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Title: Campaign Director, Light The Night
Location: Cary, NC
Overview: Light The Night (LTN), a signature campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is a two-mile fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers. The North Carolina Chapter is seeking an energetic, mature and professional individual with strong fundraising experience to manage the chapter?s Light The Night campaign to achieve and exceed revenue goals.
Basic Function: The LTN Campaign Director will be responsible for managing basic functions to include developing and executing a LTN strategic plan, ensuring LTN best practices are fully implemented, recruiting and managing the walk?s high level volunteers, revenue generation activities, expense and fiscal controls, human resources, operations, marketing, promotions and logistics.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develops a comprehensive annual Light The Night strategic plan inclusive of best practices, volunteer leadership development, fiscal management, staffing assignments and management, task timelines, and additional significant events and/or promotions. Ensure plans and resources are in place to achieve, at a minimum, the program?s approved net campaign revenue budget.
- Ensures that Light The Night best practices are implemented to increase revenue (Volunteer leadership, Corporate Recruitment Event, Kickoff, Active Team management, WOW walk, Awards Reception).
- Works with the Managing Director to identify and recruit high level volunteer leadership for LTN (Corporate Walk Chair and Executive Committee). Cultivates and stewards volunteer leaders to ensure each volunteer meets their capacity to impact LTN revenue. Ensures volunteers receive special stewardship and have a wonderful, meaningful experience. Develops and leads volunteer succession planning and development for the future. Ensures proper structure is in place to coordinate volunteers for LTN Committees.
- Develops relationships with key volunteers and cultivates those volunteers through strategic donor development initiatives including calls, visits, national & local recognition, elevated role, board involvement, etc. Ensures volunteer leaders are educated about the mission and that each touch of the donor is strategic and personally relates to their interests/walk participation.
- Utilizes key volunteers and research/prospecting, develops a coordinated sponsorship plan that includes sponsor identification, development, retention and recognition. Ensures that relationships to secure cash, in-kind, media and program sponsorship are pursued, developed and nurtured.
- Oversees the corporate recruitment event (CRE) and implements all acquisition strategies for sponsors, retail partners, corporate teams, friends and family teams and individuals.
- Works to meet, at a minimum, and exceed the national team retention average. Monitors sponsor and team retention by walk site. Ensures active team management and cultivation/stewardship practices are in place.
- Leads the statewide Light The Night team of 4 staff members who report directly to the Director. Participates in hiring and training of LTN staff. Develops staff structure and assignments, as needed. Develops annual performance objectives for staff; reviews progress towards objectives with staff on a regular basis with emphasis during performance reviews. Works with staff to create professional development plans. Motivates and empowers staff increasing engagement and productivity.
- Develops annual LTN budget, conducts ongoing (or as directed) program forecasting, tracks and monitors program expenses, tracks recruitment, retention and other metrics to forecast and monitor program?s financial health. Keeps program?s operating expenses within approved annual operating expense budget.
- Maintains a working knowledge of LLS? mission and programs. Ensures that the mission is integrated into all program aspects.
- Assists as assigned, in the development and implementation of other chapter activities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence.
- Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
- Superior relationship management skills with keen ability to motivate staff and volunteers.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to conduct presentations to audiences of all sizes.
- Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
- Highly organized and professional demeanor.
- Resourceful, promotions savvy and displays strong problem solving acumen.
- Minimum preferred education - Bachelor`s degree.
- 5+ years fund raising, and communications, sales, or marketing experience.
- 5+ years of proven staff management capabilities.
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
If interested in this position, submit resume & cover letter to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
North Carolina Chapter
4530 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Fax: (704) 705-1851
Online: NC LTN Campaign Director
Subject line of email should include ? NC LTN Director & your name
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