Associate Executive Director



At MDA, we are fighting to free individuals — and thefamilies who love them — from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitatingdiseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Our Values areour strength: We believe in MUSCLE:

Mission: We're drivento accelerate progress for families and muscle health.

Understanding:We're attentive to our constituent's needs and each other's.

Stewardship: Byinvesting precious resources wisely, we drive the best possible outcomes.

Collaboration: Wefoster win-win partnerships and build communities.

Learning:Knowledge powers our success and empowers our people.

Excellence: Westrive to do our best and exceed constituents' expectations.

Position Description:

An Associate Executive Director (AED)dynamic and creative leader who assists in driving fundraising and relationshipbuilding of sponsors and families. You will be part of the DistrictLeadership Team tasked with leading several of MDA's core fundraising programs,providing coaching and accountability to members of the staff and working withthe Executive Director to maintain our standard of excellence. The AED reportsto the Executive Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team.The AED may have supervisory responsibilities as assigned. You may havesupervisory duties over Area Director, Director of Business Development,Fundraising Coordinator and/or and Administrative staff.


  • Maintain existing and build new sponsorrelationships through effective communication. Transform new sponsors intocommitted supporters through identification of shared goals and values.
  • Lead major fundraising programs such as MDA'sShamrocks Against Dystrophy, Muscle Walk, Lock-Ups, Fill the Boot, GolfTournaments, Social Events and other community based fundraising.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director andFundraising Team to develop and implement plans, timelines and goals for corefundraising programs and events. Assure deadlines are met and goals areachieved, following the District Business Plan.
  • Drive new income opportunities by engaging andrecruiting MDA sponsors, volunteers and community members.
  • Handle fiscal accountability for significantincome requirements. Provide accurate monthly projections to ExecutiveDirector.
  • Build a dynamic positive office culture thatattracts, retains, and motivates a diverse team of top quality employees andvolunteers.
  • Participate in hiring, training and developmentof the staff through mentoring and feedback.
  • Providing coaching and accountability to membersof the staff.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Leadership:Proven ability to provide vision and inspiration, develop workable plans, setexpectations, monitor delegated activities and provide recognition for results.
  • Drive:Motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals and quotas. Establish andmaintain collaborative relationships with sponsors to meet business objectives
  • Initiative:Measure self against a standard of excellence. Undertake self-developmentactivities and learn new skills, seek increased responsibilities and ask forand offer help when needed. Demonstrates the ability to work independently andharmoniously with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
  • CommunicationSkills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, including public speaking;listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly andinformatively.
  • Integrity:Work well in a rapidly changing environment; treat others with respect andconsideration; accept responsibility for own actions. Understand businessimplications of decisions, align work with strategic goals, completeadministrative tasks and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Flexibility:Able to thrive in a changing work environment. Handle competing demands andunexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation.


  • Bachelor's degree(Business or Non-ProfitManagement preferred) and/or two+ years of direct management and demonstratedsales and business development experience with a track record of successfullymeeting fundraising goals and exceeding expectations or equivalent combinationof education and work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in financialplanning/reporting and budgetary oversight.
  • Experience providing guidance and support tohelp others achieve their goals.
  • Ability to travel within territory and workflexible hours. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment to travel throughoutthe district. Significant local travel is required for this position; includingvisiting local businesses, health care facilities, and events in public places.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hoursand attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suiteproducts

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Nathan R.

Director of Business Development

Nathan works with businesses in the local community to develop new partnerships with MDA. The funds he raises help the organization's mission grow and thrive.

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