Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Fundraising Campaign Manager, Firefighter Stairclimb

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

    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."


    The LLS Firefighter Stairclimb is the world’s largest on-air stair climb competition. Open only to career, volunteer, or retired firefighters, this is an exclusive, sell-out event, featuring over 2,000 members of the fire service who must register, commit, and fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society before ascending the tallest building in Seattle on event day. It takes 69 floors, or 1,356 steps, to reach the highly acclaimed Sky View Observatory with breathtaking views of the entire Puget Sound region. The LLS Firefighter Stairclimb event raises money through individual and team fundraising, sponsorship, and entry fees which is then invested in its mission to fund blood cancer research and support services for patients and their families. In 2019, the Firefighter Stairclimb campaign raised over $2.9 million dollars, and sold out in 14 minutes.


    The Fundraising Campaign Manager will be responsible for participant engagement and retention for the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb, with a goal of increasing individual and team fundraising, growing the number of participants and teams, expanding outreach opportunities, strengthening mission connectivity, and enhancing the event experience. They will be expected to take initiative and be a self-starter able to work independently of others yet able to excel in a collaborative environment. They must maintain professionalism, show flexibility, be customer-service oriented, have a strong attention to detail, handle multiple tasks and changing priorities, and remain composed under pressure of deadlines. The Fundraising Campaign Manager must be able to effectively communicate the mission, values, and scope of the institution.


    • Identify, recruit, cultivate, and support constituents and high-level volunteers to steward meaningful engagement with our mission and chapter community to ensure attainment of revenue goals.
    • Work with volunteers, donors, participants, and committees to maximize their personal fundraising efforts, developing and implementing appropriate strategies, cultivation activities, and acknowledgement.
    • Provide excellent customer service to all donors, participants, and teams by responding promptly to requests and providing consistent year-round communication.
    • Develop marketing and social media materials to promote the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb.
    • Act as an on-site manager during the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb event weekend and supporting events, overseeing activities and staff, and managing vendors and volunteers to ensure a high-quality experience for participants and partners.
    • Implement organizational best practices with regard to recruiting and managing high-level volunteers, revenue generation activities, expense and fiscal controls, and marketing/promotions and logistics resulting in chapter revenue growth and achievement of revenue goals.
    • Support the Senior Campaign Manager and act as a resource for Campaign Assistants and intern.
    • Provide input on the strategic plan for the campaign, including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, volunteer/community engagement, timelines, and more.
    • Identify and network with corporations, community groups, schools, and key donors to engage and grow their support of the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb.
    • Connect with vendors to secure the best rate or donation of services needed for the campaign.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of LLS mission and programs to promote the Society's fundraising, research, and patient initiatives.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    Education & Experience Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 2 – 4 years fundraising, communications/outreach, sales, event planning experience

    Position Requirements:

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


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