Manages the New Investigator Research Grant Program and Patient Financial Assistance Program. Develops and manages all educational programs including the Town Hall Meeting(s), Treatment Options Conference, Road to A Cure, and Kids’ Party. Measures impact and outreach capacity of all LRF programs. Seeks to enrich the quality of life of those touched by blood cancers by building relationships with patients and medical professionals.
Manage the medical research grant process. Facilitate back-end program administration. Organize and coordinate grant application review process with the Medical Advisory Board. Track and document former grant recipient progress in research related to blood cancers and update database. Cultivate relationships with past and current research grant recipients worldwide.
Develop and direct all patient educational programs including Town Hall Meeting(s), Treatment Options Conference, Road to a Cure and other educational programs.
Manage Patient Financial Assistance Program.
Organize and coordinate the annual pediatric patient party which entails recruiting volunteers, securing in-kind donations, and negotiating with vendors and suppliers. Organize the Kids’ tent at the annual 5K Run.
Increase the visibility and support of the LRF by networking with families, health care professionals and potential donors including pharmaceutical arena.
Reply to patient inquiries, support LRF social networking sites, and represent LRF at conferences, summits, events, etc.
Monitor and identify potential new programs that may help further meet the needs of patients, survivors, and medical community.
Assist in procuring funds for all educational program through grants, sponsorships, and donations.
Work with staff to create Blood Cancer Awareness Month campaign.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Occasional and local night and weekend efforts required for conferences and meetings.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Social Work, Sociology, Human Services or another related field.
3-5 years of related professional experience. Experience in the Chicago medical arena preferred.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, etc. Raiser’s Edge software experience preferred.
Program budget preparation and management.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively promote programs via social media.
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to plan and manage large events with 100+ attendees.
About Leukemia Research Foundation
The Leukemia Research Foundation, a CharityNavigator.org 4-Star Charity headquartered in Northfield, Ill., is committed to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 73 years, thousands of volunteers and 21 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $80 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world.