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Deputy Executive Director

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 Title:  Deputy Executive Director
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director
Chapter:   California Southland Chapter - One (1) position in either Greater Los Angeles or Orange County/Inland Empire Office
Position Classification: Exempt 

Basic Function:  Executive that provides Strategic Direction and Revenue Generation for the Chapter.  Senior level management responsibility/accountability for priority campaign development, special event campaigns and operations related to assigned revenue streams.  Fulfills the role of the Executive Director in her absence.

Work Direction: Works with minimal supervision and direction from the Executive Director to ensure that Chapter Strategic Plan, Revenue Goals and Outcomes are achieved.  A leader to the Executive and Senior Team, continuously mentoring talent resources, chapter-wide.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Recruiting, engaging and managing high level volunteers
  • Achieving revenue goal of over $5 million
  • Ability to oversee independent fundraising campaigns and special events.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, accountable for revenue generation and successful implementation of Light The Night campaign, School & Youth campaign, and special event campaigns.
  • As a Chapter Leader, has a thorough understanding of the LLS Mission, chapter patient services' and research activities.  Supports chapter-wide mission integration.
  • In conjunction with Executive Director, continuously assesses the external and internal environment to shape the chapter's direction.  Takes an active part in developing all chapter strategic documents.
  • Provides strategic direction, leadership and management support to priority campaign teams and assigned Special Event Teams.
  • Serves as a Chapter Leader, mentoring the team, manages effectively down and across the organizational chart.  With a spirit of partnership with other department heads, assumes the responsibility of the Executive Director as needed in her absence. 
  • With campaign staff and office manager, tracks income and expenses associated with campaigns/events and facilitates comprehensive campaign records, evaluations and reports.
  • Represents the best interests, professionalism and integrity of the Chapter and LLS in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the LLS mission and a commitment to organizational standards.
  • Assists, as assigned, in the development and implementation of other chapter activities; performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure, and simultaneously move multiple tasks forward at high level
  • Strong problem-solving, priority-setting, public speaking and decision-making skills
  • Ability to travel extensively within local territory and work flexible hours

For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
6033 West Century Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Fax: (310) 342-5801
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last updated on Thursday, May 29, 2014