CCC is currently hiring for the following positions: 


Development Manager

Communications Assistant

Gallery Volunteer


Development Manager

Position is open until filled

Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking a Development Manager, an experienced fundraiser, to drive and implement development strategies. CCC thrives on being a great art organization which requires support from its family of volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, and funders. This individual is an enthusiastic and passionate individual committed to supporting the arts, equity, and access, and to elevate the underserved. 


Working closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, the Development Manager is responsible for ensuring excellent donor relations and stewardship, supporting fundraising and overall development plan through corporate sponsors, earned income, and leading VIP and special events. This position leads in the  implementation of  digital and print communications, media outreach, and supports 3-4 fundraising cultivation events. The position requires a thoughtful leader who is proactive in identifying opportunities to strengthen and diversify CCC’s income streams and is experienced in donor cultivation. This position reports to the Deputy Director.


The successful candidate has extraordinary interpersonal skills, embraces challenges, and is a compelling storyteller to motivate supporters. S/he is flexible, resilient, and keeps calm under pressure. 



  • Leads on developing and and implementing a development plan with a focus on individual donors, corporations, earned revenues, and special events

  • Develop understanding and working knowledge of resources to the arts and needs of the community

  • Develop an understanding of current programming, upcoming exhibitions, artists, and themes to effectively grow donors, members, and audiences

  • Collaborates with Executive Director and the Deputy Director to evaluate ongoing priorities, assess effectiveness and opportunities to build support

  • Develops appropriate fundraising strategies, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

  • Achieves fundraising goals

  • Conducts grant research and writes proposals

  • Maintains donor databases, and provides statistical reports on developmental activities

  • Supervises Communications Assistant to make sure institutional messaging and communications are donor driven.

  • Other tasks as assigned


Business and Corporate Strategy

  • Develops an annual business plan and corporate sponsorship strategy on programmatic priorities and opportunities

  • Identifies, cultivates, and prepares proposals for prospects

  • Develops relationships with corporations and local businesses

  • Develops and increases earned revenues, collaborating with CCC’s programming team to grow sponsorships, earned revenues, and fee-based programs and services, including the walking tours, space rental programs. through programmatic development (CCC Design shop, ticket sales, art sales, art consultancy)

  • Collaborate with the Board on leveraging and building CCC’s network and extended family.


Special Donor & Fundraising Events

  • Manage an effective donor engagement program that includes developing and implementing fundraising and donor events; ongoing donor cultivation, which includes an active schedule of meaningful visits and contacts, solicitations, closing gifts and stewardship

  • Personally identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospective donors for special fundraising and donor events

  • Leverage existing programming to engage donors or sponsors. 

  • Collaborate with Board and staff to host compelling donor events

  • Collaborates with team to build and sustain current, new and potential donors

  • Solicits and identifies individuals to join CCC Contemporaries (major gifts and memberships)

  • Lead communications for donor events and provide communications for programs are donor-driven.


Donor/Supporter Engagement 

  • Devise and implement fundraising campaigns via various platforms, such as CCC’s website and donation platforms.

  • Manage and develop Salesforce CRM database to support strong donor engagement, acknowledgement, mailings, and tracking. 

  • Maintain accurate database records, such as sponsorships, in-kind supporters, volunteer donated hours, and vendors.

  • Researches, develops, and implements best strategies in stewardship for new, renewed, and upgraded donor and member gifts, including execution of the donor renewal cycle. 

  • Monitors progress toward revenue goals, providing reports to Board, and senior management, maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

  • Sets schedule of solicitations and cultivations, including timely delivery of mailings, appeals, creative materials, and messaging

  • Provides accurate and timely fulfillment of all gift processing, memberships, acknowledgements, and ensures that payments are delivered in a timely manner; assists with gift and acknowledgement fulfillment processes when volume of gifts requires it.

  • Personalize letters and envelopes for donor acknowledgement, campaigns and other mailings.

  • Supervises Communications Assistant to support communications needs of the organization

  • Engage volunteers to support fundraising efforts


Shared Organizational Leadership 

  • Participate in staff training, board and staff discussions, and engage in decision-making processes. Participate in departmental and organization-wide activities such as contributing to and/or facilitating staff meetings, development & communications team meetings, annual staff retreat, team-building activities, etc.

  • Enhance organizational culture by sharing past work, education, and lived experiences that align with CCC’s values, equity lens, and shared leadership approach


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years in development leadership position in nonprofit or related field

  • Minimum 2-5 years experience and demonstrated success in fundraising for a mission-driven organization

  • Commitment and passion for CCC’s mission, values and work

  • Passion for the arts and culture, and/or for community building work

  • Excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and outside constituencies

  • Ability to take initiative, lead, design, and implement campaigns and projects towards goals

  • Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Outcome oriented

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, working toward shared common goals

  • Availability to travel and work evenings and/or weekends for events.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

  • Experience in arts and culture organizations a plus

  • Bilingual in Chinese and English a plus


This is a regular full-time exempt position. Competitive compensation and benefits (including health insurance, 401K retirement plan with employer match, paid time off). Position is open until filled. 


To Apply:

Submit letter of interest and resume to Candidates invited to the interview process will need to provide 3 references, preferably 2 must be associated with professional fundraising or nonprofit experience.


Interested applicants are encouraged to visit and the current exhibition to learn more about CCC.




