Career Opportunity

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design


Executive Director, RISD Fund

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD’s 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support.

RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation.

The Executive Director, RISD Fund (ED) will develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year, multi-channel strategy for solicitation and stewardship of RISD Fund donors. The ED will also hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff and oversee the selection, management, and evaluation of any RISD Fund service providers. The ideal candidate has ten years+ of demonstrated success in devising and executing comprehensive annual giving strategies and programs including digital direct marketing. An interest and experience in art and design desirable.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Lisa Vuona, Vice President, LINDAUER, at