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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.

  

 

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.

 

Program Supervisor, Jobs - Falls Church, VA
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.

 

Coordinator, Development - New York, NY

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 online fundraising, tracking, and reporting. The Development Coordinator in our NYC office will have the opportunity to work on the our major special events – our Best Buddies Friendship Walk with a 5K Fun Run at Riverside Park and our Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall – and support our third party events such as our NYC Marathon team as a Community Charity Partner with the New York Road Runners, and the Audi quattro Cup with Best Buddies as the designated charity partner. The Development Coordinator will work closely to engage, manage, and recognize our volunteer leaders on our Advisory Board and our young professional’s group – The Friends of Best Buddies Committee. The Development Coordinator will collaborate with our Programs Team to create cultivation and communication strategies for all of our constituents.

 

Junior Graphic Designer - Miami, FL

The Junior Graphic Designer is responsible for assisting the Best Buddies state offices, in creating, maintaining and updating their creative marketing, while ensuring best practices are followed. Also, will provide assistance to the Lead Graphic Designer on a wide range of projects as needed, work and collaborate with the Marketing team.

  

State Operations & Development Assistant - Miami (FL)
The state operations & development, under the direction of the Executive Assistant, SVP, Global Mission, State Development & Operations, provides administrative support to the VP, state development as well as additional general department support as assigned

  

Program Manager - School Friendship - Central Massachusetts, 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

 

Director, Walks & Community Engagement - Miami, FL

The director, friendship walks & community engagement is responsible for establishing and developing Best Buddies state Friendship Walks as well as providing vision and ongoing strategies to support state endurance programs and community engagement. This position will also support the Vice President, State Development in oversight of specific states.

 

 Deputy Director, Development - Philadelphia, PA

The Deputy Director of Development will collaborate with the State Director to secure revenue for statewide 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 grant funding. 

 

Program Supervisor, Jobs - San Francisco, 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, Jobs - Harbor City, 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.

 

Deputy Director, Development - Indianapolis (IN)
The Deputy Director of Development will collaborate with the State Director to secure revenue for statewide 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 grant funding. 


Program Manager - Wauwatosa, WI

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 - 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.
 


Deputy Director, Development - Dallas, Texas  

The Deputy Director of Development will collaborate with the State Director to secure revenue for statewide 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 grant funding. 

 

State Director - Little Rock, AR or Jonesboro, AR

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.  With this position, the state director will be establishing a new Best Buddies office in the Little Rock, AR or Jonesboro, AR area. There are no current Best Buddies operations or programs in the state, so the state director will also be responsible for staff and advisory board recruitment, securing office space and equipment, and generating contacts and supporters in an area often unfamiliar with the organization. 


Employment Consultant - Miami, FL

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 Supervisor, Jobs - Baltimore, MD

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.


Employment Consutant - Albuquerque, NM

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.


State Director, Virginia and Challenges (DC)

The State Director, Virginia/Best Buddies Challenge is responsible for all development efforts and revenue generation to support Best Buddies programs in the state of Virginia and the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C., by achieving a cumulative annual revenue goal. This position works with multiple and dynamic teams to achieve that goal by providing leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of fundraising efforts in the market. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, identifying, cultivating, securing, and managing all revenue streams, with specific emphasis on identifying and creating fundraising entry points to engage supporters at every level. This position will enjoy the support of a very strong national and local board of directors, celebrities, politicians and sponsors.


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.


Program Manager - 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.


Coach, Best Buddies Challenges - Boston, MA 

The Coach is an entry level position charged recruiting new participants and teams, retaining alumni, increasing participant fundraising and providing excellent customer service to all participants in the Best Buddies Challenge Friendship Rides (which support Best Buddies International). Areas of responsibility and associated task functions are outlined below. The goals associated with this position are to increase participant recruitment while providing positive relationships resulting in increased participation. By accomplishing these goals, participant recruitment and fundraising revenues will directly contribute to the bottom line profitability and success of the Best Buddies Challenges.


 

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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