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.

- Maintain existing and build new sponsor relationships through effective communication. Convert new sponsors into committed supporters through identification of shared goals and values.
- Execute individual business plan to exceed revenue goals.
- Participate in the execution of major fundraising programs such as MDA’s Shamrocks Against Dystrophy, Muscle Walk, Fill the Boot, Golf Tournaments, Social Events and other community based fundraising.
- Contributes to the fiscal accountability for significant income requirements. Provide timely and accurate projections to the Development Specialist, Development Director and/or Executive Director.
- Participate in building fundraising opportunities through various business development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up, and new lead generation.
- Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations, using effective written and verbal communication.
- Assist in recruiting, identifying, and training temporary coordinators and volunteers.
- Engage in continued learning opportunities provided by MDA’s Learning and Development Center and outside resources (non-profit blogs, TED talks, and fundraising experts).
- Work closely with the Clinical Care team on the Muscle Walk and other family engagement fundraising programs.
- Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

- 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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