Executive Director

\u003cp class\u003d"msonormal" style\u003d"margin: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: null;"\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eAt MDA:\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eOur Values\u003c/b\u003e are our strength: We believe in \u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eMUSCLE\u003c/b\u003e:\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eM\u003c/b\u003eission: We're driven to accelerate progress for families and muscle health.\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eU\u003c/b\u003enderstanding: We're attentive to our constituent's needs and each other's.\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eS\u003c/b\u003etewardship: By investing precious resources wisely, we drive the best possible outcomes.\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eC\u003c/b\u003eollaboration: We foster win-win partnerships and build communities.\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eL\u003c/b\u003eearning: Knowledge powers our success and empowers our people.\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eE\u003c/b\u003excellence: We strive to do our best and exceed constituents' expectations.\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003ePosition Description:\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp; \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003eAn \u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003ci style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eExecutive Director\u003c/i\u003e\u003c/b\u003e (ED)\u0026nbsp;is a dynamic, flexible and creative leader who will drive fundraising, relationship building, and overall community presence. You will inspire, lead, and manage a diverse team of employees through continuous feedback, mentoring and leading the team by example. You will drive the financial results of the District and MDA's standard of excellence in the quality of services provided to the families we serve throughout a specific geographical area. The ED reports to the Divisional Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The ED supervises a team including but not limited to, Associate Executive Director, Area Director, Director of Business Development, Fundraising Coordinators, and Administrative staff.\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eResponsibilities:\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"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eProvide direction and leadership toward the achievement of MDA's annual objectives and budget while leading a team to success with our purpose, mission, and strategy as guiding principles. \u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eMust effectively lead, manage and develop all District staff.\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp; \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eDrive new income opportunities by engaging and recruiting MDA sponsors, volunteers and community members.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eAccountable for the attainment of District Team income and individual fundraising goals.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eHandle fiscal accountability for significant individual and team income requirements. Provide accurate projections to Divisional Director on monthly basis.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eDevelop and implement strategic business plans and problem solve ensuring District achievement of income and following the Business Plan.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eBuild a dynamic office culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse team of employees and volunteers by engaging families, working collaboratively with the Family Support and Clinical Care team and in engaging staff in the mission.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eResponsible for the hiring, training and development of the staff including mentoring, feedback, and performance reviews.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eHas an 'employee' first mentality; as a leader of an office most of the praise, goals achieved, and successes should be on your team.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eLeads and participates 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 and health care activities such as; clinics, MDA Summer Camp, support group and other service programs.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eAll other duties as assigned.\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eCompetencies:\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"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eLeadership:\u003c/b\u003e Proven ability to provide vision and inspiration to team members, develops workable plans, set expectations, monitor delegated activities and provide recognition for results.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eCommunication Skills:\u003c/b\u003e Clearly and persuasively communicates, including public speaking; listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eAnalytical Skills:\u003c/b\u003e Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather and analyze information skillfully; solicit feedback and use reason when dealing with emotional topics.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eInitiative:\u003c/b\u003e Measure 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.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eIntegrity:\u003c/b\u003e Work well in a rapidly changing 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/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eFlexibility:\u003c/b\u003e Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Lead challenging demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation.\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u003cb style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003eQualifications:\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"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eBachelor\u0027s degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and three to five years of direct management experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eDemonstrated experience in financial planning/reporting and budgetary oversight.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eShown success leading professional staff and providing mentorship and support to help them achieve their goals.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eAbility to travel within territory and work flexible hours. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment to travel throughout the district. Significant local travel is required for this position; including visiting local business, health care facilities, and events in public places.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eAbility and willingness to work irregular hours and attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class\u003d"Compact" style\u003d"margin-left:32px;text-indent:-32px; tab-stops:list 0px"\u003e\u003cspan style\u003d"" class\u003d""\u003e\u003c/span\u003eComputer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products.\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"Compact"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\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/p\u003e \u003cp class\u003d"msonormal"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \u003cfont size\u003d"3"\u003e\u003c/font\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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