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Development Specialist in Atlanta, GA at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

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Position Description:

The Development Specialist is a dynamic and creative
front-line fundraiser responsible for securing and growing new income,
developing relationships with major sponsors – either corporate, foundational,
and/or individual -- and working to expand MDA’s business including but not
limited to MDA’s core Consumer Engagement programs, community engagement
activities, and IAFF programs. The
Development Specialist will work with the Executive Director and the district
fundraising team in a highly collaborative manner in order to ensure income
growth in the market. The Development Specialist will report to the Executive
Director and work closely with all levels of the MDA Team. S/he is expected to
collaborate with and take direction from the National Vice Presidents to ensure
best practices are being followed. The
Development Specialist may have supervisory responsibilities. 


- Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing
activities and meeting target deadlines in order to meet financial goals and
execute successful consumer engagement, community, and IAFF events within the
district business plan. 

- Execute individual business plan to exceed revenue goals
and quotas specifically related to growth and new income sources. 

- Responsible for District goal of $300,000-$350,000
including soft credit for Team Momentum. 

- Identify and execute best practices that result in growth
of event revenue in alignment with income plans. Drives best practices and encourages

- Create fundraising opportunities through various
development techniques including prospecting, targeted follow-up and new lead

- Leveraging existing business while continually generating
new sales. 

- Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive
presentations, using effective written and verbal communication. 

- Represent MDA throughout the community and actively
engage in networking events and business development groups. 

- Collaborate with local and national leadership to develop
a fundraising strategy, timelines, and goals. 

- Manage fiscal accountability, following the District
Business Plan, including providing accurate monthly projections to Executive

- Build relationships and accountability systems to ensure
supporters are engaged and our mission is clearly articulated. 

- Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status


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