Associate Director, Donor Relations, Fund Stewardshhip

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



Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks an Associate Director of Donor Relations, Fund Stewardship. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled individual to join the collaborative Institutional Advancement (IA) team who is responsible for engaging RISD’s alumni, parents, students, and donors in meaningful ways, while cultivating relationships and raising money from a variety of sources to support the priorities of the college. IA recognizes the importance of community support in realizing our vision for excellence in art and design education.


The Associate Director of Donor Relations, Fund Stewardship is responsible for developing, planning, and executing high-quality donor fund reporting and stewardship, including financial reporting, for named funds at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The person in this role adheres to industry best practices and incorporates creativity and inclusivity to partner with gift officers, students, staff, and faculty colleagues to develop and execute ongoing donor-centric stewardship and recognition strategies for RISD’s most generous donors. The Associate Director of Donor Relations, Fund Stewardship must be culturally competent in order to thrive in a campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion, equal access to resources and opportunities, and recognizes diversity and inclusion as central to excellence.






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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-05-19 16:30:41 -0400