Alumni + Family Relations Development Associate (RISD)

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has a distinguished history of providing innovative leadership in art and design education and an ongoing commitment to creative experimentation and risk-taking. This progressive, inquisitive attitude permeates RISD’s campus culture, supporting the 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and the 1,100 faculty, curators, administrative and support staff who form our community.

As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package. 


Institutional Engagement (IE) is responsible for engaging RISD’s alumni, parents, students, and donors in meaningful ways and encouraging them to financially support the college. IE cultivates and stewards relationships and raises money from a variety of sources—individuals, foundations. and corporations—to support the priorities of the college.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Alumni and 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 position 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. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.


Click here for more information or to apply. RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education.  We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-05-28 03:21:25 -0400