Director of Advancement

Asian Cultural Council

New York City, NY 10018


Mar 31, 2022


Jan 12, 2022

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) advances international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange activities in Asia and the United States to create a more harmonious and peaceful world. This mission is accomplished through fellowships, grants, and other programs that support individual artists, scholars, arts professionals, and cultural institutions.
Based in New York City, ACC established affiliate offices in Tokyo (1983), Hong Kong (1986), Taipei (1995), and Manila (2000). To date, ACC has supported over 6,000 exchanges across 26 countries and regions, and 16 artistic disciplines. As a grantmaking and grantseeking organization, ACC raises funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors. ACC also convenes arts leaders, fostering dialogue around the importance of cultural exchange in developing understanding and respect across international and cultural borders.

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Reporting to the Executive Director as a key member of the leadership team, the Director of Advancement will be responsible for managing the strategic direction and oversight of a comprehensive fund development and communications program to ensure ACC’s ongoing success and sustainability. The successful candidate will be focused on developing strong relationships with diverse constituencies to drive major gift commitments from funders and meet fundraising goals. The Director of Advancement manages a team of three staff members who together are responsible for raising approximately $1.4-1.5 million in unrestricted funds annually.

The Director of Advancement should have at least seven to ten years of progressively responsible, related nonprofit experience. Leading candidates will have a proven track record of raising significant support and demonstrable success with fundraising from both individual and institutional supporters, plus a working knowledge of information systems that support fundraising. A passion for the arts and culture is required. An understanding and strong interest in the countries of Asia is a plus. A belief that cultural exchange will create greater understanding must be coupled with a strong commitment to and understanding of the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Salary range is $150,000-$170,000 annually. All ACC staff are currently working remotely and expect to return to a hybrid in-person / work-from-home schedule in mid-2022. This position will require occasional travel between the U.S. and Asia (likely once or twice per year) and attendance at evening or weekend events. Proof of Covid-19 vaccine is required for this position.

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