Basic Function: The Illinois Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks a Senior Fundraising Campaign Director to lead their special events department. The department includes the following campaigns: Man & Woman of the Year (www.mwoy.org), Leukemia Cups Series (www.leukemiacup.org), and Students of the Year (www.studentsoftheyyear.org). In 2018, the entire special events department raised $1.5 million.
Implement the comprehensive strategic plan for all special events campaigns which includes organizational best practices, specific revenue and expense budget, timeline, volunteer activities and recruitment, sponsorship plan for each event.
Direct management of two staff members, Senior Campaign Manager and Campaign Manager.
Build and manage volunteer Leadership Committees with community leaders.
Responsible for supervising and training campaign and support staff in the delivery of special events.
Develop positive volunteer interactions through recruitment, mentoring, and providing comprehensive support for volunteer leadership and participants to develop and achieve personal fundraising plans, while focusing on the mission of LLS.
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.
Identify target audiences and build appropriate recruitment and fundraising strategies to successfully recruit, acknowledge, and retain and upgrade event donors/participants.
Utilize proven promotional activities ensuring the success of events and to enhance public awareness of LLS and its mission.
Evaluate the effectiveness of special events campaigns, including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, event satisfaction, and overall success of the campaign.
Ensure media, material, in-kind and cash sponsorships are secured through a coordinated plan that includes proposal development, prospect identification, cultivation, retention and recognition.
Work with Logistics Manager to plan campaign events.
Work with Marketing and Volunteer Manager to develop marketing and communications plans, materials, volunteer recruitment, etc.
Assist, as assigned, in the development and implementation of other chapter activities.
Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS's mission and programs to promote the Society's fundraising, research, and patient initiatives.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements:
8 years fundraising experience or sales experience
Previous experience as a Campaign Manager
Collaborate with Mission 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 Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
Travel up to 20%. (local travel only)
Required to work evenings or weekends.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.