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Fundraising Campaign Manager - Student of the Year and Man/Woman of the Year

Fundraising Campaign Manager - Student of the Year and Man/Woman of the Year

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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."


Fundraising Campaign Manager – Students of the Year/Man & Woman of the Year

Minnesota Chapter


Summary:         One of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) newest and most exciting campaigns is Student of the Year. Philanthropic and passionate young adult high school candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn the LLS "Student of the Year" title by raising funds for blood cancer research. The Campaign Manager will be responsible for the development and execution of the Student of the Year (SOY) campaign for the Minnesota Chapter. Under the supervision of the Campaign Director, the Manager will also assist with the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign.


Reports to:         Campaign Director


Supervises:        May supervise assigned staff.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement organizational best practices with regard to recruiting and managing high level volunteers, revenue generation activities, expense and fiscal controls and marketing/promotions and logistics resulting in chapter revenue growth and achievement of revenue goals.
  • Develop positive volunteer interactions through recruitment, mentoring, and providing comprehensive support for volunteer leadership and participants to develop and achieve personal fundraising plans, while focusing on the mission of LLS.  
  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the fundraising campaign(s), including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, volunteer goals, and timelines.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going fundraising campaign(s), including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, event satisfaction, overall success of the campaign and suggest improvements.
  • Identify, cultivate and lead campaign volunteers/donors/teams/participants by developing and implementing campaign appropriate strategies and relationship cultivation activities for successful recruitment, acknowledgement and retention of volunteers/donors/ teams/participants
  • Work with all candidates on individualized fundraising plans and implementation that targets candidate resources. (Strategies may include letter appeals, online fundraising pages, auction item solicitation and third party events.)
  • Offer superior customer service to candidates, candidate teams and candidate parents, responding to requests within a 24 hour time period and communicating consistently with all volunteers throughout the campaign.                                        
  • Ensure revenue goals are attained by partnering with chapter leadership to identify, recruit, manage and steward volunteer committees and fundraising campaign participants.
  • Act as an on-site manager during the campaign fundraising event, overseeing activities, staff, vendors, and volunteers to ensure satisfaction of participants, and resolutions of problems.
  • When assigned, manage and act as a resource to Campaign Specialist/Assistant relating to their fundraising campaigns and efforts, as well as provide input for hiring, promotion, performance, termination of those supervised.
  • Supervise and train campaign staff in campaign best practices with an emphasis on volunteer development and fundraising.
  • Identify and network with corporations, community groups, schools, and key donors to engage their support of LLS fundraising campaign(s).
  • Manage and ensure the development of all materials required for the successful implementation of SOY; including, but not limited to, recruitment packets, invitations, posters, candidate fundraising materials, motivational materials, website and more.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of the mission of LLS and its programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4+ years fundraising, communications, sales, marketing experience with an emphasis on fundraising / team management.

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Demonstration of professional maturity and judgment.
  • Ability to work with different leadership styles and personalities.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • May be required to move Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
  • Travel within the Chapter's designated area.
  • Required to work evenings or weekends.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.