Senior Events Specialist

Position: Senior Events Specialist

Job ID: 162556

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PHILAN - Events/CMN

Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.     To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved


We are searching for a Senior Events Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will coordinate all aspects of Texas Children's Hospital-sponsored events, community events, stewardship events, and miscellaneous events.


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Responsibilities :

  • Plan and implement all aspects of assigned Texas Children’s ticketed, stewardship/cultivation and community events
  • Actively participate in the development of fundraising plans and goal setting strategies and plan and execute on-and off-campus tours, meetings, presentations, calls, vendor visits, and general communications
  • Evaluates assigned events and make recommendations to leadership for improvement based on event history
  • Actively participate in planning efforts for assigned hospital milestones and/or hospital priority events.
  • Build strong and trusting relationships with event chairs, committee members, vendors, and volunteers
  • Evaluates event donors and make recommendations to mid-level and/or pipeline team to grow the relationship
  • Steward and cultivate relationships with event donors and prospects in collaboration with assigned officers.
  • Participate in strategy sessions with colleagues on key major gift prospect
  • Help drive response for Office of Philanthropy priority events and initiative
  • Participate in the creation of and help execute communication and fundraising tactics
  • Record and manage donor/prospect data, activity, management, and movement in the fundraising technology system
  • Help maintain the integrity of data in fundraising technology system knowledge and Skill
  • Broad knowledge of fundraising planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation
  • Broad knowledge of event fundraising planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities
  • Ability to effectively plan, set goals, execute tactics and drive for results to meet a goal
  • Strong, positive communication skills, both verbally and written, with a creative approach to building relationships
  • Must be a team player and collaborative contributor
  • Excellent presentation skills


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years’ experience in Fundraising, event planning, business, project management, and/or healthcare experience
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

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