At MDA, we are fighting to free individuals — and thefamilies who love them — from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitatingdiseases so they can 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 constituent’s 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.
A Fundraising Coordinator (FC) is adynamic and creative professional fundraiser responsible for securing newsponsors and income, executing fundraising programs and events, developingrelationships; and rapidly growing MDA’s business within the community. You will report to the Executive Director and work closely with all levels ofthe MDA Team. The FC does not have supervisory responsibilities.
- Maintain existing and build new sponsorrelationships through effective communication. Convert new sponsors intocommitted supporters through identification of shared goals and values.
- Execute individual business plan to exceedrevenue goals.
- May lead and participate in the execution ofmajor fundraising programs such as MDA’s Shamrocks Against Dystrophy, MuscleWalk, Lock-Ups, Fill the Boot, Golf Tournaments, Social Events and othercommunity based fundraising.
- Handle fiscal accountability for significantincome requirements. Provide timely and accurate projections to the ExecutiveDirector.
- Build fundraising opportunities through variousbusiness development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up, andnew lead generation.
- Deliver organized, structured, and persuasivepresentations, using effective written and verbal communication.
- Assist in recruiting, identifying, and trainingtemporary coordinators and volunteers.
- Engage in continued learning opportunitiesprovided by MDA’s Learning and Development Center and outside resources(non-profit blogs, TED talks, and fundraising experts).
- Work closely with the Family Support team on theMuscle Walk and other family engagement fundraising programs.
- Perform other duties or special projects asneeded.
- Drive:Motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals and quotas. Establish andmaintain 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-developmentactivities and learn new skills, seek increased responsibilities and ask forand offer help when needed. Demonstrate the ability to work independently andharmoniously with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
- CommunicationSkills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, including public speaking;listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly andinformatively.
- Integrity:Work well in a rapidly changing environment; treat others with respect andconsideration; accept responsibility for own actions. Understand businessimplications of decisions, align work with strategic goals, completeadministrative tasks and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
- Flexibility:Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Handle competing demands andunexpected events. Willingness to change approach to best fit the situation.
- Dependability:Follows instructions, takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments.
- Bachelor’s degree (Business or Non-ProfitManagement preferred) and/or two+ years’ experience in sales, corporatedevelopment or fundraising or equivalent combination of education andexperience.
- Ability to travel throughout District’sterritory as necessary. Use of personal vehicle in the course of employment totravel throughout the district. Significant local travel is required for thisposition; including visiting local business, health care facilities, and eventsin public places. A valid driver’s license and insurance is required.
- Ability and willingness to work irregular hoursincluding evenings and weekends to attend meetings beyond the framework of thenormal working schedule.
- Strong computer skills and ability to useexisting technology to achieve desired results.
MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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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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