Senior Manager, Mission Communications (Medical & Science)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
 Rye Brook, NY


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.“


Department: Constituent Experience

Reports to: Director, Constituent Communications

Supervises: N/A

Additional Position Information

Summary: The senior manager serves as primary project lead to plan and execute integrated communication of high-profile research and medical projects at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). They will also support LLS's thought leadership initiative including securing opportunities for mission leadership to broadcast the LLS mission via various media outlets (print, digital, TV, public appearances) including preparation/message training, developing talking points, presentations, fact sheets, and other assets.


  • Support Director to plan and execute integrated communication strategy for high-profile research and medical projects for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage communications that highlight the powerful impact of LLS-funded researcher across a robust academic research portfolio, including developing high impact news releases and working closely with Digital and Social to spotlight the work of LLS researchers on and social media
  • Develop high-quality news releases to announce progress across medical and science initiatives with a focus on LLS-convened master clinical trials (i.e. IND submissions, agreements/partnerships, launch/opening of master clinical trials and sites, patient accruals)
  • Collaborate with external partners from pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, and medical / academic institutions, cancer institutions, and others, on communications plans
  • Keep abreast of the latest medical advancements and developments in the blood cancer space in order to insert LLS as a thought leader in the media, especially tied to new therapies approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Provide tools and resources for partners, volunteers and staff to raise awareness about medical and scientific progress for blood cancers and relevance to blood cancer patients
  • Use existing contacts and build new relationships with medical and science media, conduct media outreach, prepare spokespeople and coordinate interviews in partnership with PR firm
  • Support thought leadership initiative including securing communication opportunities in various media outlets, preparation/message training, developing talking points, presentations, takeaway documents and other tools
  • Support integrated plans for communicating and promoting medical and science initiatives tied to key milestones (i.e. new data or abstracts, cancer conferences including ASCO and ASH, publications in scientific journals, new research grants awarded)
  • Drive forward communications plans to raise awareness of LLS's Clinical Trial Support Center among healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers
  • Support integrated plans to reposition LLS's Therapy Acceleration Program to raise awareness among investment and industry communities


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Five to seven years of experience, preferably with a cancer center, pharmaceutical company, or healthcare media outlet
  • Ability to interpret and organize highly complex scientific information
  • Keen understanding of research and discovery as well as the clinical trial process
  • Must be skilled writer with demonstrated ability to write / review / edit in formats suitable for audiences ranging from patients to scientists
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to successfully manage assignments on time
  • Experience working with key opinion leaders
  • Strong leadership skills to coordinate and facilitate activities with colleagues and external partners across various industries
  • Good oral and written communication skills and collaborative interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized, with the ability to successfully multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and open to learning


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.