Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Executive Director

Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
Job ID
# of Openings
Sales/Business Development
FLSA Status
Full Time Regular


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."


As part of a mission centric, locally delivered and nationally powered organization the Region Executive Director leads business decisions and teams to drive regional growth and execute organizational business strategy.  This role is accountable for strong leadership in driving mission and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) integration; financial oversight and management; operations management; employee lifecycle management; and volunteer leadership and management in designated markets.


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to:        Territory Executive Director
  • Supervises:        Staff in designated markets
  • Leads:                 Volunteer Leaders, Region Board(s)


As a valued member of LLS, you are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package. Our offerings include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; flexible spending accounts; a 403b retirement plan along with generous paid time off. In addition, we observe federal paid holidays throughout the year, and offer a wellness program and an employee assistance program.

Additional Position Information

All employees are required to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in connection with performing in-person work at an LLS office or other location, or before attending any LLS sponsored event, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved, consistent with applicable law.




Mission & DEI Integration

  • Serves as the organizational spokesperson to promote the understanding of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) mission and presence within designated markets.
  • Partners with departments and teams across the organization to lead and integrate the communication of the LLS overall mission, programs, resources and priorities into market specific activities.
  • Integrates and leads regional strategy and programs to create an inclusive and equitable culture that represents the spectrum of diversity.


Financial Oversight & Management

  • Accountable for overall revenue and Profit & Loss (P&L) statement responsibility for designated markets; including implementing LLS financial controls in regional operations.
  • Conducts annual strategic planning to maximize market potential in support of Territory goals.
  • Oversees the implementation of national peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Optimizes revenue portfolio through strategic management of business development and major gifts prospects.


Operations Management

  • Leads the implementation of LLS business operational plans and standards; including contracts, procurement, event management, communication, use of technology, business continuity programs, and risk management.
  • Oversees market specific activities to deliver brand aligned events and initiatives.


Employee Lifecycle Management

  • Leads the employee lifecycle including planning, acquiring, engaging, and developing of staff and teams.
  • Coaches, develops, and manages regional leaders in charge of sales teams, peer-to-peer fundraising volunteer leadership committees, and business development and advancement relationships.
  • Leads succession planning in the region, including the identification of development and internal mobility opportunities to build leadership bench.


Volunteer Leadership and Management

  • Provides strong leadership and direction for staff and volunteer leaders in the development and implementation of operational plans.
  • Partners with and develops local volunteer leaders as brand ambassadors through strategic goal planning, cultivation and connection to local high level community leaders.
  • Leads and manages Region Board(s).


Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible related experience with a minimum of 3 years in senior management
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels


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
  • Weekend & evening work required
  • Local travel approximately 50%-75% of time



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. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US and LLS does not provide immigration sponsorship.LLS provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants, and it complies with all applicable laws which prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Discrimination or harassment based on sex, gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender status), pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, religion, genetic predisposition or information, physical or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law is prohibited.


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