Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Sr. National Director, Fundraising - Innovation & Growth Initiatives

    Job Locations US-(REMOTE - Work from Home)
    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."


    Position: Sr. National Director, Fundraising – Innovation & Growth Initiatives
    Location: (Remote / Rye Brook, NY)


    LLS’s innovative culture constantly inspires and pushes all areas of the organization to new heights, this position has the opportunity to help provide a fresh look at current programs, identifying opportunities and creating strategies to further strengthen; while also testing and incubating new opportunities for revenue generation.

    Reports to: Sr. Vice President, Special Events


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Develops the comprehensive strategic plan for innovation initiatives, which includes strong case for expansion/implementation, organization of campaign standards, specific revenue, retention and recruitment targets, volunteer leadership development plans, participant cultivation visits/events and communication, budgets, timelines, logistics and marketing for each event/campaign.
    • Intense consultation and strategic guidance to support select events (i.e. Big Climb), including responsibility for ensuring KPI’s are met in the field.
    • Partner with RVPs, EDs, and chapter staff to identify, develop and cultivate market expansion for key innovation and growth initiatives.
      • (i.e. Grow Big Climb from 7 markets raising $7M to 20+ markets raising $15M+ within 3 years)
    • Lead development & implementation of a process for the identification & cultivation of innovative revenue driving opportunities with a strong return on investment.
    • Oversee Leukemia Cup Regatta (LCR) product lead, to further refine organizational campaign standards, and model/coach these behaviors to strengthen the management of high level volunteers, revenue generation activities, and logistics resulting in product/market revenue growth.
    • Identify target audiences and build appropriate recruitment and fundraising strategies to successfully recruit, acknowledge, and retain and upgrade event donors/participants.
    • In concert with chapter staff and EDs, develops relationships with key volunteer leadership and fundraising participants to elevate and maximize revenue impact, and participant in key volunteer meetings to drive campaign standard outcomes.
    • Produce forecasting and projections reports by evaluating the effectiveness of the on-going fundraising campaign(s), including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, campaign/event satisfaction, and overall success of the campaign.
    • Completes national campaign projects under the direction of the national SVP of Special Events as assigned including, but not limited to, national tool development and updates, data collection and analysis, national trainings, etc.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of the LLS’s mission and programs to promote LLS’s fundraising, research and patient initiatives. Ensures that the LLS mission is integrated throughout the nation to tie fundraising efforts and volunteer impact.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Education & Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Non Profit Management or Communication preferred.
    • 10+ years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, sales, marketing, community organization, volunteer development /leadership or corporate development.
    • Prefer: 10+ years of progressively responsible related experience with a minimum of 4 years in senior management (i.e. Executive Director Role) successfully overseeing large team with variety of leadership responsibilities and priorities.

    Position Requirements:

    • Demonstrated credibility with proven results
    • Collaborate with Team ensuring success of patient access, education, public policy & advocacy and research
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels
    • Strong background in volunteer recruitment, management and cultivation
    • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence.
    • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
    • Highly organized and professional demeanor.
    • 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 items weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
    • Travel 50 to 75%.
    • Required to work evenings and/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.


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