Join the CCC Team!


The Chinese Culture Center is seeking Development Manager and a Grants Manager & Executive Assistant

Development Manager

Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking a highly skilled Development Manager who will be responsible for the leadership and management of fundraising activities to cultivate and motivate its donor base.

We are seeking a highly experienced and skilled Development Manager to lead the organization’s philanthropic fundraising efforts. The Development Manager is a key thought leader of the management team and works closely with the Development Director to increase organization’s fundraising capacity. S/he is an effective communicator, possesses outstanding interpersonal skills and is deeply committed to the mission of intercultural engagement.

Key responsibilities:

  •         Create and execute an over-arching development vision and strategy in partnership with Development Director,
  •         Develop and implement a major gifts strategy to increase giving from individual donors with an emphasis on growing the network of prospective of major donors, write letters on behalf of the Foundation to external partners/donors/members/sponsors, etc.
  •         Support the Development Director in managing relationships with board members and promote a culture of philanthropy,
  •         Use Salesforce and other relationship management tools to manage donor/membership base,
  •         Conduct grants/donor/prospect research, write grants proposals, and complete grant applications, working with grants manager.


–          Minimal of 2 years of successful fundraising experience

–          Passionate about Chinatown and community service

–          Excellent interpersonal skills: outgoing, energetic and collaborative

–          Sense of humor and grace under pressure

–          Willingness to learn

A successful candidate is:

–          Familiar with annual giving, major gifts and planned giving, communications and motivations for giving, capital campaigns and international fundraising, corporate and foundation fundraising, and fundraising on the Internet

–          Motivated and self-driven

–          Able to work under pressure and with multiple deadlines

–          Excellent attention to details

–          Multi-task with the ability to prioritize

–          Comfortable with feedback and constructive criticism

–          Able to work well with colleagues

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and a 2-page English writing sample to Xavier at


Grants Manager & Executive Assistant

The Chinese Culture Foundation is seeking an Grants Manager & Executive Assistant.  Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Grants Manager & Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting the ED, the Board of Directors and manages grant process.   The position will also oversee all Human Resources and supervise the operations associate.

The successful candidate should come to the position with a passion for the arts and community service. S/he is experienced in grant writing, cultural data project, and possess excellent skill in managing multiple grants.  The ideal candidate will serve as the Executive Assistant for the Executive Director and serves as her liaison to the Board. The Grants Manager & Executive Assistant is also responsible for Human Resource, trouble shooting and supervise the operations manager.


  • Executive Support: providing support for the Executive Director and problem solve on a regular basis.
  • Board Support: a) Assist with quarterly board meetings and monthly committee members meetings by: i) prepare meeting packets and archives of past packets, ii) prepare meeting room—set up AV equipment, conference calls, Skype, and arrange dinner and refreshments, b) provide additional support as required
  • Human Resources: maintain employee files and ensure organization is in compliance with Federal, State and local laws
  • Grant Management: a) manage grant process—research potential funding sources, finalize and submit completed applications, b) contract oversight and compliance—submit reimbursement requests, progress and final reports, and ensure completion of project accordingly.

The ideal candidate has an MBA, enjoys working with people, is self driven, attentive to details, has the ability to multi-task, and is excited about the challenges and opportunities of a vibrant community based, contemporary arts organization.

The Chinese Culture Foundation is looking for a team player who sees opportunities in a challenge, who is a learner, possesses good judgement and is committed to social justice and culture.


  • At least 3 years professional experience
  • Minimum of 1 year management responsibilities
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with Human Resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill
  • Bilingual in Chinese in addition to English is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with contemporary art and culture
  • Passionate about community service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: outgoing, energetic, people person

This position starts full time.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and 2 page English/Chinese writing sample to Gharrity McNett at  Qualified candidates will be invited for in-person interview.  Position opened until filled.


About the Chinese Culture Foundation

The Chinese Culture Foundation is one of the top institutions in the country, and one of only a few organizations dedicated to supporting and promoting artists of Asian descent through the CCC Visual Art Center. We are recognized as a successful pillar organization in the City, and is poised to advance to the next level of effectiveness by becoming a leader in the arena of art and cultural interchange on a national and international level.

The Foundation established in 1965 during the Civil Rights era. Our mission is to spark intercultural discovery through art, education and engagement. Its primary program site is the Chinese Culture Center, located at 750 Kearny St. in San Francisco is the first Chinese Culture Center established in the US. CCC also has expanded to a pop-up gallery in Ross Alley and is reputable among its peers, curating exhibitions at YBCA, Asian Art Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, Hangzhou and New York.

Over 148,000 constituents engaged in our programming this past year, about 40% are neighborhood residents, the other are comprised of Bay Area residents as well as national and international visitors. We have engaged with a growing international audience through our trailblazing art exhibits while developing deep ties in the community through educational activities.