RISD is an equal opportunity employer offering a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package. The College seeks an Associate Director of Institutional Engagement Communications.
With an in-depth understanding of RISD's strategic priorities, this position creates and implements strategic communications to advance Institutional Engagement's (IE) work to foster lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, friends, donors, and organizations to strengthen goodwill and philanthropy. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Campaign Planning and Strategies, the Associate Director undertakes communications research to understand stakeholder needs, build impactful messaging and develop and implement a responsive, multi-channel communications plan. This position oversees the development of high quality, innovative and engaging print and electronic fundraising communications platforms for both internal and external audiences. Additionally, the Associate Director manages and completes communications projects from inception to delivery. Communications efforts must result in increased brand awareness and presence; elicit affinities and connections; and mobilize resources and support. The position ensures that all materials adhere to the highest editorial standings.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree in English, Communications or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience developing and implementing strategic communications plans. Knowledge of communications research and analysis. Five to seven years of experience in writing fundraising communications, media relations, public relations, communications, and/or a related field. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills with expertise in use of English grammar, punctuation and syntax. Demonstrated expertise in the use of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative suite, marketing software, CRM/database, and the Google (G Suite) collaboration tools. Experience working with designers to produce digital and print materials. Ability to manage complex communications projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Superlative diplomatic and communication skills, including an ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of constituents (individual donors, alumni, business leaders, public figures, faculty and staff), within a broad range of cultural environments. Ability to quickly and effectively gather data through interviews or research. Skilled at interpreting data to drive market segmentation and appeals that move prospects through the pipeline and maximize the impact of fundraising. Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines. Capability to work independently and collaboratively with moderate supervision.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Master's degree preferred. Experience in social media marketing campaigns highly desired.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Institutional Engagement
Internal Number: 2106
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.