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."
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) works toward curing Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and Myeloma, as well as improving the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (Suncoast Chapter) Light the Night Walk funds lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer. It is a less than 1 mile annual evening walk that takes place in November at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. This walk is intended to be a celebration of life where we honor patients and remember those we have lost. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at participating retail locations.
Additional Position Information
This is an ideal position for a candidate interested in pursuing a career in non-profit, fundraising/development, event coordination and/or public relations while making a difference in the lives of people living with and affected by blood cancers. We are looking for an organized and creative self-starter who can manage multiple tasks and communicate effectively with a diverse audience. The applicant should have a strong work ethic, maintain attention to detail, and be able to work independently as well as a part of a team. Applicants who are proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel) and have some experience in event planning, marketing, customer service and/or fundraising are encouraged to apply. Social media experience is also considered an asset.Internship Details:August 2018 – December 201820 - 25 hours per weekUnpaid
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Retention of participants and teams through phone calls and emails.
• Assists with developing materials for social media sites.
• Assist with database entry and administrative duties.
•Attends various community events to recruit walkers, committee members and fundraising.
• Conduct research and prepare various emails, newsletters, campaign packets.
• Assists with recruitment and maintenance of retail partnerships.
• Maintains a working knowledge of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and its programs to address them.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
•Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Self-motivated, independent, detail-oriented and highly organized
• Strong interpersonal skills and judgment
• Interest in community engagement, marketing and event logistics
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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