Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Sr. Manager, Major Gifts

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Philanthropy (Donor 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."


    Manage the chapter’s donor development program (major gifts, planned giving and foundation giving).  Assist in the development of an integrated strategic plan for donor development in support of LLS’ mission.    


    Reports to: Director, Donor Development

    Supervises: May Supervise Assigned Staff


    • Assist in the development and execution of a strategic plan for the chapter’s donor development program. This includes marketing for the program, database management, organizing donor development events and committee management.
    • Responsible for organizing estate planning seminars and other related programs and donor cultivation events. Develops relationships with financial management professionals.
    • Manage and organize donor development volunteers and committees. Work with Donor Development Director or assigned staff in developing an effective committee structure. 
    • Develop and write grant proposals for foundations, corporations and public agencies within the chapter’s chartered area. Meet with those organizations that look the most promising.
    • Cultivate sponsorships for assigned chapter activities and events.
    • Through marketing and acquisition activity, develop prospect lists and conduct solicitations.
    • Analyze chapter’s donor lists to identify and cultivate both major gift and planned giving prospects.
    • Assist as assigned in the development and implementation of other chapter activities.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS mission and programs to promote the field and campaign fundraising initiatives.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    Education & Experience Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Sr. Manager: 5-7 years donor development experience.
    • Formal training in major gifts, planned giving and other donor development activities a plus. 

    Position Requirements: 

    • Collaborate with Mission Team ensuring success of patient access, education, public policy & advocacy and research
    • Experience in all aspects of donor development, including major gifts, planned giving, institutional giving and foundation giving, with a proven record of success.
    • Solid MS Office Suite and database management skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to make public presentations.
    • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
    • Highly professional demeanor.
    • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills. 

    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


    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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