Executive Director

Executive Director


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

Our Values areour strength:

We believe in MUSCLE:
- Mission: We’redriven to accelerate progress for families and muscle health.
- Understanding:We’re attentive to our constituent’s needs and each other’s.
- Stewardship: Byinvesting precious resources wisely, we drive the best possible outcomes.
- Collaboration: Wefoster win-win partnerships and build communities.
- Learning:Knowledge powers our success and empowers our people.
- Excellence: Westrive to do our best and exceed constituents’ expectations.

Position Description:
An Executive Director (ED) is adynamic, flexible and creative leader who will drive fundraising, relationshipbuilding, and overall community presence. You will inspire, lead, and manage adiverse team of employees through continuous feedback, mentoring and leadingthe team by example. You will drive the financial results of the District andMDA’s standard of excellence in the quality of services provided to thefamilies we serve throughout a specific geographical area. The ED reports tothe Regional Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The EDsupervises a team including but not limited to, Associate Executive Director,Director of Business Development, Fundraising Coordinators, and Administrativestaff.

- Provide direction and leadership toward theachievement of MDA’s annual objectives and budget while leading a team tosuccess with our purpose, mission, and strategy as guiding principles.
- Must effectively lead, manage and develop allDistrict staff.
- Drive new income opportunities by engaging andrecruiting MDA sponsors, volunteers and community members.
- Accountable for the attainment of District Teamincome and individual fundraising goals.
- Handle fiscal accountability for significantindividual and team income requirements. Provide accurate projections toDivisional Director on monthly basis.
- Develop and implement strategic business plansand problem solve ensuring District achievement of income and following theBusiness Plan.
- Build a dynamic office culture that attracts,retains, and motivates a diverse team of employees and volunteers by engagingfamilies, working collaboratively with the Family Support and Clinical Careteam and in engaging staff in the mission.
- Responsible for the hiring, training anddevelopment of the staff including mentoring, feedback, and performance reviews.
- Has an ‘employee’ first mentality; as a leaderof an office most of the praise, goals achieved, and successes should be onyour team.
- Leads and participates in the execution of majorfundraising programs such as; MDA’s Shamrocks Against Dystrophy, Muscle Walk,Lock-Ups, Fill the Boot, Golf Tournaments, Social Events and other communitybased fundraising and health care activities such as; clinics, MDA Summer Camp,support group and other service programs.
- All other duties as assigned.

- Leadership:Proven ability to provide vision and inspiration to team members, developsworkable plans, set expectations, monitor delegated activities and providerecognition for results.
- CommunicationSkills: Clearly and persuasively communicates, including public speaking;listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly andinformatively.
- AnalyticalSkills: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather andanalyze information skillfully; solicit feedback and use reason when dealingwith emotional topics.
- Initiative:Measure self against a standard of excellence. Undertake self-developmentactivities and learn new skills; seek increased responsibilities and ask forand offer help when needed.
- Integrity:Work well in a rapidly changing environment; treat others with respect andconsideration; accept responsibility for own actions. Understand businessimplications of decisions, align work with strategic goals, completeadministrative tasks and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
- Flexibility:Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Lead challenging demands andunexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation.

- Bachelor's degree (Business or Non-ProfitManagement preferred) and three to five years of direct management experiencerequired or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated experience in financialplanning/reporting and budgetary oversight.
- Shown success leading professional staff andproviding mentorship and support to help them achieve their goals.
- Ability to travel within territory and workflexible hours. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment to travelthroughout the district. Significant local travel is required for thisposition; including visiting local business, health care facilities, and eventsin public places.
- Ability and willingness to work irregular hoursand attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suiteproducts.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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