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Job ID: 112021

Director, Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups
Rhode Island School of Design

Date Posted Sep. 10, 2018
Title Director, Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups
University Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI, United States
Department Institutional Engagement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Alumni Relations

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the country’s preeminent art and design school, located in historic Providence, RI, is seeking a Director of Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups to join its Office of Alumni Relations.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Family Programs, the Director of Regional Clubs and Affinity Groups is responsible for increasing alumni engagement, with a focus on expanding participation in alumni clubs in major markets and developing an alumni affinity program. The Director, Regional Clubs and Affinity Groups will develop and implement best in class alumni programs using data analytics and engagement metrics to measure success and lead the exploration and implementation of innovative ways to engage alumni of all ages and multiple affinities in support of the mission and goals of Institutional Engagement.

Job Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least five years progressively responsible Alumni Relations and/or Development experience with a minimum of two years managing and fostering productive relationships with leadership volunteers and ability to help them develop leadership skills.
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to students, staff, faculty, alumni of varying backgrounds, including but not limited to, racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, ability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic.
  • Strong time management skills. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and under deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience with alumni and development databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and strong computer skills in programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to write persuasively and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic, organized, and effective manager, with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and engaging nature.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with digital, social media, and diverse mediums of communication.
  • Ability to comfortably and effectively speak in public and make presentations in meetings.
  • Ability to interact and correspond professionally with senior staff and distinguished alumni.
  • Ability to manage and monitor budgets and expenses.

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