Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Fundraising Campaign Assistant, Student Series

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria | US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID
    2018-3402
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Administrative/Clerical
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Type
    Temporary Employee
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    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."

    Overview

    Performs diverse projects and activities for the chapter to support and enhance revenue generation in support of LLS’ mission.

     

    Reports to: Executive Director or assigned staff

    Supervises: NA

    Additional Position Information

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Capital Area Chapter is seeking an energetic, personable, detail-oriented Campaign Assistant to support the Student Series team through the summer 2018 Swim-a-Thon campaign and into the 2018-2019 school year’s Pennies for Patients campaign. Candidates must be comfortable on the phone as well as speaking and making presentations in front of various size audiences. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to enter the nonprofit industry and gain fundraising experience. This position is temporary and paid hourly.

    Student Series is a series of service learning, character education and philanthropy programs where students gain the unique experience of helping thousands of people in their fight against blood cancers. Programs are tailored to each school level so students can grow with the Student Series and have an even greater impact on the lives of patients.

    Part of LLS’s Student Series Programs, Swim-a-thon provides an opportunity for swimmers to raise funds for blood cancer research outside of the classroom from May through August. Pennies for Patients and Collect For Cures get K-12 students involved by collecting and raising funds while learning about service, leadership, and philanthropy.

    Responsibilities

    • Administers select on-going programs and/or special projects (e.g. sponsorship recruitment, corporate/foundation prospect identification and cultivation, benefit fulfillment, event press releases, event logistics coordination, etc.)
    • Provides administrative and clerical support for fundraising campaigns.
    • Maintains assigned office, program and event records, files and databases.
    • Prepares event related correspondence and reports.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS's mission and programs to promote the Society's fundraising, research, and patient initiatives.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

     Education & Experience Requirements: 

    • High School, Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • 0 -1 year of fundraising, communications, sales, marketing, event planning experience

    Position Requirements: 

    • Collaborate with Mission Team ensuring success of patient access, education, public policy and advocacy and research
    • Excellent MS Office Suite and database management skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels
    • Capable of managing multiple priorities effectively
    • Good communication and organizational skills.
    • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
    • Professional and solid judgment.

    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 15 pounds for various events.
    • May be required to travel within the Chapter's designated area.
    • Required to work evenings or weekends.

    Disclaimer

    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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.

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