Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Fundraising Campaign Specialist

    Job Locations US-OH-Independence
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Sales/Business Development
    FLSA Status
    Full Time Regular
  • Why LLS

    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."


    Summary:          The Campaign Specialist, Student Series will oversee and manage more than 500 fundraising schools in Northern Ohio. The Specialist will work with school volunteers to develop fundraising goals and an executable plan for reaching those goals while cultivating relationships with schools in 31 counties.


    Reports to:         Student Series Manager


    Supervises:         NA







    • Oversee and manage fundraising schools in 31 counties across Northern Ohio. Will work with students and staff in schools ranging from pre-K to high school level.
    • Conduct in-school strategy and / or goal planning meetings with volunteers and students.
    • Conduct kick-off assemblies in schools.
    • Monitor fundraising progress of participants and maintain communication with schools throughout the academic year.
    • Manage and maximize online fundraising potential with all participating schools.
    • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the Student Series campaign, including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, volunteer goals and event logistics.
    • Communicate and maintain relationships with partners
    • Solicit donation items for school support – such as local gift cards and school supplies
    • Develop positive volunteer interactions and strong relationships with volunteers, sponsors and community and school leaders to support the growth of the program.
    • Maintain clear and consistent communication with participants, volunteers and staff
    • Develop and modify marketing materials as needed for the Student Series campaign, including print and digital communication
    • Communicate with donors through customized thank you letters
    • Maintain a working knowledge of LLS mission and its programs
    • Perform 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.
    • Must have reliable method of daily transportation and valid driver’s license.
    • Relationship driven

    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.
      • PLEASE NOTE – this may involve travel across 31 counties. The Northern Ohio Chapter covers from Toledo to Mansfield. The territory extends as south as Richland county and reaches the state’s east and west borders. All travel will be done via car.
    • May work evenings and weekends as needed.



    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.


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