Position Title: Director of Events


San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) is a dynamic and growing nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equity in healthcare for all at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). Zuckerberg San Francisco General is the only provider of trauma (Level 1) and 24‐hour psychiatric emergency services for 1.5 million people in San Francisco and northern San Mateo counties.


A comprehensive medical center, Zuckerberg San Francisco General provides quality health care with compassion and respect to 100,000 inpatient and 500,000 outpatient visits per year, including some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable. In addition, Zuckerberg San Francisco General is one of the nation’s top tertiary academic medical centers conducting clinical training and research.


In 2016, Zuckerberg San Francisco General opened a new acute care hospital and the Foundation concluded a successful multi‐million‐dollar capital campaign. This candidate will be joining the Foundation at an exciting time as it continues to grow and advance public health in San Francisco. The Foundation and the Hospital both have racially diverse staffs—SFGHF’s staff is 66% non-white—and the Hospital serves a racially diverse population. At both SFGHF and ZSFG, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion principles inform and guide our work and are built into our strategic plans. BIPOC candidates are warmly welcomed and strongly encouraged to apply.



FLSA Status: Exempt
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Director of Events is a key member of the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation fundraising leadership team and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies designed to engage individual and corporate major donors and prospects through events to encourage substantial philanthropic investment in ZSFG.


This role is responsible for raising significant revenue through one or more fundraising events through visionary and flawless event production as well as planning, producing, and executing strategic stewardship events for donors. The Director of Events works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and CDO on content creation, the Director of Major and Individual Gifts to integrate donor strategies, with the Database Coordinator on database and list maintenance, with the Corporate Partnerships Manager on sponsorships and sales, with the Marketing team on visibility and promotion, and with volunteer leaders including the Host Committee and Event Chair. This position includes strategic oversight of the Hearts Sculpture program, with a goal of creatively growing and utilizing the program to increase fundraising across all sectors.


Additionally, the Director of Events supervises and works closely with the Events Manager with the goal of increasing revenue and maximizing ROI. This team is responsible for $2M+ in annual revenue through events and the Hearts Sculpture program, and collaboratively supports general donor stewardship.




  • Strategize, develop, oversee, and evaluate fundraising event/s, including but not necessarily limited to;
    • Hearts in SF, SFGHF’s signature annual fundraising event, and the Hearts Sculpture program. In 2021 the event and sale of sculptures raised $1.7 million. The goal for 2022 is $2 million.
  • Plan, coordinate, manage, and evaluate donor stewardship events in support of the Major and Corporate gifts teams, including;
    • Develop and implement a six-part bimonthly speaker series, collaborating with SFGHF CEO, featuring notable ZSFG and other public health experts.
    • Create two sponsorship benefit events to acknowledge and thank high-level event sponsors.
    • Strategize and execute donor events for a burgeoning comprehensive fundraising campaign.
  • Prepare and manage income and expense budgets for events; manage volunteers/ committees, vendors, and internal team to achieve objectives; evaluate outcomes and make iterative improvements as needed.
  • Provide oversight for all event correspondence including invitations, RSVPs, menus, recognition signage, and all other printed materials, ensuring they fulfill strategic objectives.
  • In partnership and with guidance from key stakeholders, other event duties may include:
    • Determine target audience for each event
    • Track income and expenses and report out to CDO
    • Track RSVPs, acknowledge guests, and proactively update appropriate parties
    • Research guests, create contact lists, distribute information
    • Coordinate follow-up to guests and non-attendees
    • Plan, create, and send event invitations (postal and/or electronic)
    • Coordinate sponsor logos and other recognition
    • Create and direct collateral materials and signage as needed
    • Create and direct marketing and promotions plan
    • Prepare CEO and other speakers on the program
    • Draft speaker remarks, correspondence, and other writing as needed
    • Conceive and communicate technical requirements, run-of-show, seating, etc. as applicable
    • Present event plans and concepts to Committees, Chair, staff and stakeholders to rally support
    • Apprise CDO throughout planning and execution of events



  • Responsible for meeting revenue target of $2 million in 2022 and growing revenue in each subsequent year.
  • Partner with Corporate Partnerships Manager to secure sponsorship of six-part speaker series.
  • Partner with Corporate Partnerships Manager and industry contacts to secure donated event materials and resources whenever possible.
  • Ability to articulate the case for unrestricted support and the vision/mission/goals of ZSFG to secure sponsorships and gifts at five and six-figure giving levels.



  • Provide mentorship and supervision to the Events Manager position and work together in all endeavors to achieve fundraising and other goals. Invest in the Events Manager’s job performance success and their professional development.
  • Manage a portfolio of fundraising event-only donors and prospects through all stages of the gift cycle.
  • Seek out and build collaborative relationships with other event professionals and organizations, primarily local, for benchmarking and partnerships.
  • Oversee and manage event committees and volunteer leadership, including the pipeline of future event leadership.
  • Create strategies, processes, and resources that benefit fellow major donor portfolio managers and facilitate their participation in fundraising events.


Some combination of the experience listed below is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 8+ years of events experience, including event production and management as well as securing 5 and 6-figure gifts
  • 5+ years nonprofit Development experience
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Successful track record working with high-level volunteer and social leader
  • Computer proficiency and ability to learn new systems quickly
    • Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
    • Demonstrated database experience, particularly with Raiser’s Edge, is a plus
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, research, and analytical skills
  • Passion for customer service excellence
  • Strong, demonstrable commitment to upholding equity, diversity, and inclusion values
  • Demonstrated interest in public health, healthcare, equity, and/or medicine preferred
  • Work all events and perform other duties as assigned
  • Available and willing to work very occasional evenings and weekend as required


San Francisco General Hospital Foundation offers a competitive compensation package based upon experience, and benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as professional development opportunities, 403(b) retirement plan, life & AD&D insurance, commuter discounts and vacation.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with your first and last name and Director of Events in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, please refrain from telephone calls, visits, faxes or emails (other than submissions) to the Foundation directly.


San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, AIDS/HIV status, height, weight, physical or mental disability, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.