Education, Arts & Culture

Senior 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 Senior Philanthropy Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 150 high-potential prospects and donors. S/He will develop and execute an annual solicitation plan for submitted proposals and gift closures providing a projection target for gift commitments. The Senior Philanthropy Officer will also work with the Institutional Engagement special events team to conceptualize plan and implement RISD events in assigned territories and/or prospect constituencies that build the RISD brand and foster deeper engagement among top prospects and philanthropists in that area. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to manage complex organizational relationships and work effectively with executive leadership.

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