The Event Manager develops, formulates, manages, executes and directs all Events and Donor Relations activities undertaken by the Foundation. The Events Manager works directly with Foundation board leadership, president, development director, staff and volunteers to carry out these responsibilities, while developing and sustaining relationships with donors and potential donors in order to increase gifts.
Consistently supports CHRISTUS Health's and CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare's mission, vision and values.
Follows the CHRISTUS Guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)
Responsible for planning and executing donor relations and donor acquisition events, activities and initiatives, including budget, correspondence, vendor contacts, volunteers, mailing lists, invitations, programs, décor and additional printed products as it relates to donor relations.
Develops, cultivates and manages a portfolio of donors and donor prospects for gifts and works closely with Foundation staff to develop effective strategies for each. Reports prospect activities and strategies on a regular timetable.
Develops/conducts ongoing related activities for donor relations such as; donor appreciation activities, donor clubs and club events (including donor friends).
Identifies prospects and cultivates gifts, donations and sustentative contributions for the Foundation's programs. Prospects will include annual giving and special event donors. Will be responsible to strategize donor support which may include direct mail, telephone and personal solicitation.
Develop and implement a cultivation and stewardship strategy in collaboration with Database Research Specialist after special events to engage event attendees to become donors.
Develops and presents funding requests to constituents for gifting opportunities. Included grant writing and stewardship reports.
Assists with any Capital Campaign undertaken by the Foundation, and ultimately shares in the successes of the Campaign through direct cultivation and fundraising efforts.
Maintains a collaborative working relationship with the Foundation constituencies, Board members and Healthcare System individuals.
Attends Committee meetings, where appropriate, and special functions of the Ministries and Healthcare System.
Participates in strategic planning and goal setting with the Board of Directors and Foundation staff.
Provides activity reports to the Foundation's President on an established or requested basis reflecting personal activities, plans and goals.
Represents the Foundation at other community service organization and community groups.
Assists with other departmental functions and projects as needed.
Bachelor degree required or equivalent work experience non-profit donor relations/fundraising.
Outstanding verbal, written and organizational skills. Self-starter, social poise and high level of maturity. Ability to work well with others and possess a team spirit and attitude. Requires versatility, imagination and as a well-oriented individual. Demonstrate a high degree of interpersonal skills. Demonstrate appropriate computer technology skills (working knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Desktop Publishing and familiarity with Adobe applications). Additionally, the individual will understand and demonstrate being knowledgeable in current communication technology and trends, such as; Facebook, Twitter, Texting, Evite, Constant Contact, YouTube, etc., and, stay abreast of any new technology advances in communications for donor cultivation.
5 years in fund raising development and event planning and preferably in the Houston area or equivalent experience in a non-profit organization preferred.
5 years' experience in donor relations with demonstrated abilities in organic growth and goal achievement preferred.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.