Development Associate, Major + Planned Gifts

The mission of RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”), through its college and museum, is to educate students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship and innovation. Our immersive model of art and design education emphasizes robust liberal arts studies and conceptually driven studio-based learning in full-time bachelor's and master's degree programs across 19 majors. RISD's exceptional faculty foster student growth and development in extensive specialized facilities, enabling students to become confident, cross-disciplinary thinkers and nimble problem-solvers ready to confront the complexities of global practice in the 21st century. Nearly 30,000 alumni worldwide testify to the impact of a RISD education, exemplifying the vital role artists and designers play in defining global innovation. Founded in 1877, RISD and the RISD Museum help make Providence, RI among the most culturally active and creative cities in the region. 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 Major & Planned Gifts team. Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Major + Planned Gifts, the Development Associate, Major + Planned Gifts is responsible for providing proactive administrative support to the Senior Executive Director, including, but not limited to the coordination, preparation, and completion of travel logistics and follow-up for internal and external meetings. The Development Associate, Major + Planned gifts must provide excellent customer service to IA, campus colleagues and alumni, families, and friends in response to phone, email inquiries, and requests for information. This position ensures that all actions foster and promote a culture of inclusivity and respect. The Development Associate, Major + Planned gifts, will also provide operational and administrative support to the Major and Planned Giving team, and assist in coordinating and implementing a variety of team logistics, activities, and projects.

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.




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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-06-10 16:32:19 -0400