Divisional Director

Job Title: Divisional Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Field Organization

Reports To: Divisional Chief Executive

Location: Seattle Area

Travel Required: Yes

Job Code: 1015

Position Type: Full-Time


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

Our Values are our strength: We believe in MUSCLE:

Mission: We’re driven to accelerate progress for families and muscle health.

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

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

Collaboration: We foster win-win partnerships and build communities.

Learning: Knowledge powers our success and empowers our people.

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

Position Description:
A Divisional Director is a dynamic and innovative leader with the ability to drive fundraising, relationship building and health care services. The Divisional Director will work with Executive Directors to inspire and manage a diverse team of employees located in separate offices. This individual will drive fundraising results and ensure MDA’s standard of excellence in the quality of services provided to the families we serve. Reports to the Divisional Chief Executive and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team.

Effective leadership, management and development of District staff, primarily working through local Executive Directors.
Develop and lead strategic business plans ensuring achievement of income and as well as managing all expenses.
Handle fiscal accountability by meeting and exceeding measurable goals and providing accurate projections.
Mentor employees, conduct performance evaluations, counsel, coaching and provide disciplinary actions when needed, work to facilitate individual and team development that drives positive results.
Focus on professional development of Team members, collaborating with Training and Development for staff onboarding and further education.
Build and maintain high functioning District Teams, partnering with Human Resources on hiring and personnel matters.
Maintain ability to step in and lead District Teams in all major fundraising and programs, including Summer Camp.
Drive new income opportunities by engaging and recruiting MDA sponsors, volunteers and community members. Leading Divisional programs and initiatives as needed.
* All other duties assigned.

Leadership: Proven ability to provide vision and inspiration to team members, set expectations, evaluate employee performance and provide recognition for results.
Initiative: Measure self against a standard of excellence. Demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles, take calculated risks to accomplish goals. Ability to work a demanding, primarily self-directed work schedule. Continually work to diverse strategy Improve leadership skills.
Integrity: Work well in a rapidly changing environment; treat others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions. Understand business implications of decisions, align work with strategic goals. Meet all commitments.
Flexibility: Develop new or es to achieve organizational goals. Able to lead in a changing work environment. Handle challenging demands and unexpected events.
Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate verbally and in writing, listen and seek clarification; handle difficult or emotional situations; maintain confidentiality.
Problem Solving: Conduct appropriate analysis and make clear, consistent and timely decisions.

Bachelor's degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and 5+ years of direct team management experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience in financial and budgetary management.
Shown success in leading professional staff and providing guidance and support to help them achieve their goals.
Travel throughout the assigned territory is required for this position. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment to travel throughout the Division.
Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products.

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.

Meet Some of MDA's Employees

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.

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.

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