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Program Assistant

Job Title:   Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Survivorship Program Assistant
Location:  Chicago, IL

Purpose: Work in collaboration with the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) National Office?s Midwest Director, Patient Access to lead chapter and regional efforts in developing and implementing an Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Survivorship Program plan that provides community outreach and programming to adolescent and young adult blood cancer survivors, ages 15 to 39, by building a strong relationship with community organizations, medical centers and professionals treating leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma patients.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the National Office's Midwest Director, Patient Access in the development and implementation of community outreach efforts, from informing health care professionals and survivors about the services of LLS to recruiting and managing volunteers from the AYA community to support the outreach and marketing of Patient Access programs.
  • Assist in establishing a work plan, schedule and communication method to create an effective outreach program for AYA blood cancer survivors.
  • Work with LLS volunteers and Midwest Region Patient Access staff to recruit and engage focus groups to collect information necessary to create need-based programming and materials.
  • Assist in leading chapter and regional efforts in the further expansion of the AYA program, introducing it to new cancer treatment centers.
  • Serve as the primary survivorship liaison with community based organizations, regional oncology professionals and treatment centers in the Illinois Chapter.
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain a strong relationship with regional chapters of community health organizations, oncology nurses and social workers in the major treatment centers and local oncology practices who work directly with AYA blood cancer survivors and may currently provide survivorship programming.
  • Collaborate with local and regional campaign directors to explore innovative opportunities to incorporate the AYA survivorship community into revenue-generating initiatives.
  • Other activities deemed appropriate by the Midwest Director, Patient Access that will promote and enhance patient services and LLS mission throughout the under represented service area.
  • Track budget for program, working in collaboration with the Midwest Director, Patient Access to ensure all efforts in the AYA program are following grant guidelines.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience, preferably in program development and implementation within a healthcare environment.
  • Able to travel within Illinois and work flexible hours.
  • Able to develop relationships with healthcare facilities and community organizations.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong problem-solving, priority-setting, and decision-making skills.
  • Able to manage multiple projects.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with volunteers.
  • Knowledge of computer programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and database data entry.

For consideration, please email you cover letter and resume with salary history to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
651 W Washington Blvd, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60661

Fax:  (312) 463-0980
Email:, please include "AYA Assistant" in the subject line
Online:   AYA Program Assistant

No phone calls please

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

last updated on Friday, May 09, 2014