between people with and without IDD.

 

Program Manager - Indianapolis, IN
The Program Manager for School Friendship Programs works with area schools (middle, high, and/or college) to maintain quality Best Buddies chapters. Key responsibilities include recruiting, training, and mentoring student leaders with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and working with faculty, campus and/or host site administration to form quality friendships between people with and without IDD.

 

Program Manager - Orlando, FL
The Program Manager for School Friendship Programs works with area schools (middle, high, and/or college) to maintain quality Best Buddies chapters. Key responsibilities include recruiting, training, and mentoring student leaders with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and working with faculty, campus and/or host site administration to form quality friendships between people with and without IDD.

 

Manager, Sponsor Relations - Miami, FL

The Manager, Sponsor Relations is responsible for the delivery of benefits for assigned sponsors at all national events and maintaining an ongoing stewardship throughout the year. The Manager, Sponsor Relations will also prepare written proposals and sponsorship decks for prospective sponsors and new events, including all presentation materials.  

 

Program Manager, School Friendship (Part-time) - Tallahassee, FL
The Program Manager for School Friendship Programs works with area schools (middle, high, and/or college) to maintain quality Best Buddies chapters. Key responsibilities include recruiting, training, and mentoring student leaders with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and working with faculty, campus and/or host site administration to form quality friendships between people with and without IDD. Additionally, this position will oversee the planning and implementation of the Tallahassee Friendship Walk by managing the event committee, seeking sponsorships and in-kind donations as well as recruiting and motivating chapter and community teams to support the event.

 

Program Manager, Adult Friendship & Ambassadors - Miami, FL
The Program Manager, Adult Friendship & Ambassadors works with community volunteers and local agencies that serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to develop and maintain successful one-to-one friendships. Additionally, the Program Manager provides support to Best Buddies participants in the areas of leadership development and public speaking.

 

Employment Consultant - San Francisco - East Bay,  CA

The Employment Consultant develops relationships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and employers and works to create and ensure the long-term success of integrated employment arrangements. Employment opportunities are crafted with both the aspirations and support needs of the participants, and the needs of the employer to ensure mutual compatibility and sustainability. Employment Consultants must comply with all state and federal regulations regarding reporting, certification, and health and safety, and must maintain an active awareness of and willingness to advocate for the well being of all participants.

 

Program Manager, Adult Friendship - North Haven, CT
The Program Manager for Adult Friendships works with local community members with and without intellectual disabilities to develop and maintain a quality program in their region. This is accomplished by recruiting all volunteers, creating all friendship matches, planning group activities/trainings and supporting and holding accountable all volunteers in the program.

 

Employment Consultant, National - New York, NY 

The Employment Consultant develops relationships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and employers and works to create and ensure the long-term success of integrated employment arrangements. Employment opportunities are crafted with both the aspirations and support needs of the participants, and the needs of the employer to ensure mutual compatibility and sustainability. Employment Consultants must comply with all state and federal regulations regarding reporting, certification, and health and safety, and must maintain an active awareness of and willingness to advocate for the well being of all participants.

 

State Director - Dallas, TX

The State Director is responsible for developing an annual state plan and implementing the plan through overseeing day-to-day operations in all offices statewide, securing funding for programs and special projects, overseeing programs to ensure program consistency and success, managing local Advisory Boards and associated committees, and supervising state staff. S/he also assists and directs Program staff to ensure program consistency and success.

 

Employment Consultant - Falls Church, VA
The Employment Consultant develops relationships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and employers and works to create and ensure the long-term success of integrated employment arrangements. Employment opportunities are crafted with both the aspirations and support needs of the participants, and the needs of the employer to ensure mutual compatibility and sustainability. Employment Consultants must comply with all state and federal regulations regarding reporting, certification, and health and safety, and must maintain an active awareness of and willingness to advocate for the well being of all participants.

 

Manager, Communications and Fundraising - Boston, MA
The communications & fundraising manager is a key person on the Best Buddies Challenge team responsible for overseeing the communications plans and general participant fundraising efforts for all Best Buddies Challenge events (including but not limited to the Best Buddies Challenges: Hyannis Port, Hearst Castle, Washington, DC and Miami). This includes, but is not limited to, creating and writing communications, managing and coaching staff, overseeing fundraising programs and special events, and meeting specific revenue goals for all Best Buddies Challenge events. Areas of responsibility and associated task functions are outlined below. The goals associated with this position are to achieve customer service and participant revenue goals. By accomplishing these goals this position will directly contribute to the bottom line profitability and success of the Best Buddies Challenges.

 

State Director - Sandy, Utah

The State Director is responsible for developing an annual state plan and implementing the plan through overseeing day-to-day operations in all offices statewide, securing funding for programs and special projects, overseeing programs to ensure program consistency and success, managing local Advisory Boards and associated committees, and supervising state staff. S/he also assists and directs Program staff to ensure program consistency and success.

 

State Director - Philadelphia, PA

The State Director is responsible for developing an annual state plan and implementing the plan through overseeing day-to-day operations in all offices statewide, securing funding for programs and special projects, overseeing programs to ensure program consistency and success, managing local Advisory Boards and associated committees, and supervising state staff. S/he also assists and directs Program staff to ensure program consistency and success
 

Employment Consultant - Chicago, IL

The Employment Consultant develops relationships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and employers and works to create and ensure the long-term success of integrated employment arrangements. Employment opportunities are crafted with both the aspirations and support needs of the participants, and the needs of the employer to ensure mutual compatibility and sustainability. Employment Consultants must comply with all state and federal regulations regarding reporting, certification, and health and safety, and must maintain an active awareness of and willingness to advocate for the well being of all participants.

 

 Area Director - Miami, FL
The Area Director is responsible for developing an annual area plan and implementing the plan through overseeing day-to-day operations in local office(s), securing funding for programs and special projects, overseeing programs to ensure program consistency and success, managing local Advisory Board(s) and associated committees, and supervising local office staff.  S/he also assists and directs Program staff to ensure program consistency and success. 

 

Program Manager, Chicago, IL

The Program Manager for School Friendship Programs works with area schools (middle, high, and/or college) to maintain quality Best Buddies chapters. Key responsibilities include recruiting, training, and mentoring student leaders with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and working with faculty, campus and/or host site administration to form quality friendships between people with and without IDD.

 

Program Manager, Citizens - Chicago, IL

The Program Manager for Citizens works with local community members with and without intellectual disabilities to develop and maintain a quality program in their region. This is accomplished by recruiting all volunteers, creating all friendship matches, planning group activities/trainings and supporting and holding accountable all volunteers in the program.


Coach, Outreach and Recruitment - San Francisco, CA

This position is the direct link to what the Best Buddies Challenge event is all about. The outreach and recruitment position is the front-line sales representative responsible for recruitment and grassroots marketing efforts for the Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. This position is a critical team member responsible for converting the public and interested parties into leads and participants. This individual is accountable for insuring that his/her lead generation and outreach goals are not only met but exceeded.


Manager, Development and Teams (HC)
The Manager of Teams and Development will work closely with the Best Buddies Challenge Senior Management Team on all grassroots, outreach, development, sales and recruitment initiatives. The Manager will be responsible for attending and coordinating wide variety of events aimed at creating and converting interested parties into event participants. This position will serve as the point person for grassroots recruitment, tracking and benchmarking participant commitments, maintaining accurate grids, coordination of key sponsor/corporate meetings and team development. The position will have specific recruitment and fundraising goals set on a timeline and play a crucial role in supporting the Development Director in sponsorship sales, Corporate Team development and outreach.

 

 

 
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