Special Events Manager

Food Bank
Special Events Manager
End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

The primary purpose and responsibility of the Special Events Manager (SEM) is the planning, implementation and execution of the Fitness for Hunger, Empty Bowls and f.r.e.s.h. young professionals appeals within the Annual Giving and Events program. The position provides leadership and support to event chairs and committee members, solicits in-kind and monetary events gifts, managers communication strategies, and oversees revenue and expenses.

Application qualifications


Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration or related field. Minimum of 2 years work experience directly related to events planning, fundraising and/or donor cultivation. Detailed knowledge of special events and/or fundraising techniques required. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook. Raiser's Edge and/or Luminate Online preferred but not required.


Demonstrated ability to work closely with volunteer committees and/or event chairs and donors to establish, maintain and strengthen relationships. Work nights, weekends, and holidays as required. Willingness to travel and work outside of the office as necessary. Ability to coordinate well with people from a variety of backgrounds. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Attentive to detail. Excellent leadership skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.


Core Benefits

Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Direct Deposit and Credit Union Access
Time-Off Benefits

PTO (Paid Time Off) Days
Leave of Absence (including Military Leave)
Jury Duty
Bereavement Days
Work/Life Benefits

Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program
This information offers only a brief overview of the benefit plans available to Houston Food Bank associates. A description of the benefit provisions, conditions and limitations are provided to associates in the Benefits Summary book. Plans having these programs and features also have exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms under which the plans and policies may be continued in force or discontinued. In the event of a conflict between this Web site and the plan documents or policies, the plan documents or policies will govern. The Company has the right to amend or terminate these benefits at any time.