Fundraising Coordinator

At MDA, we search for talent who will embrace and align with ourmission, vision, and values which are shared below.

PURPOSE At MDA, we are fighting to free individuals — and the families wholove them — from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitating diseases so theycan 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 constituents' 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:

A Fundraising Coordinator is a dynamic and creative fundraiserresponsible 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 alllevels 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 businessdevelopment techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up and new lead generation.

Leverage existing business while continually generating new sales.

Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations, usingeffective written and verbal communication.

Assist in identifying, recruiting, training and managing temporarycoordinators and volunteers.

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

Oversee and participate in the execution of major fundraisingprograms 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 careactivities such as clinics, MDA Summer Camp, support group and otherservice 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 askfor and offer help when needed. Demonstrate the ability towork independently and collaboratively with a variety of personalities andleadership styles.

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

Professionalism: Work well in a fast-paced environment; treatothers with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions. Understandbusiness implications of decisions, align work with strategicgoals, complete administrative tasks and develop strategies to achieveorganizational 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 ownactions; keeps commitments.


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

Ability to travel throughout District's territory as well as workevenings/weekends as necessary. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment to travelthroughout the district. Significant local travel is required forthis position; including visiting local business, health care facilities,and events in public places.

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

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protectedveteran status.

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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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