Job Opportunity with Special Olympics PA

Director of Human Resources – Part Time

Our people are our greatest resource! We are seeking a Director of Human Resources to continue to lead the charge of focusing and improving our people-first culture. This individual must have strong consultative skills, including a healthy mix of critical thinking and creative problem solving. Additionally, the business acumen and broad based Human Resource experience that helps you partner, collaborate and work effectively with all departments, while building trusted relationships.

• Serious applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to dreardon@specialolympicspa.org

Salary range of $36 to $40/hour.



Responsibilities include the development of a formal recruiting and onboarding process, review and analysis of current salary band structure, review and analysis of current performance review system and process; implementation of metrics/KPIs to track turnover, diversity stats and professional development. Ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements, update employee handbook regularly and coordinate timely employee communications. Construct retention initiatives and assist with ongoing policy development as needed.

• Work closely with executive leadership to formalize the HR function and presence within the organization

• Proven success in building and executing employee-focused initiatives

• Ability to communicate clearly and proactively with all levels of staff

• Foster an inclusive and engaging culture

• Relationship building with all staff to understand their needs, then acting in ways to exceed them.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor degree in related field; Masters preferred

• Minimum of 8 to 10 years’ experience in the HR field with escalating responsibilities

• Industry certification preferred (SHRM, etc.)

• Working knowledge of Office 365 software

• Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date.

About Special Olympics PA

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) provides year-round training and competition in 21 Olympic-type sports to 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities. For 50 years, SOPA and its 54 local programs have used the power of sports to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and unite everyone by fostering community and building a more acceptable and civil society. SOPA is much more than a sports organization. Through its Athlete Leadership Programs, athletes assume meaningful leadership roles, influence change within the Special Olympics movement and take on roles as Global Messengers (trained as public speakers for Special Olympics), athlete representatives, coaches, board members and more. SOPA also addresses major challenges facing its athletes including healthcare. The Healthy Athletes program offers athletes free health screenings in the form of eye, ear, dental and podiatry assessments. Athletes are also taught how to live active lifestyles, eat healthy and more. Additionally, SOPA strives to create a unified world by promoting inclusion, uniting communities, and changing attitudes. Through Unified Sports, SOPA brings together individuals with and without intellectual disabilities as equal teammates in training and competition, which promotes respect and acceptance, and facilitates meaningful relationships between people of all abilities. For more information about how you can join “The Inclusion Revolution,” visit www.specialolympicspa.org.

No phone calls will be accepted. Resumes sent for positions other than this posting will not receive a response. Communications from recruiters will not be acknowledged.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves and can do their best work.