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Hakone Foundation
Saratoga, California, United States (on-site)
9 days ago
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Hakone Foundation
Saratoga, California, United States
9 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Art/Culture And Humanities
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Executive/Senior Management


Job Title: Executive Director

Job Status: Full-time, Exempt

The Hakone Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, manages and operates the historic Hakone Estate and Gardens in the city of Saratoga. Hakone is the crown jewel of Saratoga’s parks, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The garden has been open to the public for over 50 years, and we host visitors from all over, who enjoy the beauty and tranquility the gardens have to offer. The garden is also the setting for over a hundred private events each year. There is no more beautiful office setting than Hakone Estate and Gardens for anyone to come to work to.

Duties and Responsibilities:


This position will require you to lead a staff of seven full-time and nine part-time employees. You will be responsible for creating and monitoring the annual budget and leading the staff to achieve their departmental goals. You will also perform annual staff reviews of the full-time staff. As the Executive Director you will be the face of Hakone at community events, and coordinate and collaborate with the City of Saratoga staff to ensure compliance with the City’s policies and procedures. You will attend bi-monthly Hakone Foundation Board of Trustees meetings, and report staff activities. The Executive Director assumes ultimate responsibility of the daily operations of the facility. 


You will be responsible for creating, implementing, and coordinating new and ongoing Development/Fundraising programs. You will cultivate and motivate relationships between volunteers, Board, and stakeholders for the purpose of fundraising by developing stronger ties to the community. As a way of monitoring your success, you will set measurable fundraising goals for yourself and the organization. You will communicate to the Board by preparing     quarterly/annual presentations to analyze your fundraising efforts.


Your office will be at Hakone Estate and Gardens.


  • College degree
  • Experience in reading financial reports and budgets
  • Strong team player
  • Knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture
  • 3 years’ experience in leading and managing employees and contractors.
  • 3 years’ experience working for an event venue.
  • 3 years leading, or managing, a non-profit organization/s
  • Ability to demonstrate win-win practices, enthusiasm, leadership, and listening skills
  • Ability to speak in public and adapt to the varied Bay Area cultures
  • Computer skills and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to work with diverse style of personalities.
  • Courteous and professional demeanor.

Preferable- speak/understand Japanese language.

Job ID: 73775430

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