Development & Special Events Director

Department: Development

Type: Full Time

Location: Houston, TX

Legacy Community Health is looking for a Director to oversee Development and Special Events


About the Position

The Development & Special Events Director is responsible for communicating and messaging, planning, and executing the logistics for all special event fundraisers for Legacy Community Health. You will need to manage and produce the larger and smaller-scale events that occur throughout the year, including catering, decor, entertainment, and staffing as well as producing printed or press materials for the events. As the Director of Special Events, you will establish and manage a budget for each event while working with key members of the development staff to cultivate and secure event underwriters and in-kind donors. Following the events, you will ensure that all donor acknowledgements are processed and underwriter benefits are fulfilled.


  • Cultivation Phase
    • ​​​​​​​Lights of Legacy Enlightenment Series events
    • Capital Campaign events
    • Young Professionals initiative
    • Other events determined by department leadership
  • ​​​​​​​Solicitation Phase
    • ​​​​​​​Solicit and secure sponsorship for all events
    • Lights of Legacy | Schmooze
    • Annual / Semi-Annual Cocktail Parties (winter and spring)
    • Holiday Schmooze
    • Mint Julep variety show
    • Event-driven donor portfolio (approximately 50 constituents)
    • Other events determined by department leadership
  • ​​​​​​​Stewardship Phase
    • ​​​​​​​Capital Campaign appreciation events
    • Engagement of event chairs
    • Planned giving events
    • Other events as determined by department leadership
  • ​​​​​​​General
    • ​​​​​​​Serve as vital member of the Golf Tournament Committee
    • Other events as determined by department leadership​​​​​​​ 


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Life insurance and AD&D
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • 24-hour travel assistance
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Company holidays (9 days + 1 floating day)
  • Bereavement Leave
  • And more


  • Bachelor's Degree
    • ​​​​​​​Master's Degree, preferred
  • Experience with successfully planning and executing non-profit fundraising events
  • Experience with membership programs
  • ​​​​​​​Experience with donor management software 
    • ​​​​​​​Raiser's Edge NXT preferred
  • 5 years of experience as a skilled development professional


About Legacy Community Health

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information. 

Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.

Legacy Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Apply today.

Our short application process takes less than 3 minutes on your phone, tablet or computer.

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