Director of Advancement

Date Posted: 
Thu, May 30, 2019
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New York, NY
Company Name: 
Asian Cultural Council
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The mission of the Asian Cultural Council is to advance international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange activities in Asia and the United States to create a more harmonious and peaceful world.

Since its inception, the Asian Cultural Council has operated a program of long-term, immersive fellowships and shorter-term grants for individual artists, scholars, and arts professionals who wish to pursue specialized training not available in their home countries; find new creative inspiration through travel, research, and exploration; or pursue targeted research projects aligned with ACC's mission of advancing international understanding. Toward this goal, ACC's first priority in all grant areas is to support activities that involve cultural immersion; meaningful cross-cultural engagement; and relationship-building, collaboration, or exchange of best practices among peers. By combining funding with mentoring and personal introductions, The signature feature of ACC's program is access to this international network of alumni and other partners – a community of institutional leaders, as well as emerging and established practitioners who help advise current grant recipients and inform ACC’s programmatic strategies.

To date, ACC has enabled over five decades of cross-cultural engagement and nearly 6,000 exchanges across 16 disciplines and 26 countries. The Asian Cultural Council is both a grant-making and grant-seeking organization, raising funds from corporate, foundation, and individual donors in both the United States and Asia. ACC is also an active convener of arts leaders in Asia and the U.S., organizing opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue around the imperative of cultural exchange to develop understanding and respect.

The reach of the Asian Cultural Council extends across the globe with staff working in New York, Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, and Tokyo. ACC’s impact is expressed most eloquently and most powerfully in the legacy and future promise of its alumni and their exceptional capacity to connect people and cultures in transformative ways.

Job Description: 

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Asian Cultural Council in the search for a Director of Advancement.

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) seeks an experienced development leader to expand its current fundraising capacity both annually and towards its recently initiated $20 million capital campaign. The Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the senior team, and will be responsible for managing the annual fund and the multi-year fundraising campaign.

In 2023, ACC will celebrate its 60th anniversary and decades of global impact. In advance of this milestone, ACC has launched a capital campaign to grow its $30 million endowment to $50 million. To help guide ACC during this pivotal moment in its evolution and growth, ACC seeks a dynamic, passionate, resourceful Director of Advancement. ACC would be the ideal opportunity for a positive, exceptional communicator and expert relationship-builder who would thrive in an organization that prides itself on having a dedicated, creative, open-minded, and supportive culture and a board and staff of game-changers.


A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is a minimum of five years of fundraising experience in major gifts (individuals and institutions), preferably within a cultural organization working internationally. Knowledge, experience and interest in Asian arts and culture are preferred. A master's degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

How to apply: 
New York
New York