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.
The Philanthropy Officer employs customer relationship management skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing donors. Concentrating efforts on regionally-based alumni, parents, and friends in New York City, the Philanthropy Officer cultivates and solicits a portfolio of 150 prospective and current major gift donors.
The successful candidate will be a proven fundraiser and relationship manager, have a persistent drive and entrepreneurial spirit, and be motivated by art and design and the people who make and appreciate it.