Development Specialist

\u003cp class\u003d"msonospacing"\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:36px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px"\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:36px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px"\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"line-height: 115%; color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003ePosition Description:\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:36px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;line-height:normal"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003eThe Development Specialist (DS) is a dynamic and creative front-line fundraiser responsible for securing and growing new income, developing relationships with major sponsors - either corporate, foundational, and/or individual -- and working to expand MDA's business including but not limited to MDA's core consumer engagement programs, community engagement activities, and IAFF programs. \u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003eThe Development Specialist will work with the Executive Director and the district development team in a highly collaborative manner to ensure income growth in the market. The Development Specialist will report to the Executive Director and work closely with all levels of the MDA Team. S/he is expected to collaborate with and take direction from the National Vice Presidents to ensure best practices are being followed.\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp; \u003c/span\u003eThe Development Specialist may lead and direct the Development Coordinators on specific programs. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-bottom:0px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;line-height: normal"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:54px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;text-indent:-18px"\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"line-height: 115%; color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003eResponsibilities:\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cul style\u003d"list-style-type: disc; list-style-position: inside; margin-top: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px;"\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspfirst" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eResponsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines to meet financial goals and execute successful consumer engagement, community, and IAFF events within the district business plan.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eExecute individual business plan to exceed revenue goals and quotas specifically related to growth and new income sources.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eResponsible for a minimum District goal of $250,000 including soft credit for Team Momentum.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eIdentify and execute best practices that result in growth of event revenue in alignment with income plans.\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp; \u003c/span\u003eDrives best practices and encourages innovation.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eCreate fundraising opportunities through various development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up and new lead generation.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eLeveraging existing business while continually generating new sales.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eDeliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations, using effective written and verbal communication.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eRepresent MDA throughout the community and actively engage in networking events and business development groups.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eCollaborate with local and national leadership to develop a fundraising strategy, timelines, and goals.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eManage fiscal accountability, following the District Business Plan, including providing accurate monthly projections to Executive Director.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxspmiddle" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eBuild relationships and accountability systems to ensure supporters are engaged and our mission is clearly articulated.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"msolistparagraphcxsplast" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px; text-indent:-18px;line-height:normal;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family: Symbol;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003ePerform other duties or special projects as needed.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-bottom:0px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;line-height: normal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;text-indent:-18px"\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"line-height: 115%; color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003eCompetencies:\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cul style\u003d"list-style-type: disc; list-style-position: inside; margin-top: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px;"\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.6666666666666665px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eDrive: \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eMotivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals and quotas. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with sponsors to meet business objectives. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.6666666666666665px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eInitiative: \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eMeasure 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 collaboratively with a variety of personalities and leadership styles. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.6666666666666665px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eCommunication Skills: \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eClearly and persuasively communicate, including public speaking; listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.6666666666666665px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eProfessionalism: \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eWork well in a fast-paced 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. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.6666666666666665px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eFlexibility: \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eAble to multitask in a changing work environment. Manage competing demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eDependability: \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eFollows instructions, takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:36px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;line-height:normal"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-bottom:0px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;line-height: normal"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-size:16px; color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb class\u003d"" style\u003d"text-indent: -18px;"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-size:16px;line-height:115%; color:windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003eQualifications:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cul style\u003d"list-style-type: disc; list-style-position: inside; margin-top: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px;"\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.3333333333333333px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cfont color\u003d"rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"color: windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003eBachelor's degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and 2+ years of demonstrated fundraising, sales and/or business development experience with a track record of successfully meeting quotas and surpassing expectations or equivalent combination of education and work experience in sales and/or fundraising. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.3333333333333333px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eAbility to work independently and have high personal expectations of work product. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:1.3333333333333333px; margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eAbility to travel throughout District's territory as well as work evenings/weekends as necessary. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment is needed to travel throughout the district. Significant local travel is required for this position; including visiting local business, sponsors, health care facilities, and events in public places. \u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003eValid driver's license required.\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp; \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Default" style\u003d"margin-left:36px;text-indent:-18px;"\u003e\u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-family:Symbol;color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d" color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003eStrong computer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results. Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM and ability to track and report on fundraising progress.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msolistparagraph" style\u003d"margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom: 0px;margin-left:60px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px;line-height: normal"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-size:16px;line-height:115%" class\u003d""\u003eMDA 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.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin-bottom:0px;margin-bottom:0.00013333333333333334px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-size:16px;line-height:115%; color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan class\u003d"st"\u003e\u003cspan lang\u003d"EN" style\u003d"font-size:16px;line-height:115%; color:windowtext;" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"font-size:16px;line-height:115%; color:windowtext" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv style\u003d"text-indent: -18px;"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e


Meet Some of MDA's Employees

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.

Sabrina A.

Executive Director

Sabrina’s primary responsibility is working with the Fundraising Team at MDA to spread awareness about the organization’s mission and raise as much money as possible for the cause.


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