Development Associate, Alumni + Family Relations

RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”) is a creative community founded in 1877 in Providence, Rhode Island. Today, we enroll 2,620 students hailing from 59 countries. Led by a committed faculty, they are engaged in 44 full-time bachelor's and master's degree programs and supported by a worldwide network of over 31,000 alumni who demonstrate the vital role artists and designers play in today’s society.


Beyond facts and figures, what is the spirit of this community? Through a cross-disciplinary curriculum of studio-based learning and rigorous study in the liberal arts, RISD students are encouraged to develop their own personal creative processes, but they are united by one guiding principle: in order to create, one must question. In cultivating expansive and elastic thinking, RISD seeks to activate a critical exchange that empowers artists, designers and scholars to generate and challenge the ideas that shape our world. RISD’s mission, at both the college and museum, is not only to educate students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, but to transmit that knowledge and make global contributions. For more information, visit and



RISD’s Division of Institutional Advancement (IA) seeks a Development Associate to provide proactive operational and administrative support to the Alumni + Family Relations team. Reporting to the Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations, the Development Associate is responsible for providing proactive administrative support to the Executive Director, coordinating internal meetings, preparation, travel logistics, and follow-up for external visits and meetings. This role provides excellent customer service to alumni, families, and others in response to phone, email inquiries, and requests for information. It also provides operational and administrative support to the team and assists in coordinating and implementing a variety of logistics, activities, and projects. IA is responsible for engaging RISD’s alumni, parents, students, and donors in meaningful ways, raising money from a variety of sources to support the priorities of the college.  The Alumni + Family Relations team values the people, projects, and passions that make our creative community so extraordinary.


We seek a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities.


RISD offers competitive wages and benefits, which include but is not limited to:


Four (4) weeks of paid vacation


Personal and sick time, 14 paid holidays


Robust medical, dental, and vision benefits


Professional development opportunities



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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-05-12 17:19:49 -0400