Executive Director

PURPOSE

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:

An Executive Director is dynamic and innovative leader to drive fundraising, health care services, relationship building, and overall community presence. The Executive Director must inspire and manage a diverse team of employees This individual 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. Reports to the Divisional Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The Executive Director supervises a team including but not limited to, Associate Executive Director, Area Director, Director of Business Development, Fundraising Coordinator, Health Care Service Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities:

  • Effective leadership, management and development of all District staff. Provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of MDA’s philosophy, mission, strategy and our annual objectives and budget.
  • Take accountability for the attainment of District Team income and individual fundraising goals.
  • Manage fiscal accountability for significant individual and team income requirements. Provide accurate projections to Divisional Director.
  • Develop and implement strategic business plans ensuring District achievement of income and health care goals, following the Business Plan and Health Care measurable documentation.
  • Drive new income opportunities by engaging and recruiting MDA sponsors, volunteers and community members.
  • Create a dynamic office culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse team of top quality employees and volunteers.
  • Take an active role in hiring, training and development of the staff including coaching, feedback and performance reviews.
  • Oversee and 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 and health care activities such as; clinics, MDA Summer Camp, support group and other service programs.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  • Leadership: Proven ability to provide vision and inspiration to Team members, develops workable plans, set expectations, monitor delegated activities and provide recognition for results.
  • Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, including public speaking; listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively.
  • Problem Solving Skills: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather and analyze information skillfully; solicit feedback and use reason when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Initiative: 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.
  • Professionalism: Work 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.
  • Flexibility: Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Manage competing demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and three to five years of direct management experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning/reporting and budgetary oversight.
  • Proven success managing professional staff and providing guidance and support to help them achieve their goals.
  • Ability 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.
  • 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, 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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