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, theOffice 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 Executive Director, RISD Fund (ED) will develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year, multi-channel strategy for solicitation and stewardship of RISD Fund donors. The ED will also hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff and oversee the selection, management, and evaluation of any RISD Fund service providers. The ideal candidate has ten years+ of demonstrated success in devising and executing comprehensive annual giving strategies and programs including digital direct marketing. An interest and experience in art and design desirable.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree in relevant field required. Master's degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Ten years+ of fundraising experience devising and managing annual giving and/or membership programs, preferably in higher education. Demonstrated success in devising and executing comprehensive annual giving strategies and programs. Personal record of prospect solicitation and securing gifts at $50K+ level. Management experience and supervision of employees including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated effectiveness in outreach to volunteers and other fundraising partners. Interest/experience in art and design desirable.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Institutional Engagement
Internal Number: 2125
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.