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Fundraising Campaign Manager - Light the Night (Fort Worth, TX)

Fundraising Campaign Manager - Light the Night (Fort Worth, TX)

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# of Openings 
Job Locations 
US-TX-Ft. Worth
Sales/Business Development
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."


Responsible for managing and implementing Student Series campaign in chapter office to achieve and exceed revenue goals for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) within the region and/or chapter's chartered area.

Reports to: Campaign Director or assigned staff

Supervises: May supervise assigned staff

Additional Position Information

The Campaign: Student Series is about changing students, by helping them develop life skills and connecting them with science, research and advocacy. The intention is to inspire the cancer researchers of tomorrow in teaching them about things like leadership, teamwork and the importance of giving back.


  • 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 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 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.
  • Management responsibility includes supervising account team- training, developing and mentoring campaign staff in campaign best practices with an emphasis on volunteer development and fundraising strategy
  • Ensure revenue goals are attained by partnering with chapter leadership to identify, recruit, manage and steward fundraising campaign participants
  • Responsible for  securing, growing, and retaining accounts and providing outstanding customer service
  • Develop positive relationships with 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.
  • Extensive daily travel within the designated territory required
  • 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
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills i.e. perform education based presentations at schools and planning/strategy sessions with school staff and student leaders
  • Ability to plan and work independently while managing a field based team
  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven environment
  • Identify and network with corporations, community groups, schools, and key donors to engage their support of LLS fundraising campaign(s).
  • Highly effective organization, capable of managing multiple priorities effectively, high level of communication,  negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set aggressive goals, accomplish strong results through strong volunteer recruitment and management
  • 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
  • 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.