Communications Assistant

Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking a Communications Assistant/Associate, who is well versed in written and oral communications both external and internal. CCC thrives on being a great art organization connected to its community, and family of volunteers, members, donors, corporate sponsors and funders. This individual is an enthusiastic and passionate individual committed to supporting the arts, equity and access, and to elevating the underserved.

Working closely with the Marketing Consultant, the Communications Assistant works as an integral part of the organization’s (administrative, curatorial, programming) team to coordinate effective communication, publicity, and marketing strategies with relevant stakeholders, by the CCC’s communication timelines.

The incumbent coordinates with the Program, Gallery, and Curatorial team to prepare exhibition and programming communications and media kits. This includes preparing written drafts of press releases and advertising materials, as well as sourcing and processing images for multiple uses, including print media, web, and social media related to exhibitions and events, for sign off and final proofing by CCC’s administrative, curatorial and programming staff. 

The Communications Assistant/Associate designs all in-house communication materials, including e-newsletters, exhibition brochures, advertisements, and social media; and liaises with professional designers and printers for the timely production of communications materials as required.

The Communications Assistant/Associate works under the direction of the Marketing Consultant, and in collaboration with the team to determine best promotional strategies and messaging. The Communications Assistant/Associate will be responsible for implementing promotional plans after final approval has been given, including all press communications and advertising; and distributing press releases to media contacts both internal and external to CCC (general and art-related news agencies). This includes developing and maintaining press contacts, including handling person-to-person calls; and posting to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts) and the organization’s website. The Assistant/Associate collates publicity and maintains all press archives.



  • Manage communications calendar, designed in conjunction with Marketing Consultant and team needs (programming, institutional)

  • Manage and implement all digital communications and platforms, website, eblast, social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube) - including content creation, collaboration with team on programming and institutional messaging.

  • Manage and implement printed materials and collateral - including initiating projects, collaborating with graphic designers, creating content, implementing, and tracking deadlines. Materials include annual booklet, marketing postcards, banners, advertisements, etc.

  • Manage all marketing initiatives including advertising, cross-promotion, images request

  • Manages and implements all press strategies: collaborates with Marketing Consultant and Development Manager on organizing press events around CCC’s message, drafting and finalizing press releases, inviting media, responding to press inquiries

  • Press Archive: proactively tracks all press and maintains archives according to best practices

  • Other duties as assigned

Donor Communications and Tracking:

  • Via the management of the Development Manager, the Communications Assistant must provide accurate and timely communications of all gift processing, memberships, acknowledgements, and make sure that payments are delivered on time.

  • Perform mail merges for donor acknowledgement and other mailings.

  • Personalize and hand-address envelopes for donor correspondence & acknowledgement and other mailings.

  • Support set-up of online fundraising campaigns on website and donation platforms.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum two (2) years’ relevant experience in a nonprofit/contemporary visual arts and culture organization with community driven focus, preparing and implementing media communications, publicity and marketing; developing new and maintaining effective social media communications, including website and social media platforms; developing media and sector–related contact databases; designing marketing materials including newsletters, invitations, advertisements, brochures and other online and print materials.



  • Exceptional writing skills, design and communication skills; deep familiarity with word processing software, email and internet software; design skills a plus; website Content Management System experience; capacities to regularly update knowledge and skill sets in advertising, publicity, and marketing strategies;

  • Familiarity with Salesforce database software is a plus.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication (both verbal and written) skills, including tact, diplomacy, good judgment;

  • Outcome and deadline-driven;

  • Able to work both individually and as part of a team;

  • Capacity to respond in a timely manner to inquiries with follow-up communications and materials;

  • Familiarity with art museums and non-profit organizations in contemporary visual art or community organizations;

  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work under pressure;

  • Bilingual in English and Chinese preferred.

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume and a 2 page writing sample to

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit and the current exhibition to learn more about CCC.



Gallery Volunteers

The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is seeking Gallery Volunteers to assist with our Visual Art Center, design shop, 41 Ross, and art programs at our Center located at the heart of San Francisco. The CCC Visual Art Center presents contemporary art, innovative artists, and interactive communications. This position is integral to our public engagement strategy to elevate the underserved and give voice to equality. We want everyone to leave with a positive impression and understanding of our contemporary arts and our vibrant community.


You will work closely with the Exhibition Manager, as well as other members of the CCC family. Volunteers will engage visitors, learn about current exhibitions, and be an integral part of the organization. Great for someone who loves the arts and community, sharing culture to others in a meaningful way, and challenging stereotypes. Also great for people who want to learn about visual arts, community, museum studies,  and the local San Francisco art scene. 


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Visitor engagement and support: greet visitors, engage with visitors on the current exhibition, art, and the community.

  • Work with the art team in art program coordination.

  • Providing educational support for the Center, Chinatown, and discussions about art in low-income neighborhoods, contemporary art, challenging stereotypes, and other topics.

  • Presentations & Tours: Give tours to small groups of visitors, school groups, and community groups as needed.

  • General office administrative duties as needed (phone, email, etc.)

  • Translation (English/Chinese) skill preferred.

Responsibilities will be assigned according to candidate’s qualification. A curriculum of learning will be designed for each qualified intern/volunteer.



Ideally volunteers need to have stable working schedule during the program (minimum 3 months long with 2-3 days a week), as we hope all interns/volunteers can have sufficient time to work closely with the staff, learn about the community, participate and get fully involved in the programs.

For interested candidates, send resume and a paragraph about yourself to Janet at to join our CCC volunteer family and learn more about opportunities to get involved.