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Recruitment & Outreach Assistant, Temporary

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, as 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."

Title: Recruitment and Outreach Assistant - Temporary
Department: Campaign & Field

Summary: Recruits and supports schools participating in the School & Youth Programs.

Basic Function: Recruit and engage schools to participate in one of our School & Youth programs through telephone and written correspondence. Our School & Youth campaign creates value-building programs for elementary and secondary schools that educate students about blood cancer, who blood cancer affects, and how they can make a difference in the lives of others while they raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Work Direction: Works under the direct supervision and training of School & Youth Specialist

Length of Term: August through Mar/Apr 2015 (end date TBD)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm (25 hours per week within this time period)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with a high volume of schools to register them for the Pennies for Patients or Pasta for Pennies service projects, primarily through phone and email
  • Provides administrative, secretarial and clerical support for special events.
  • Maintains assigned office, program and event records, files and data bases.
  • Prepares event related correspondence and reports.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and its' programs to address them.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent Microsoft Office, word processing and database management skills
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Knowledge of standard business machines and computers.
  • Professional maturity and judgment.
  • Clear, concise speaking voice
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Fundraising and/or recruiting experience preferred
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Will be required to travel within the Chapter's designated area.

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 20 pounds for various events.

Please email your cover letter and resume to, then call 515-270-6169 and leave a voicemail message stating your name, why you are interested in the position and the email address from which you sent your resume. Only candidates that complete both steps will be considered.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
2700 Westown Pkwy, Ste 260
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Fax: (515) 270-5392
Online: Recruitment & Outreach Assistant


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.

last updated on Monday, July 14, 2014