Fundraising Coordinator

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 constituents’ 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 Fundraising Coordinator is a dynamic and creative fundraiser responsible for securing new sponsors and income, executing fundraising programs and events, developing relationship and expanding MDA’s business in the community.

Reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The Fundraising Coordinator does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Execute individual business plan to exceed revenue goals.

Create fundraising opportunities through various business development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up and new lead generation.

Leverage existing business while continually generating new sales.

Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations, using effective written and verbal communication.

Assist in identifying, recruiting, training and managing temporary coordinators and volunteers.

Manage fiscal accountability for significant income requirements. Provide accurate projections to Executive Director.

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.

Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

All other duties as assigned.


Drive: Motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals and quotas. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with sponsors to meet business objectives. Demonstrate the ability to close the sale.

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. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.

Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, including public speaking; listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively.

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.

Dependability: Follows instructions, takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments.


Bachelor’s degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and two+ years experience in sales, corporate development or fundraising or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to travel throughout District’s territory as well as work evenings/weekends as necessary. 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.

Strong computer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results

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.

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