RISD invites you to bring your interests and talents to our vibrant campus community, where approximately 1,000 full- and part-time employees enjoy an inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package. The College seeks a Senior Philanthropy Officer to join the Office of Institutional Engagement.
The Senior Philanthropy Officer employs sophisticated relationship skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 150 high-potential prospects and donors, including conducting 150 personal visits annually. In addition, this individual directs the recruitment, staffing, and stewardship of groups of volunteer committees, possessing major gift giving potential that cultivate support for RISD. This position devises personalized engagement plans for each assigned prospect, leveraging RISD cultivation opportunities, presenting gift opportunity proposals that speak to a donor’s philanthropic goals while supporting the mission and goals of the College. The successful candidate will possess familiarity and success in proposing and completing creative gift arrangements, working with donors and their professional advisors, and develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year plan and timeline for assessment, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned prospects, meeting or exceeding personal productivity goals. The Senior Philanthropy Officer employs the Raiser’s Edge database to manage prospect strategies and moves, documenting all prospect interactions in a complete and timely fashion. They serve as the major gifts liaison to the Parents’ Council and provide advice and input to the Executive Director of the RISD Fund on Parents’ Council matters and related work plans, as well as serving as a liaison with other Institutional Engagement Officers, administrative and academic representatives concerning assigned prospects and donors.