With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD's 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support.
RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation.
The Director, Prospect Management & Analytics will be responsible for the overall prospect development program at RISD, in relation to the general fundraising initiatives. They will take the lead on prospect management, proactive prospecting, and prospective and current donor research, tracking, and reporting. The Director will create and execute methodologies and provide quality research services, with a formalized road map and workflow for identifying and qualifying new major and planned gift prospective donors. They are expected to conduct projects to analyze data, applying descriptive statistics and data visualization to communicate information, as well as to predict future behavior and explain trends for internal and external audiences. The ideal candidate has proven success at establishing and achieving quantifiable objectives, a commitment to the mission and values of RISD, and a passion for learning and continuous improvement.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 7 years in prospect development or equivalent field
Proficient in using relational databases, deep understanding of information management
Computer proficiency; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; Lexis-Nexis; Noza; Wealth Engine; and other appropriate electronic resources
Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and exercise sound judgment and initiative
Strong oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills to create effective collaborations among various levels of staff, faculty, constituencies across the campus community to bring large scale projects to completion
Ability and desire to work independently and as part of a team
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with staff supervision, principles of management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation and motivation
Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
Experience in development, research or financial institutions strongly preferred
Must meet the qualifications of The Body of Knowledge, the advanced skills set as defined by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA)
Excellent project management and collaborative experience
Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely
Ability to appropriately use and manage sensitive and confidential data
Excellent time management skills, including the ability to work well under deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Proven success at establishing and achieving quantifiable objectives
Commitment to the mission and values of RISD and a passion for learning and continuous improvement
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Institutional Engagement
Internal Number: 2123
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.