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Job Description: Development Manager

December 2020


Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking a Program & 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 and the underserved. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Program & Development Manager is responsible for overseeing fundraising in corporate sponsors, earned income, and leading VIP and special 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. 


The successful candidate has extraordinary interpersonal skills, embraces challenges and possesses the ability 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 programmings upcoming exhibitions, artists, and themes to effectively grow donors, members, and audiences

  • Collaborates with Executive 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


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 on programmatic development (CCC Design shop, ticket sales, art sales, art consultancy)


Special Donor & Fundraising Events

  • Manage an effective donor engagement program that includes leading and implementing fundraising and donor events as well as ongoing donor cultivation which include 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

  • 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 gift program)

  • Lead communications for donor events and ensure communications for programs are donor driven


Educational Programs

  • Manages and grows CCC’s educational, earned revenues and fee-based programs and services, which includes walking tours. Oversee event logistics with clients; identify needs and ensure customer satisfaction, and build relationships.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-5 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

  • 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

  • Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, working toward shared common goals

  • Availability to travel and to 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 (include 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 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 current exhibition to learn more about CCC.


About the Chinese Culture Foundation/ CCC

CCC is a multi-disciplinary arts organization and a cultural community builder dedicated to elevating the underserved  with a vision to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of the community.  The organization’s full calendar of programming is driven by the vision to Build a Museum Without Walls with public art opportunities, educational endeavors and performing arts events.


CCC’s curatorial strength connects its Visual Art Center with over five hundred artists and has commissioned hundreds of original artworks. CCC is nationally recognized with strong regional impact with grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fleishhacker Foundation, the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, Mayor’s Office Community Challenge Grants, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Wells Fargo Foundation, Recology, Robert J. Louie Memorial Fund, San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club, Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, WYNG Foundation, Tongson Family, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco. Its signature exhibition XianRui (Fresh and Sharp) series was named the Top 20 Exhibits Across the Country in 2018, and Homing by Hung Tzu Ni was featured in the SF/Arts Monthly.

750 Kearny St, 3rd Fl / San Francisco, CA 94108

© 2020 by Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco.

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