Director of Business Development

Position Description:
A Director of Business Development (DBD) is a dynamic and creative fundraiser responsible for securing new income, developing relationships with major sponsors and working to expand MDA’s business by leading various committee relationships. You will be part of the District leadership team and will work with the Executive Director to ensure income growth in the market. The DBD reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The DBD does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Execute individual business plan to exceed revenue goals and quotas specifically related to growth and new income sources.
Participate in the execution of major fundraising programs such as MDA’s Shamrocks against Dystrophy, Muscle Walk, Lock-Ups, Fill the Boot, Golf Tournaments, Social Events and other community based fundraising.
Build new and maintain existing sponsor relationships through effective communication. Transform new sponsors into committed supporters through identification of shared goals and values.
Work with Fundraising team to help them develop their target lists and learn development techniques.
Collaborate with Executive Director and Fundraising Team to develop a district wide fundraising strategy, timelines and goals.
Build fundraising opportunities through various business development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up and new lead generation.
Continued prospecting, lead generation and targets for all MDA emphasis programs.
Using existing business while continually generating new sponsorship partners.
Represent MDA throughout the community and actively engage in networking events and business development groups.
Handle fiscal accountability, following the District Business Plan, including providing accurate monthly projections to Executive Director.
Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations, using effective written and verbal communication.
Ability to work independently and have a high standard of excellence for self.

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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