Special Olympics Saskatchewan – Chief Executive Officer

Amateur Sport

Closes on: November 30, 2023

Special Olympics Saskatchewan Is seeking a dynamic, strategic, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the provincial organization. They will be responsible for managing the organization’s infrastructure fulfilling its strategic mission and priorities, and ensuring the growth, quality, and sustainability of the organization. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the volunteer Board of Directors.

Core competencies:

• A servant leader who will advance the purpose, reach, and impact of Special Olympics Saskatchewan’s mission.

 • An innovator who introduces new initiatives, and capitalizes on trends, and opportunities.

• Will serve as  an ambassador of Special Olympics throughout the province, to build awareness and support for the organization.

• A strategist who in partnership with the Board and staff defines, sets, and executes the vision and strategy of Special Olympics, within a framework of sustainability and fiscal responsibility.

• A strong  commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 • A transformational leader who is willing to challenge the status quo and implement change.


 • Minimum 10 years relevant leadership experience in the social,  public,  private sector.

 • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.

 • Proven ability to operationalize strategic plans.

 • Experience in financial management and organizational development.

 • Volunteer management experience with boards and committees.

 • Experience with non-profit governance a plus.

• Understanding of the sport delivery system in Saskatchewan and the role of a provincial sport governing body a plus.

 • Demonstrate fundraising experience or equivalent experience.

• Excellent communication and public relations skills

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


 • Work with the Board to ensure the organization has strategic planning/ priorities.

• Ensure compliance with governance policies established by the Board of Directors, Special Olympics Canada and Special Olympics International.

• Review and update operational policies as needed.

• Identify, report on, and manage risks within the risk management framework.

• Support the board by assisting with new board member onboarding and orientation.

 • Ensure all reports are filed with governing authorities.

Financial Management:

• Develop, present, and monitor annual and two-year budgets aligned with strategic priorities.

• Monitor and manage bank balances and financial statements.

• Oversee insurance and work with auditors for year-end audits.

• Manage fund redemption, transfer, investment, and reinvestment. Revenue Generation/Sponsorship:

 • Ensure the organization raises  the revenue needed to operate, grow and be sustainable.

Staff/Human Resources:

• Review job descriptions and compensation.

• Conduct annual staff performance reviews.

• Manage all staff-related matters.

• Ensure a succession plan is in place.

 • Provide direction, guidance, and support to staff, contractors, and suppliers.

Marketing/Communications/Public Relations:

• Act as the spokesperson and advocate for the organization’s  mission and values.

 • Promote and protect the organization’s  brand.

 • Build positive relationships with government officials, partners, community leaders, and volunteers.

 • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies.

Programs & Services:

• Provide oversight and support for various programs and services


Special Olympics Saskatchewan offers a competitive salary, including a comprehensive benefits plan.

 Working Conditions & Expectations:

 • Occasional evening and weekend work is expected, as well as travel throughout Saskatchewan and Canada. This is typically for attending games, or to attend events or meetings.

 •  Office location: Regina.

Application Process:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing how your qualifications and experiences align with the position requirements. Applications can be sent to board@specialolympics.sk.ca  by November 30, 2023. We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Special Olympics Saskatchewan