Development Officer, Community Engagement

At MDA:

PURPOSE

AtMDA, we are fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them —from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitating diseases so they can livelonger and grow stronger.

Our Values are our strength:

We believe in MUSCLE:
Mission: We’re driven to accelerate progress forfamilies and muscle health.

Understanding: We’re attentive to our constituent’s needsand each other’s.

Stewardship: By investing precious resources wisely, wedrive the best possible outcomes.

Collaboration: We foster win-win partnerships and buildcommunities.

Learning: Knowledge powers our success and empowers ourpeople.

Excellence: We strive to do our best and exceedconstituents’ expectations.

PositionDescription:
The Development Officer of Community Engagement is a dynamicand creative fundraiser responsible for securing existing fundraising businessand growing new income, developing relationships with major sponsors, andworking to expand MDA’s business including but not limited to MDA’s coreCommunity Engagement programs such as Muscle Walks, Lock Up’s Team Momentumprograms and Distinguished Events etc. The Development Officer of CommunityEngagement will work with the Executive Director to ensure income growth in themarket. The Development Officer of Community Engagement will report to theExecutive Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. S/he isexpected to collaborate with and take direction from the National VicePresidents to ensure best practices are being followed. The Development Officer of CommunityEngagement may have supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
- Responsible for effectively andefficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines in order to meetfinancial goals and execute successful Community Engagement events, such asMuscle Walks, galas and other related activities within the district business plan.
- Execute individual business plan toexceed revenue goals and quotas specifically related to growth and new incomesources.
- Identify and execute best practicesthat result in growth of event revenue in alignment with income plans; drivesbest practices and encourages innovation in community programs.
- Work closely with volunteers andvolunteer committees that oversee the planning of community programming
- Create fundraising opportunities throughvarious development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up, andnew lead generation.
- Deliver organized, structured, andpersuasive presentations, to current/former/potential partners using effectivewritten and verbal communication.
- Represent MDA throughout the communityand actively engage in networking events and business development groups.
- Collaborate with NVP, Executive Director,and Fundraising Team to develop a district wide fundraising strategy, timelinesand goals with concentrated focus on Community Engagement programs such asMuscle Walks, Lock Up’s, and innovative community events, includingdistinguished events, such as galas and golf tournaments.
- Develop innovative programs that engagecommunity leaders and key influencers in raising revenue for MDA.
- Manage fiscal accountability, followingthe district business plan, including providing accurate monthly projections toExecutive Director.
- Build relationships and accountabilitysystems to ensure supporters are engaged and our mission is clearlyarticulated.
- Oversee and participate in the executionof major fundraising programs such as MDA’s Muscle Walk, Lock-Ups, Golf Tournaments,Social Events and other community based fundraising activities.
- Manage expenses tied to CommunityEngagement events, seeking to grow efficiencies and economy, wherever possible.
- Perform other duties or special projectsas needed.

Competencies:
- Drive: Motivated to meet and exceedfundraising goals and quotas. Establish and maintain collaborativerelationships with sponsors to meet business objectives.
- Initiative: Measure self against a standard of excellence.Undertake self-development activities and learn new skills, seek increasedresponsibilities and ask for and offer help when needed. Demonstrate theability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety ofpersonalities and leadership styles.
- CommunicationSkills: Clearly and persuasively communicate,including public speaking; listen and seek clarifications; participate inmeetings; write clearly and informatively.
- Professionalism: Work well in a fast-paced environment; treat otherswith 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 organizationalgoals.
- Flexibility: Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Managecompeting demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fitthe situation.
- Dependability: Follows instructions, takes responsibility for ownactions; keeps commitments.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’sdegree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and 4+ years ofdemonstrated fundraising, sales and business development experience with atrack record of successfully meeting quotas and surpassing expectations orequivalent combination of education and work experience in sales and/orfundraising.
- Ability towork independently and have high personal expectations of work product.
- Ability totravel throughout District’s territory as well as work evenings/weekends asnecessary. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment is needed totravel throughout the district. Significant local travel is required for thisposition; including visiting local business, sponsors, health care facilities,and events in public places. Valid drivers license required.
- Ability tomanage budgets closely, both in income and expense.
- Strongcomputer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desiredresults

MDAis an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicantswill 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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