Job of the week: Fundraising Coordinator at The Muscular Dystrophy Association
Make a difference in millions of lives every day by utilizing your sales, marketing and public relations skills both in your community and across the country by joining the MDA, as a Fundraising Coordinator. As a Fundraising Coordinator you will manage sales and marketing campaigns designed to create new, as well as foster existing, corporate sponsor relationships that support MDA’s mission and services in a fast paced and dynamic work environment.
Just as the MDA is driven to meet its healthcare, medical research and social service mission you must be driven to develop new business, interact with the local community and cultivate relationships with corporate sponsors and MDA families. Through various business development techniques you will encourage participation and support for MDA fundraising programs and special events while managing a fulfilling and challenging work environment.
Responsibilities of Fundraising Coordinator
Actively participate in the execution and management of MDA’s fundraising programs including the ability to multi-task, handling logistics and follow through on multiple events/programs at the same time.
Identify new corporate sponsors and maximize fund development opportunities through various business development techniques including cold-calling, following up on warm leads and attending networking events; consistently research ways to create partnerships with local businesses.
Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations; listen to and understand others, and ensure that written and verbal communication are culturally appropriate and consistently reflect the MDA’s mission, goals, values, and brand.
Coordinate targeted advertising, sales and marketing initiatives to communicate MDA’s healthcare and research involvement and social services to the local community and increase sponsorship of events.
Maintain existing relationships by ensuring effective public relations and communication with existing sponsors and families to keep them abreast of existing and upcoming community engagements.
Effectively engage donors of all levels, recognizing and championing the value and potential of stakeholders; meet with sponsors and patient families to educate them about MDA’s fundraising events and special events, answering any questions that may arise.
Advise and assist in the development of an organization-wide fundraising strategy, plan and budget – including effective strategies for raising funds.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience in sales and/or fundraising
Demonstrated sales and business development experience with a track record of successfully meeting sales quota.
Excellent verbal communication and active listening skills
Professional, confident and driven work style with a competitive spirit
Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
Experience in leveraging existing business while continually generating new sales
Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently
Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards
Working knowledge of computers and personal communication devices
A valid state driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record and reliable transportation
Bilingual skills a plus
Our employees like working at the MDA because of our career opportunities, inclusive environment, work-life balance, benefits and culture. Joining our dedicated team you will experience the gratification of knowing your work impacts the well-being of millions of people, both directly and indirectly, affected by neuromuscular diseases. Our commitment extends to our employees and we recognize their need to balance work and personal responsibilities.
Some of the comprehensive benefits we offer our employees include:
Unlimited internal career paths and opportunities
Medical / Dental comprehensive PPO plan
403(b) retirement savings plan
Paid holiday, personal, vacation and Sick days
Apply today, and get ready to feel great about your next career.
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Position type: full time salaried employee
No candidates will be considered who reside outside of area listed above. No agencies please.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Complete job description can be found here).