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Development Liaison in Washington, DC at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

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Job Description

Position Description:
The Innovations in Care Development Liaison is a national director level position that will serve a critical function across departments within MDA to identify and set into motion development opportunities to support MDA’s mission. The Development Liaison will serve as a leader in the Innovations in Care team.

• Develop and maintain program briefs and impact sheets
• Lead collaborative efforts across the organization with regard to increasing development opportunities for MDA Innovations programs
• Collaborate across MDA, specifically with Innovations in Science, Care & Clinical Services, Resource Center, Program Development, Community Engagement/Development, Health Care Partnerships, Medical Education, and Marketing and Communications in carrying out job duties
• Establish and lead regular team coordinating activities/meetings
• Develop presentations and maintain impact metrics
• Develop and execute monthly reports
• Leverage technology and platforms to generate impact metrics
• Identify novel and innovative approaches for partners and sponsors to engage
• Monitor the external environment for development trends and opportunities
• Manage and collaborate with regard to relationships with key external stakeholders
• Leads collaboration process between MDA field and national care and development teams including establishing regular leadership meetings across teams
• Other duties as assigned

• Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
• Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
• Business Acumen: Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
• Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

• Detail minded: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization. Strong attention to detail while multitasking. 

• Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively. Initiative - Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team; exhibit sound and accurate judgment, including prioritization and time management skills. Able to provide support to multiple team members simultaneously.

• Drive: Motivated to develop and exceed business plans and to clearly set expectations and goals. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships. 

• 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.


• Bachelors degree required
• 3+ years experience in clinical settings or significant professional education/training regarding clinical environments; prior experience with or understanding of non-profit development environment a plus
• Demonstrated success in managing projects and teams
• 3+ years management experience
• Coalition engagement and/or coalition building experience preferred
• Demonstrated ability to develop impactful presentations
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Ability to prioritize among multiple projects and deadlines
• Ability to turn around work product swiftly and with high accuracy and attention to detail
• Exceptional computer and technical skills (including Microsoft office suite)
• Working knowledge of Salesforce and Financial Force

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.