Education, Arts & Culture

Director, Prospect Management & Analytics Rhode Island School of Design, Providence , Rhode Island

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 Opportunity

The Director, Prospect Management & Analytics will be responsible for the overall prospect development program at RISD, in relation to the general fundraising initiatives. S/He 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. S/he is 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.

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