HIRING: Managing Director

The Betti Ono Foundation is a  501(c)3 non-profit agency with a mission to build power through culture. We are Black women and survivor led.  

The Betti Ono Foundation is a dynamic and vibrant non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enriching the Arts & Culture sector in our community. With a strong commitment to fostering creativity, diversity, and accessibility, we work tirelessly to engage and uplift our community. Our organization values collaboration, innovation, and excellence in all aspects of our work.

As the Managing Director at the Betti Ono Foundation, you will play a pivotal role in the strategic operations and management of the organization. You will report directly to the CEO/Executive Director to ensure the successful execution of our mission and the continued growth of our programs and impact. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and requires a combination of artistic passion, strategic thinking, and strong leadership skills to oversee various aspects of our arts and cultural initiatives. A successful Managing Director has excellent communication and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in Arts & Culture, Social Justice & Community Impact efforts and will be able to actively discover new ways to help advance the mission of the Foundation. 

Listed below are major duties and responsibilities of this position.  It is not designed or intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of the activities, duties, or responsibilities of the employee.

  • Organizational Management
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Betti Ono Foundation, assume leadership in the absence of the CEO/Executive Director. 
  • Develop and implement an organization-wide approach to administrative and programmatic alignment.
  • Establish systems and methods to measure, evaluate and scale the organization’s impacts and progress against goals.
  • Strategic Leadership:
    • Present information to the CEO/Executive Director to develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment with our mission and vision.
    • Provide leadership in shaping the direction of our Arts & Culture, Gender Based Violence, Social Justice and Community based programs, identifying opportunities for growth and innovation.
    • Act as a key advisor to the CEO/Executive Director on matters related to arts and culture programming.
  • Program Management:
    • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all arts and culture programs, including exhibitions, performances, events, press conferences, workshops, and educational initiatives.
    • Ensure that programs are in line with the organization’s goals and objectives, and that they meet the needs of our community.
  • Financial Management:
    • Develop and manage the department’s budget, ensuring fiscal responsibility and sustainability.
    • Identify potential funding opportunities, grants, and partnerships to support the organization,  arts & culture programs.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Provide leadership and mentorship to the organization’s staff, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
    • In collaboration with Human Resources lead recruitment efforts, staff development, and performance evaluations.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with artists, cultural organizations, community partners, and stakeholders.
    • Act as a spokesperson for the organization in the arts and culture community, representing our mission and values.
  • Marketing and Promotion:
    • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team to develop and execute marketing strategies for arts and culture programs.
    • Ensure effective promotion of events and activities to maximize community engagement.
  • Compliance and Reporting:
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and reporting requirements related to arts and culture programming.
    • Prepare regular reports for the CEO/Executive Director and Board of Directors on program performance and impact.

    You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management, Cultural Studies, Organizational Development, Business Administrations or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in the non-profit arts and culture sector.
  • Strong understanding of arts programming, curatorial practices, and community engagement.
  • Proven track record in strategic planning, program development, and fiscal management.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication, networking, and relationship-building abilities.
  • Grant writing and fundraising experience is a plus.
  • Passion for and commitment to the Arts & Culture field and the mission of the organization.


Salary Range:  $100,000 – $120,000 with a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is based on a number of factors, including experience, skills, and education. We believe that non-negotiable salaries are one way to ensure that all employees are fairly compensated, regardless of their race, gender or ethnicity. 

Benefits and Impactful Opportunities:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage + 1 dependent 
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Sick Days 
  • Professional & Employee Development Opportunities 
  • Attend annual in person Retreats and Team events
  • Collaborate with a Women leadership team.
  • 2 weeks vacation

Application Process: 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@bettiono.com Include the following subject line “Managing Director Application- Betti Ono Foundation”. The deadline for this application is October 31, 2023. Please apply before this date if possible. The Betti Ono Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest and time dedicated to apply; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The Betti Ono Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  Black, BIPOC, queer and trans, women and gender non-conforming applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.