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.View All U.S. Job Openings
For information regarding job openings outside the United States, please contact the country office directly.
If you are looking for integrated employment opportunities, please visit our Jobs program page.
State Director – Brentwood, TN, Louisville, KY, Orlando, FL, Chicago, Albuquerque, NM
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 – San Diego, CA, Palm Beach, FL, Ft. Myers, FL, Fresno, CA
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.
Senior Director, Jobs – Miami, FL
The Senior Director, Jobs is responsible for overseeing the development, expansion and continual improvement of the Jobs Program, providing direct support to national and State Jobs staff, and managing communications between national-level contacts and initiatives and local staff.
Director, Development – Los Angeles, CA
The Development Director is primarily responsible for managing revenue for the state, working closely with the state director in developing fundraising entry points to engage supporters of every level. This position will be directly responsible for managing cumulative revenue goals and working with the team to achieve this goal.
Director, Operations – Chicago, IL
The Director of Operations 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.
Director, Leadership Academy – Miami, FL
The Best Buddies Leadership Academy is a new initiative that is specifically focused on building our work to advance our mission pillar “Leadership”. This new initiative will develop programs and opportunities to advance the leadership capacities of our participants, employers, and our network of volunteers around the world while we support them in their work to meet our global mission. The position will support each of the leadership endeavors within Best Buddies and create protocols, strategies, and a long-term vision for the Best Buddies Leadership Academy with senior leadership. The Director will foster, and manage relationships with Best Buddies participants, corporations, and the community in offering trainings about employment, diversity education and working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to secure strategic speaking opportunities.
Manager, State Web Design & Development – Miami, FL
The Manager, State Web Design and Development, will serve as the project manager for all of Best Buddies websites related to the positioning of Best Buddies mission and fundraising efforts for state offices. Primary responsibilities include designing, developing, managing and optimizing all state pages on the Best Buddies websites, and ensuring seamless functionality at all times for states online fundraising efforts.
Program Manager – School Friendship – Las Vegas, NV, Miramar, FL, Rochester, NY, Indianapolis, IN, Pittsburg, PA, Falls Church, VA, Ft. Myers, FL, King of Prussia, PA, Palm Beach, FL, Miami, FL,Jacksonville, 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 – Adult Friendship – New York, NY
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. Key responsibilities include working in the community with business and civic organization, recruiting, training, and mentoring participants with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Program Supervisor, Jobs – Fresno, CA
The Program Supervisor is an exempt position of Best Buddies Jobs reporting directly to the Director, Operations. The Program Supervisor is responsible for the success of the Jobs program, which assists people with intellectual disabilities to secure and maintain competitive employment.
Program Supervisor – San Francisco, CA, Baltimore, MD
The Program Supervisor supervises Program Managers to ensure the success of local programs, which may also 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.
Employment Consultant – Fresno, CA, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Harbor City, CA, Falls Church, VA, Palm Beach, FL, Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Worcester/Springfield, MA, 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.
Development Associate, Best Buddies Challenges – Boston, MA
The Development Associate is charged with recruiting new participants and teams, retaining alumni, increasing participant fundraising and providing excellent customer service to all participants in the Best Buddies Challenge Rides (which support Best Buddies International). The goals and direct responsibilities associated with this position are to increase participant recruitment while providing positive relationships through Executive Committee management resulting in increased participation and revenue.
Coordinator, Database – Miami, FL
The Database Coordinator is responsible for updating and maintaining information in the Best Buddies International databases.
Coordinator, Development/Fundraising – New York, NY, Waterford, NY, Las Vegas, NV
The Development Coordinator is responsible for providing logistical support to specific fundraising and fund development initiatives, including special events, grants, and donor development, including management of online fundraising, tracking, and reporting.
Coordinator, Operations – Orlando, FL
The Deputy Director, Development will collaborate with the State Director to secure revenue programs and to promote the mission of Best Buddies. Specifically, the DDOD is expected to ensure the success of state fundraising events and to secure new corporate and individual funding.
Intern, Alumni Relations – Miami, FL
Responsible for reviewing and accurately entering alumni data into our systems. Will maintain accurate, up-to-date and useable information in our alumni database. This information will be used for our Alumni Relations engagement and fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate will be experienced with data entry, with a keen eye for detail and organization, and familiarity with spreadsheets. Prospect Research experience is valuable. Current college student would be ideal for this position.