Executive Director

Asian Cultural Council

333 West 39th Street Suite 1502
NY 10018




Jan 27, 2021

Asian Cultural Council seeks a visionary leader with a passion for the arts and culture as its next Executive Director. Established by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1963 as the Asian Cultural Program of the JDR 3rd Fund, 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. As a grantmaking and grantseeking 501©3 nonprofit organization , ACC raises funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors. ACC convenes arts leaders, fostering dialogue around the importance of cultural exchange in developing understanding and respect across international and cultural borders. For more information, please visit

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director oversees all aspects of the organization’s work, including the strategic, programmatic, fundraising, communications, human resources, and financial operations. This includes oversight of the $4-4.5 million annual operating budget and $30 million endowment and a total staff of 25, including staff members in New York City and Directors in the four regional offices (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Manila). The Executive Director will also maintain key relationships with leadership of the affiliate foundations of each regional office, patron groups, as well as with other arts and cultural institutions in Asia and the U.S.


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in a senior leadership position, having built high-performing teams and organizations. Successful experience and comfort with fundraising is essential. The Executive Director will possess a high level of cultural competence, effectively incorporating DEI into all aspects of their work. An understanding and strong interest in the countries of Asia is important. Although the person is likely to come from the nonprofit sector, candidates with transferable experience and passion for cultural exchange are encouraged to apply. Experience working and managing teams internationally, particularly in Asia, and proficiency in a language(s) other than English will be strongly preferred. Once safely permitted, the Executive Director’s role will require travel between the U.S. and Asia. Salary range is $200,000 to $225,000 annually.





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