Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Fundraising Campaign Manager-Student Series

    Job Locations US-LA-Metairie
    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."


    Mission of LLS: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $1 billion for research specifically targeting blood cancers.

    The Campaign: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student Series campaign is a 3-week fundraising campaign conducted in schools to see which school can raise the most money.  While each school  conducts its own campaign, all schools are united by one goal: to learn leadership skills to raise funds to help blood cancer patients live longer and more fulfilling lives.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversee and manage fundraising schools. Alongside schools, develops fundraising goals and an executable plan for reaching those goals
    • Identify and cultivate top fundraiser schools
    • Oversee and manage assisting campaign staff to meet and exceed campaign goals
    • Monitor fundraising progress of participants to determine appropriate strategies to maximize fundraising
    • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the fundraising campaign(s), including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, volunteer goals, timelines, and location of events
    • Develop strong relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders to support growth of program
    • Identify and cultivate long term relationships with fundraising schools who have potential to make a significant impact on the LLS mission
    • Maintain accurate financial records and continuously evaluate statistical data for entire program; report and maintain accurate information on prospect development, revenue forecasts, conversion and stewardship activity; track income and expenses; facilitate comprehensive campaign records, evaluations and reports
    • Maintain clear and consistent communication with participants, volunteers and staff
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS mission and its programs
    • Perform other related duties as assigned


    Critical Success Factors:

    • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and partnership
    • Proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals
    • Demonstrated success identifying, implementing and growing corporate partnerships
    • Manages relationships intuitively, able to think conceptually and strategically
    • Thorough understanding of school fundraising decision-making processes and culture
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities to meet critical deadlines
    • Team player dedicated to ensuring that the programs are projecting a professional, cohesive and collaborative image at all times


    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • 2+ years of demonstrated success in fundraising, sales or corporate development
    • 2+ years of proven success in event fundraising and in motivating volunteers to raise money
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and entrepreneurial spirit
    • Highly organized and professional demeanor
    • Employee management skills including recruiting & terminating temporary employees
    • Motivational presenter to all demographics – students and adults
    • Technically proficient with Microsoft Office and database programs
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, listening and selling skills
    • Capable of managing multiple priorities effectively
    • 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.
    • Required to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as necessary.


    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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