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Fundraising Campaign Specialist

Fundraising Campaign Specialist

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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 elements of the Light The Night campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in support of LLS’ mission, within the Chapter's chartered area.


Reports to:  Sr. Campaign Director

Supervises: NA

Additional Position Information

The New Jersey chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks a campaign specialist to support their Light The Night campaign. Light The Night is a 2 1/2 mile walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers.


  • Oversee multiple independent elements of the chapter's Light The Night walks.
  • Ensure revenue goals are attained by partnering with chapter leadership to identify, recruit, manage and steward volunteer committees and fundraising campaign participants.
  • Identifies, cultivates and stewards 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.
  • Act as an on-site manager during the assigned Light The Night walk, overseeing activities, staff, vendors, and volunteers to ensure satisfaction of participants, and resolutions of problems.
  • Manage and adhere to campaign timelines and budgets by tracking revenue and expenses associated with assigned walk-site.
  • Oversee logistics, timelines and other operational elements for assigned walk-site.
  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for Light The Night, including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, volunteer goals, and timelines.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going Light The Night walk-sites, including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, event satisfaction, and overall success of the campaign.
  • 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.
  • Identify and network with corporations, community groups, schools, and key donors to engage their support in Light The Night.
  • Connect with vendors to secure the best rate or donation of services needed for the walk-site.
  • Develop/modify marketing materials (brochures, recruitment, promotional flyers, pledge forms) to promote Light The Night.
  • 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.
  • 2 years fundraising, sales, marketing, communications, event planning experience.

Position Requirements:

  • Collaborate with Mission Team ensuring success of patient access, education, public policy & advocacy and research.
  • Excellent MS Office Suite and database management skills.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Professional and solid judgment. 

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.