Campaign Manager, Light The Night in Chicago, Illinois | Careers at Illinois
Light The Night (LTN) is LLS’s largest fundraising campaign locally and nationally. There are 4 Walks managed by the Illinois Chapter including Chicago, Western Suburbs, North Shore and Rockford. This position is primarily responsible for managing the Friends & Family Teams for the 3 Metro Chicago Walk Sites.
Effectively recruit and manage past and new fundraising Friends & Family Teams
Ensure growth of the LTN Campaign through motivation of participants and implementation of key fundraising elements through goal planning meetings, team hosted events and other meetings as needed
Identify, cultivate and lead campaign teams and participants by developing and implementing campaign appropriate strategies and relationship cultivation activities for successful recruitment, acknowledgement and retention of teams and participants
Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for LTN, including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, timelines, etc.
Identify, build and cultivate relationships with community leaders to promote growth and new partnerships
Act as an on-site manager during the campaign fundraising events, overseeing activities, staff, vendors and volunteers to ensure satisfaction of participants and resolutions of problems.
Work collaboratively with LTN staff and other LLS departments across the chapter in order to achieve desired fundraising goals
Collaborate and partner on shared services including logistics, marketing, volunteers and operations to ensure campaign standards are being met and a high-level of event day experience is achieved
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 Director, Light The Night
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
At least four 2-4 years of experience in nonprofit event-based fundraising
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Enthusiastic, self-motivated, resourceful and committed to excellence
Experienced in giving presentations to multiple audiences
Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively and meeting deadlines