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.
Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Development, the Senior Planned Giving Officer employs sophisticated relationship skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 150 high-potential planned giving (bequests, annuities, trusts, etc.) prospective and current donors, including conducting 150 personal visits annually. The Senior Planned Giving Officer devises personalized engagement plans for each assigned prospective donor, leveraging RISD cultivation opportunities, presenting gift opportunity proposals that may include cash and creative giving vehicles, speak to a donor’s philanthropic goals, and support the mission and goals of the College. In addition, they serve as an educational and consultative resource aiding Philanthropy Officers, RISD executives, and volunteers in executing planned giving techniques and strategies for their assigned prospects, as appropriate.
Candidates who approach their advancement careers with a spirit of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and creativity will thrive in RISD’s fast-paced, collaborative, and ambitious culture.