Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Manager, Mission Operations

Manager, Mission Operations

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# of Openings 
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Mission Operations
FLSA Status 
Full Time Regular

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How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


The Mission Operations Manager executes the Mission forecast and budget process, manages Mission Access grants, and conducts program analysis and outcome reporting. Assists management in establishing and achieving short-term and long-term Mission operation objectives. Supports the overall planning and analysis of activities across all Mission. The Mission Operations Manager works ensure all enterprise-wide operation efforts are well coordinated between all LLS departments, national office and the field.

Reports to: Senior Director, Mission Operations


  • Oversee and coordinate the monthly Mission forecast process, including report generation, review and analysis with all Mission departments.
  • Coordinate monthly financial reviews with senior management.
  • Track and analyze Mission projects and activities.
  • Accountable for day-to-day administration of LLS budget policies and procedures necessary for the effectiveness of Mission goals.
  • Assist Vice President, Mission Operations and Senior Director, Mission Operations with the development of the annual Mission budget.
  • Manage the LLS National Office field grants ensuring compliance to grant learning objectives and sponsorship criteria.
  • Accountable for day-to-day grant program operations including budget reconciliation, funding allocations, regional funding utilization, establishment of standardized program materials, approval of chapter/region specific materials, and capitalizing on branding opportunities.
  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the LLS grant process by recommending and implementing improvements to each stage of the grant cycle.
  • Assist in identifying Mission operation program efficiencies and improvements and development of coordinated enterprise-wide operational functions.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS mission and programs to promote the field and campaign fundraising initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to implement strategic objectives of LLS’s Mission.


Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in Project Management/Operations


Position Requirements: 

  • Strong problem-solving, priority-setting, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and move projects forward in timely fashion
  • Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure, and simultaneously move multiple tasks forward at high level.
  • Experience working across multiple functions within an organization and execution of goals with enterprise level impact.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across multiple departments and create interdependencies with other teams. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively.
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-functional team, including interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and succeed in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.