Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Returning Candidate?

Fundraising Campaign Manager

Fundraising Campaign Manager

Job ID 
# of Openings 
Job Locations 
Sales/Business Development
FLSA Status 
Full Time Regular

More information about this job


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 Man Woman of The Year campaign to achieve and exceed revenue goals for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in support of LLS’ mission, within the National Capital Area's chartered area.


Reports to: Campaign Director

Supervises:  May supervise assigned staff

Additional Position Information

The Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a spirited 10-week fundraising competition where participants raise funds toward the LLS mission in honor of local blood cancer survivors given the titles of Boy & Girl of the Year. In 2017, the National Capital Area's MWOY candidates raised a total of more than $2.3 million - one of the highest-grossing MWOY campaigns in the nation.The National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking a professional, mature, and high-energy leader to support the Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. An ideal candidate will have experience with volunteer recruitment and management, vendor and logistical coordination, and some accounting. Additional responsibilities include managing the Boy & Girl of the Year and their families, as well as working some nights and weekends, particularly during the 10 week campaign.



  • 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.
  • Oversee all aspects of Man & Woman of the Year under the direction of the Campaign Director..
  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for Man Woman of The Year, including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, volunteer goals, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manage and act as a resource to Campaign Specialists and Campaign Assistants 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, 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 Man Woman of The Year (MWOY).
  • Connect with vendors to secure the best rate or donation of services needed for MWOY.
  • Develop/modify marketing materials (brochures, recruitment, promotional flyers, pledge forms) to promote the fundraising campaign.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS's mission and programs to promote the Society's fundraising, research, and patient initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements:

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

Position Requirements: 

  • Collaborate with Mission Team ensuring success of patient access, education, public policy & advocacy and research.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in nonprofit and volunteer management, with an emphasis on proven fundraising results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels.
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer development and cultivation.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence.
  • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
  • Highly organized and professional.
  • Resourcefulness, promotions savvy and problem solving acumen.
  • 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.