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Special Olympics Tennessee

Health & Fitness Coordinator

Special Olympics Tennessee


Job Summary

The Health & Fitness Coordinator is responsible for assisting, implementing, and coordinating fitness and health programs that support long-term health of Special Olympics athletes.  This position is responsible for collaborating with the Director of Health and Fitness on capturing health and fitness data, while developing and sustaining fitness, health, and Young Athletes programming. Additional responsibilities in supporting program Fitness & Health initiatives are expected in the scope of work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute high-quality health & fitness programming and education
  • Create relationships with health and fitness community partners and facilities
  • Collect and assess health data through fitness programming
  • Assist in the development of Special Olympics Tennessee’s health & fitness curriculum.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Two years’ experience of a qualifying nature with a sports, health and fitness background developed through coaching and/or administration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image and ability to work with volunteers and delegate duties.
  • Promote a positive culture within committees.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.
  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management, Sports Administration or equivalent with Fitness/Health Certification.
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.

Skills and/or Abilities

  • Must be self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and in stressful situations
  • Ability to motivate and manage volunteers
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a variety of organizations
  • Proficiency in using relevant technology, including Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and database systems.
  • Willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements
  • Have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and meet minimum Tennessee vehicle insurance requirements.
  • All employees must pass a drug and criminal background screening.

Additional Information



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the heart of all that we do at Special Olympics Tennessee as we strive to promote unity and create a community where everyone belongs. We value, celebrate, and support all differences, backgrounds and viewpoints and understand that a focus on greater diversity and inclusion will enrich our organization and our world.

Special Olympics Tennessee is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience. Special Olympics Tennessee provides health/dental insurance, life insurance policy, paid time off, Fridays off during June and July, and a 401K match.

How to Apply

All applicants as asked to apply via TEAMWork Online (link below):


If you have questions, please reach out via email to Natalee Kamau – nkamau@specialolympicstn.org


  • Date Posted: February 2, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 02/28/2023
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week, days could vary upon events.