Fundraising Coordinator


At MDA, we are fighting to free individuals —and the families who love them — from the harmful effects ofmuscle-debilitating diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Our Values are ourstrength: We believe in MUSCLE:

Mission: We’re driven to accelerate progress for families andmuscle health.

Understanding: We’re attentive to our constituents’ needs andeach other’s.

Stewardship: By investing precious resources wisely, we drivethe best possible outcomes.

Collaboration: We foster win-win partnerships and buildcommunities.

Learning: Knowledge powers our success and empowers ourpeople.

Excellence: We strive 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, executingfundraising programs and events, developing relationship and expanding MDA’sbusiness 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.


Executeindividual business plan to exceed revenue goals.

Create fundraising opportunities through various businessdevelopment techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up and new leadgeneration.

Leverageexisting business while continually generating new sales.

Deliverorganized, structured, and persuasive presentations, using effective writtenand verbal communication.

Assist inidentifying, recruiting, training and managing temporary coordinators andvolunteers.

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

Oversee and participate in the execution of major fundraising programssuch 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 SummerCamp, support group and other service programs.

Performother duties or special projects as needed.

All otherduties as assigned.


Drive: Motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals andquotas. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with sponsors tomeet 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 helpwhen needed. Demonstrate the ability to work independently andcollaboratively with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.

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

Professionalism: Work well in a fast-paced environment; treatothers with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions.Understand business 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 changeapproach 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 orfundraising or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to travel throughout District’s territory as well aswork evenings/weekends as necessary. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment to travel throughout thedistrict. Significant local travel is required for this position;including visiting local business, health care facilities, and events in publicplaces.

Strongcomputer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desiredresults

MDA is anEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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