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, 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:  Campaign Director, West Michigan
Position Classification: Exempt

Basic Function:  Responsible for managing Light the Night in West Michigan, management of the West Michigan office, creation of a Man/Woman of the Year campaign and a West Michigan Volunteer Leadership Council.
Work Direction: Works under the supervision and direction of the Chapter Executive Director or assigned staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Increase existing Light the Night campaigns in West Michigan, presently located in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, to $500,000 by FY 18 in total revenue
  • Recruit and retain new corporate sponsorships and teams with a focus on developing teams raising $20K or more
  • Provide coaching and effective fundraising support to volunteer fundraisers in West Michigan communities supporting all chapter initiatives (third party events, Walk In The Box, etc)
  • Establish and execute FY 15 Man/Woman of the Year campaign in the Grand Rapids market recruiting candidates raising an average of $10,000+
  • Recruit and retain a high-level volunteer leadership council in West Michigan in coordination with the Chapter Executive Director
  • Support state-wide mission programs such as public policy initiatives, medical conferences and bone marrow drives
  • In coordination with the LTN and MWOY Chapter Campaign Directors, develop a comprehensive Plan of Operations for assigned special events which includes a specific budget, timeline, logistics, volunteer activities and recruitment, marketing and sponsorship plan for each event
  • Responsible for supervising and training campaign, temporary, volunteer and support staff in the delivery of special fundraising events
  • Manages and assures that cash sponsorship, material, in-kind and media sponsors are secured through a coordinated plan that includes proposal development, prospect identification, cultivation, retention and recognition
  • Responsible for volunteer management (i.e. recruitment, training, motivation, supervision and evaluation) required to plan and implement assigned special events
  • Identifies target audiences and builds appropriate marketing and monitoring strategies to successfully recruit, acknowledge, and retain event donors/participants
  • Develops and coordinates promotional activities to ensure the success of events and to enhance public awareness of the LLS and its mission
  • Tracks income and expenses associated with assigned events and facilitates comprehensive campaign records, evaluations and reports
  • Assists, as assigned, in the development and implementation of other chapter activities
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the LLS mission and its programs to address them
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chapter Executive Director

Position Requirements:

  • Must possess extensive history of recruiting, retaining and building highly-productive relationships with local philanthropic leaders including the corporate ?c? suite, social and economic leaders as well as the grassroots community
  • Must have proven experience successfully soliciting individuals, corporations and community groups for gifts in the $5,000 to $25K range
  • Must have experience creating and managing a volunteer board with fundraising goals and objectives
  • Must have extensive experience and success recruiting and retaining corporate sponsors, teams and executives
  • Must have at least 5 years executive level event fundraising experience
  • 4-6 or more years fund raising and communications, sales, or marketing experience; direct sales experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence
  • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Highly organized and professional demeanor
  • Resourcefulness, promotions savvy and problem solving acumen
  • Quality computer and online research skills (word processing and database programs)
  • Minimum education - Bachelor`s degree
  • Demonstrated staff management capabilities

For consideration, please forward cover letter with resume and salary history (SALARY HISTORY MUST BE INCLUDED FOR CONSIDERATION), to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Michigan Chapter
1471 E. 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Fax:  (248) 581-3901
E-mail: recruiting_MIM@lls.org
Online:  Campaign Director

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 Tuesday, February 25, 2014