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Fundraising Campaign Manager, Student Series

Fundraising Campaign Manager, Student Series

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# of Openings 
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Sales/Business Development
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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."


Responsible for managing and implementing the Student Series fundraising campaign within Central Ohio schools to achieve and exceed revenue goals for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in support of LLS' mission.


Reports to: Executive Director or assigned staff

Supervises:  May supervise assigned staff


  • Oversee all aspects of the Student Series fundraising campaign, where students gain the unique experience of helping thousands of people in their fight against blood cancers. The Student Series program teaches service learning, character education and philanthropy in Central Ohio schools. Fundraising programs are tailored to each school level so students can grow with the Student Series and have an even greater impact on the lives of patients.

  • Implement organizational best practices with regard to recruiting and managing the participation of Central Ohio schools in the Student Series program, revenue generation activities, expense and fiscal controls and marketing/promotions and logistics resulting in chapter revenue growth and achievement of revenue goals.

  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the Student Series fundraising campaign, including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, volunteer goals, timelines,.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going fundraising campaign, including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, event satisfaction, overall success of the campaign and suggest improvements.

  • Ensure revenue goals are attained by partnering with chapter leadership to identify, recruit, manage and steward fundraising campaign participants.

  • Develop positive relationships with Central Ohio schools 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.

  • Heavy travel within the state during peak campaign season required in order to recruit schools, conduct presentations at schools and strategy sessions with school staff and students.

  • Manage multiple part-time/temporary staff, 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, 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

  • Identify and network with corporations, community groups, schools, and key donors to engage their support of LLS fundraising campaign(s).

  • Connect with vendors to secure the best rate or donation of services needed for the campaign.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS's mission and programs to promote LLS's fundraising, research, and patient initiatives.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 – 4 years fundraising, communications, sales, marketing, event planning experience
  • Previous experience as a Campaign Specialist

Position Requirements:

  • Able to supervise groups of employees and volunteers

  • Capable of managing multiple priorities effectively

  • Good communication and organizational skills.

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Travel within the Chapter's designated area.

  • Required to work evenings or weekends as needed.

  • May be required to move Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations

  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations



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.