Director of Advancement Operations and Systems - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States


Detailed Job Description

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial Director of Advancement Operations and Systems to oversee and direct the division's operational systems and processes in order to support an efficient, comprehensive and cohesive approach to engagement.

Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Engagement, managing a team of professionals, s/he will be an integral part of the Office of Institutional Engagement. Utilizing their in-depth understanding of new, emerging, and existing technologies and tools the Director will ensure the strategic goals of Institutional Engagement are met. The successful incumbent will serve as the primary liaison with the College's Information Technology and Finance divisions to review and evaluate existing systems and structures and recommend and implement suggestions, modifications or enhancements as appropriate. The Director will also proactively engage with the Prospect Research area to ensure that the fundraising databases facilitate a strategic, integrated program of prospect identification, research and donor management in support of the Institutional Engagement area and fundraising goals.  


The successful incumbent's career path will reflect significant experience in advancement operations (eight to ten years) and systems in a higher education environment in an advancement/development office, with at least three years managing systems, structures and staff. He/she will possess proven ability to build communications and foster relations with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interest. Also, he/she will have the ability to nurture an environment where team members are encouraged to share innovative ideas and work collaboratively. The ideal candidate will have experience in utilizing standard statistical practices and tools such as SAS, along with excellent analytical and quantitative skills, including ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data and statistical models. Experience with relational databases and major fundraising databases systems, Colleague/Ellucian is preferred. Experience in data planning, database analysis and reporting is essential. Knowledge of current trends in fundraising including: benchmarking and metrics is required. The Director will have proven successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals. An MBA or related Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Director of Advancement Operations and Systems
  • Creative, studio-based education
  • Diversity & Inclusivity are fundamental
  • flexible thinking & risk-taking
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description