Development Coordinator

Position Description:
A Development Coordinator (DC) is a dynamic and creative professional fundraiser responsible for securing new sponsors and income, executing fundraising programs and events, developing relationships; and rapidly growing MDA’s business within the community. You will report to the Executive Director and work closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The Development Coordinator does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
- Solicit, follow up, and secure silent auction items for Distinguished events
- Solicit, follow up, and secure silent auction items for Ride for Life event
- Assist with logistics related to Ride for Life event
- Assist with logistics related to Scranton Black-N-Blue Ball
- Make follow up calls to shamrock accounts
- Help secure volunteers for Scranton Black-N-Blue Ball
- Assist with securing donations for revenue enhancers at Ride for Life event
- Complete post-event mailing for the Allentown Black-N-Blue Ball including, but not limited to: thank yous to attendees, thank yous to auction donors, send out invoices.
- Organize all post-event paperwork and database for Allentown Black-N-Blue Ball
- Manage social media campaign for Scranton Black-N-Blue Ball
- Manage and coordinate camp art auction for Ride For Life event

Competencies:
- Drive: Motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals and quotas. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with sponsors to meet business objectives. Demonstrate the ability to close the sale.
- Initiative: Measure self against a standard of excellence. Undertake self-development activities and learn new skills, seek increased responsibilities and ask for and offer help when needed. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and harmoniously with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
- Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, including public speaking; listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively.
- Integrity: Work well in a rapidly changing environment; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions. Understand business implications of decisions, align work with strategic goals, complete administrative tasks and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
- Flexibility: Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Handle competing demands and unexpected events. Willingness to change approach to best fit the situation.
- Dependability: Follows instructions, takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and/or 1+ years’ experience in sales, corporate development or fundraising or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to travel throughout District’s territory as necessary. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment to travel throughout the district. Significant local travel is required for this position; including visiting local business, health care facilities, and events in public places. A valid driver’s license and insurance is required.
- Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends to attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.
- Strong computer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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