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.
Best Buddies is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EOE and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer
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 – Chicago, IL, Albuquerque, NM, Louisville, KY
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, Memphis, TN
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, International Development & Operations – Miami, FL
The Senior Director, International Development and Operations is responsible for managing and meeting the development and operational goals of the International Department, including country and program expansion goals. S/he will work with the senior team to develop and execute on a development plan that includes private foundation, individual gifts, corporate partnerships and special events.
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.
Manager, Alumni Database & Prospect Research – Miami, FL
The Alumni Database & Prospect Research Analyst, will develop and manage a superior research/database management function, within the established Raiser’s Edge database, to support the development team’s major gifts, alumni fundraising and program goals.
Manager, Web Content – Miami, FL
The Web Content Manager will serve as the project manager and content editor for all Best Buddies WordPress websites specifically related to fundraising events hosted by our organization’s state offices (galas, 5Ks, and other events held across the country). Primary responsibilities include managing and updating existing event templates, copying/updating/optimizing templated event sites, resizing photos/sponsor logos, and working with our web and database team to ensure seamless functionality of sites at all times.
Program Manager – School Friendship – San Diego, CA, Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL, Ft. Myers, FL, Palm Beach, FL, 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.
Program Manager – Adult Friendship – Miami, FL, 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 – 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 – Long Beach, CA, Indianapolis, IN, Fresno, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Harbor City, CA, 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.
Coordinator, Communications – Miami, FL
The Coordinator, Communications works with the Senior Manager, Sponsor Development & Communications handling all internal and external media and communication efforts for Best Buddies International, Inc. Candidates must be collaborative in nature and equipped with a strong work ethic. As a member of a small team that is known for hustle and high-quality work, this position will provide intense exposure to the field of public relations. On-the-job training will be provided and quick learning is required
Coordinator, Development/Fundraising – Las Vegas, NV, Peoria, IL
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 – Miramar, FL, Tampa, 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.
Intern,Web Design/Developer – Miami, FL
The Web Design/Developer Intern will assist our web department with routine updates and maintenance of Best Buddies WordPress websites. Primary responsibilities include updating website photos, blog posts, and file organization and management. Opportunities for creative exploration for additional projects will be assigned based on intern’s unique skillset and level of experience.