Education, Arts & Culture

Philanthropy Officer 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 Philanthropy Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding new and existing donors. S/He will also direct the recruitment, staffing, and stewardship of groups of volunteer committees, possessing major gift giving potential. Five years+ of fundraising experience devising and executing 5-figure and 6-figure solicitations is required and experience in a campaign environment preferred.

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