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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.

 

Contracts & Grants Manager - Miami, FL
The Contracts and Grants Manager is responsible for monitoring and billing for all government grants as well as maintaining government agency registrations in good standing.

 

Program Manager, School Friendship - Long Island, 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

 

Grant Writer - Miami, FL
The grant writer will work in conjuction with the grant director and grant's team to increase our grant writing efforts for competitive corporate, foundation and government awards.

 

Program Manager, Citizens - North Haven, CT
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.

 

Program Manager, School Friendship - Las Vegas, NV
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 - Milwaukee, WI
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.

 

Area Director - Orlando, FL
The Area Director is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations in their regional office, and for securing funding for programs and special projects in the geographic region assigned by working with a local Advisory Board and associated committees, and through implementation of local fundraising
initiatives. 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 Best Buddies. S/he also assists and directs program staff while collaborating with the State Director and Program Supervisors to ensure program consistency and success

 

State Director - Chicago, IL
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.

 

Deputy Director, Government Relations
To work with the vice president in managing all government funding initiatives, including research, proposals, meetings, stewardship, and reports

 

Deputy Director, Development - Dallas, TX
The Deputy Director of Development (DDOD) will collaborate with the State Director to secure revenue for programs and to promote the mission of Best Buddies. Specifically, the DDOD is expected to ensure the success of fundraising events and to secure volunteers to promote the work of Best Buddies throughout the DFW Metroplex.

 

Assistant Director, 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.

 

Employment Consultant - Baltimore, MD
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, Citizens- Baltimore, MD
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

 

Program Manager - Miami, 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.

 

Employment Consultant - San Francisco, 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, School Friendship - Boston, MA
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

 

Special Events Coordinator - Las Vegas, NV
The Best Buddies Nevada Special Events Coordinator is responsible for providing logistical support to specific fundraising and fund development initiatives, including special events, grants, social media, and donor development, including management of Sphere online fundiraising, tracking, and reporting.

 

Grant Writer - Reno, NV
The Best Buddies Nevada Grant Writer is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications, as well as developing templates to streamline the grant proposal process.

 

Grant Writer - Las Vegas, NV
The Best Buddies Nevada Grant Writer is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications, as well as developing templates to streamline the grant proposal process.

 

 Development Coordinator - Reno, NV
The Development Coordinator is responsible for providing logistical support to specific fundraising and fund development initiatives, including special events, grants, social media, and donor development, including management of Sphere online fundraising, tracking, and reporting.

 

Operations Coordinator - Baltimore, MD
The Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing operational support as appropriate given state office structure. They work to ensure that office infrastructure is in place and working properly, expenses are accurately tracked, and deadlines for reports to funders and headquarters are understood and met.

 

Program Supervisor - Reno, NV
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 Area/State Director as needed.

 

Program Manager, School Friendship - 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

Program Manager, School Friendship - Sandy, UT
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, School Friendship - Concord, NH
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.

 

Coach, Outreach and Recruitment - San Francisco, CA
This position is the direct link to what the Best Buddies Challenge event is all about. The Recruitment and Outreach 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, event recruitment and outreach goals are not only met but exceeded.

 

Development Coordinator, BB Challenges - Miami, FL
The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Best Buddies Challenge Development Team on all operations, development and sales initiatives. The Coordinator will be the point person for tracking and benchmarking both sponsor commitments, maintaining accurate grids, coordination of key sponsor and corporate meetings and timely follow up with potential and confirmed sponsors.

 

Program Supervisor, Jobs - Las Vegas, NV
The Jobs Program Supervisor supervises Employment Consultants to ensure the success of the local Jobs Program, which includes the direct support of participants as assigned. They are also responsible for employer recruitment, tracking and fulfilling contractual obligations, and ensuring the accuracy of the billing process.

 

Employment Consultant (Project SEARCH) - Las Vegas, NV
The Project SEARCH Employment Consultant develops relaionships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and other Project SEARCH partners to ensure the long-term success the Project SEARCH internship program hosted inside of a large business in Las Vegas. The Project SEARCH Employment Consultant works with participants and employers to create integrated employment arrangements for Project SEARCH interns and graduates. 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.

 

Employment Consultant - Boston, MA
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, School Friendship - Falls Church, VA
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 Supervisor, Jobs - Harbor City, CA
The Jobs Program Supervisor supervises Employment Consultants to ensure the success of the local Jobs Program, which includes the direct support of participants as assigned. They are also responsible for employer recruitment, tracking and fulfilling contractual obligations, and ensuring the accuracy of the billing process.

 

Director, State Operations & Programs - Los Angeles, CA
The Director, State Operations and Programs (California) is responsible for providing support to all staff statewide in the areas of programs and operations, and ensuring that all programs are achieving Best Buddies standards of excellence, all staff are properly trained, office infrastructure is in place and working properly, expenses are accurately tracked, and deadlines for reports to funders and headquarters are understood and met.

 

Employment Consultant - Las Vegas, NV
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 - 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.

 

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.

 

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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