Michigan Chapter


Campaign 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, 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."

Position Title: Campaign Director, Light The Night
Position Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma (blood cancers), and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  Our nationwide priority fundraising campaign is the Light The Night Walk, where thousands of participants raise funds for vital, lifesaving research and patient services.

The Michigan Chapter has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced fundraiser in the role of Campaign Director for Light The Night. This position is responsible for fundraising from individuals and corporations, providing management to staff, overseeing strategic planning, budgeting and implementation of the Light the Night mass market fundraising campaign throughout the chapter service territory inclusive of five event sites. The ideal candidate will have proven experience leading fundraising events at the $500K level while articulating the vision and implementing the work plan to increase revenue to $1MM and beyond. Successful candidates will have the proven drive and determination to establish Light The Night among the most well-known and financially successful grass roots campaigns in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek/Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit and throughout Michigan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet market-driven revenue goals and expense budget for the Light The Night campaign
  • Establish and implement multi-year strategic plans for the campaign maximizing revenue opportunities and ROI
  • Coach and guide campaign staff and volunteers to achieve and exceed fundraising goals
  • Engage volunteers at all levels; cultivate existing and create new volunteer committees including "C-suite" executives in event chair and executive committee roles
  • Cultivate key participants and donors upgrading financial contributions over the prior year
  • Steward Volunteer Leadership Committee to increase corporate revenue and sponsorships
  • Prospect for new supporters and grow existing campaign sponsors
  • Strategically drive relationships with corporations, individuals and  fundraising teams raising $5K or more as assigned
  • Investigate and develop new walk sites as appropriate; evaluate the viability of existing walk sites
  • Partner with campaign staff and volunteers to ensure logistics for all events are planned and executed successfully, that all spending is made at the lowest possible rate with the highest ROI
  • Develop and implement marketing strategy for the campaign reaching and engaging top fundraising audiences and key demographics
  • Align efforts and establish strong partnership with other LTN leads throughout the Midwest to advance fundraising effectiveness and event efficiency
  • Encourage and model standard for cross-promotion among all priority LLS campaigns
  • Assist with annual chapter events as assigned
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS mission and the capability to educate others on our goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years in a fundraising or direct sales environment, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Proven experience leading or managing a large scale fundraising event campaign
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively and meeting deadlines
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence
  • Highly organized and professional demeanor
  • Resourcefulness, promotions savvy and problem solving acumen
  • Good computer skills (word processing and database programs)
  • Collaborative and capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Demonstrated staff management capabilities with a variety of experience levels
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Valid driver's license and flexibility to work some evenings and weekends (10% of the time)

To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to: 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1471 E. Twelve Mile Road, Building H
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Email:  Recruiting_MIM@lls.org
Fax: (248) 581-3901
Online:  Campaign Director, LTN


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. IND123
last updated on Thursday, August 21, 2014