Senior Major Gift Officer - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States

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Detailed Job Description

As one of the three largest university art museums in the United States, the RISD Museum is a place for investigation, transformation and creative process. For artists, students, educators, and the greater community we make visual experience richer and deeper. We encourage inquiry. We foster connections between the visual arts and other forms from the literary to the scientific. We help build the skills needed in a fast-changing global society ? how to look closely, think creatively, and embrace diversity. As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment, the possibility of a flexible work schedule, and a competitive benefits package.

The RISD Museum seeks a dynamic, results driven fundraiser with a passion for art, a sense of humor and the ability to work on multiple projects in a friendly team environment. The Senior Major Gifts Officer (SMGO) will implement the Museum's overall strategy and fundraising plans as approved by the Director of Development and External Affairs. The SMGO is responsible for meeting annual, capital, and program fundraising goals through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors ($1,000+) and private/family foundations. In addition the ideal candidate will provide oversight and leadership to Membership and Annual Fund, and Corporate, Foundation and Governmental development activities within the department.  


Bachelor's degree and seven years' experience in nonprofit development with at least three years major giving or lead annual giving experience.

Prior leadership experience preferred.

Demonstrated affinity for arts and culture.

Proven experience reaching fundraising goals.

Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and teamwork skills?ability to interact with a broad variety of people; develop prospects and raise funds.

Excellent writing skills.

Knowledge of planned giving vehicles.

Competence in accounting and financial principles for nonprofit organizations.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using fundraising databases required.

A demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and work under pressure with grace.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Senior Major Gift Officer
  • Creative, studio-based education
  • Diversity & Inclusivity are fundamental
  • flexible thinking & risk-taking
  • Cultural Facilities / Museums
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description