Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the country's preeminent art and design school, located in historic Providence, RI, is seeking a Director, Alumni Communities to join its Office of Alumni Relations.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Family Programs, the Director, Alumni Communities is responsible for increasing alumni engagement, with a focus on expanding participation in alumni clubs in major markets and developing an alumni affinity program. The Director, Alumni Communities will develop and implement best in class alumni programs using data analytics and engagement metrics to measure success and lead the exploration and implementation of innovative ways to engage alumni of all ages and multiple affinities in support of the mission and goals of Institutional Engagement.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least five years progressively responsible Alumni Relations and/or Development experience with a minimum of two years managing and fostering productive relationships with leadership volunteers and ability to help them develop leadership skills.
Must demonstrate sensitivity to students, staff, faculty, alumni of varying backgrounds, including but not limited to, racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, ability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic.
Strong time management skills. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and under deadlines.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated experience with alumni and development databases (Raiser's Edge preferred) and strong computer skills in programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Ability to write persuasively and strong interpersonal skills.
Strategic, organized, and effective manager, with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and engaging nature.
Knowledge of, or experience with digital, social media, and diverse mediums of communication.
Ability to comfortably and effectively speak in public and make presentations in meetings.
Ability to interact and correspond professionally with senior staff and distinguished alumni.
Ability to manage and monitor budgets and expenses.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Institutional Engagement
Internal Number: 2034
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.