Advancement Operations Associate

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Rye Brook, NY3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $64,000 - $86,000 a year
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 Advancement Operations Associate is responsible for assisting the Director Advancement Operations in developing the operational, analytical, and organizational processes that underpin an effective, efficient Major Gifts’ program. The Associate will support the creation of templates, processes, and other tools to support quality assurance, data accuracy, budget management, pipeline development, performance and impact tracking, and project implementation. The Associate will also support reporting and technology needs across the department. Other key operational functions include: Salesforce support, prospect list segmentation and generation, gift processing and acknowledgement. In addition, the Associate serves as liaison to the finance and IT teams.

Additional Position Information
Reports to:Director Advancement Operations- Data & AnalysisSupervises:N/A
Support Vice Presidents of Major Gifts in creation, revision, and evaluation of their pipelines, tracking closed deals and ensuring open deals cover any deficits in yearly revenue targets
Provide Salesforce support and supplemental training to Advancement field staff
Design, build and automate dashboards and reports with Business Analyst in Salesforce for Advancement staff
Assists Donor Development Analyst in developing, analyzing and interpreting Advancement metrics and business health indicators
Collect and analyze large sets of data and generate reports both on a scheduled and ad hoc basis; summarize findings and communicate any recommendations to Business Analyst
Develops project plan and assists Donor Development Analyst with annual revenue and expense budgeting process
Financial responsibility includes working within a budget, processing invoices, contracting with vendors/consultants and assisting with budget tracking
Maintain the department’s library of standard operating procedures for gift handling and key business processes and lead internal process improvement initiatives
Responsible for database and Giving Society management, ensuring accurate and clean data to meet all cultivation/stewardship and mail merge demands
Responsible for accurate data entry of donations from various sources, including stocks, mutual funds, wire transfers, checks, and multi-year pledges into multiple data bases
Track Board of Directors annual give/get prior to quarterly Board Meetings; produces quarterly personal giving and fundraising summaries for the national Board of Directors.
Implements chapter support model, including thorough management of central inquiry inbox

Education & Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree
3 year’s experience in data/financial analysis and/or metrics management

Position Requirements:
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, interpret and analyze large, complex datasets with superior attention to detail and dedication to accuracy
Experience in telling stories from data in PowerPoint
Proficient in Excel
Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Client-service oriented, with demonstrated expertise in problem-solving
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with senior executives and major donors
Experience with major gifts pipeline management best practices and systems
Self-directed and able to effectively balance multiple priorities independently
Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Additional Experience:
Experience working with Salesforce, generating reports, and interpreting data
Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines
Identifies and implements best practices and suggests how to improve current practices
Develops recommendations to solve problems and issues related to business operations
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.