The Office of Institutional Engagement at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) comprises individual, corporate, foundation and government fundraising; donor relations and stewardship; alumni, parents relations, and partners with these diverse constituents to advance RISD's mission.
We seek an experienced advancement services professional to lead the implementation and ongoing management of the Raiser's Edge/NXT environment. The successful candidate will bring sound management expertise and a high degree of professionalism to achieve departmental goals that directly impact RISD's larger institutional goals around student success, enhanced academic programs, and social equity and inclusion (SEI) initiatives.
The successful candidate will be committed to donor-centric philanthropy, a practitioner of sound data security practices and an active participant in advancing RISD's implementation of technology to enable effective and efficient data management.
Summary Develop and recommend policies and procedures that ensure accurate and efficient data management to enable RISD to make data-based decisions related to its fundraising and engagement efforts. Responsible for the day-to-day management of gift processing, pledge management, matching gifts and biographical/demographic record areas of Advancement Services, including prospect and event data.
Lead staff and be responsible for (1) the acceptance, processing and receipting of gifts to RISD; (2) collecting and maintaining quality biographical data for constituents; (3) managing event data and registration processes; (4) writing complex data queries and creating and testing data exports for gift accounting and a wide variety of biographical data; and (5) using third-party tools like Import-O-Matic to integrate data sets from multiple software vendors to incorporate a variety of student, parent, organizational, prospect and volunteer information into the Raiser's Edge/NXTCRM data sets and processes.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's Degree required with 5 – 7 years of related advancement experience, preferably in non-profit or academic institutions preferred.
In-depth knowledge of complex database software, operation of Microsoft Office and google applications, and the ability to generate both standard and ad-hoc queries/reports.
Prior experience with Charitable Gift principals and processing.
Demonstrated knowledge of IRS regulations around gift recording and receipting, gift accounting and CASE guidelines.
Commitment to team work.
Prior supervisory experience with a demonstrated ability to set priorities, provide helpful feedback and create a team environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituents using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Must be able to perform well in a fast-paced work environment and able to manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously.
Ability to craft and implement policies and procedures, which leverage systems and tools, maximize resources and ensure compliance.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, create a positive influence and work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to plan and execute data cleanup and acquisition initiatives.
Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with diverse populations.
Desire to provide service to the greater IE team and help other units with their projects.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Institutional Engagement
Internal Number: 1820
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.