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Faculty openings

We invite you to explore faculty employment at RISD, where creativity and diversity are the foundations of our culture.

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Staff openings—external candidates

RISD now tracks applicants through the Workday recruiting system. All non-faculty staff positions along with openings for instructors in RISD CE are posted in this category. Please create a new user account to apply for these positions in Workday.

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Staff openings—current employees

Current employees are invited to view available positions in Workday. You will need to log in to your personal account to submit an internal application.

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  1. RISD’s Institutional Advancement division seeks an innovative individual to lead and manage operations and programs that engage our alumni and families. This role provides oversight over and coordinates aspects of programming associated with the RISD Alumni Association, including communications and digital engagement, clubs and affinity groups, and volunteer management. In partnership with the executive director of the RISD Fund and with RISD’s Student Affairs division, the executive director will also lead engagement activities related to the RISD Families Association.

    We are looking for a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice and equal access to resources and opportunities. All potential candidates must recognize diversity and inclusion as central to excellence.

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  2. The Institutional Advancement (IA) division at RISD seeks an innovative individual for the role of executive director of the RISD Fund. Collaborating with IA team members as well as with administrative and academic leaders across RISD, this person will lead development and implementation of a holistic strategy for soliciting and stewarding donors to the RISD Fund, which encompasses all current-use unrestricted and restricted gifts to RISD (excluding gifts for capital projects). The multi-year plan they develop will establish a timeline with clear goals and metrics, and incorporate a multi-channel strategy that engages more than 33,000 alumni, in addition to RISD parents, students, faculty, staff and friends.

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  3. RISD currently seeks an experienced, strategic leader for the role of senior vice president of finance and administration. Serving as both chief financial officer and treasurer, this individual works closely with RISD leadership and the Board of Trustees on financial planning, budget modeling and major resource allocation across the institution.

    The senior vice president for finance and administration oversees an annual operating budget of more than $170 million as well as RISD’s administrative operations, including information technology, facilities, risk management, human resources, auxiliary services and public safety. The ideal candidate possesses the vision to respond to challenges and opportunities within the context of art and design higher education, and understands how to integrate RISD’s social equity and inclusion goals throughout all reporting units.

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Continuing Education instructor openings

RISD Continuing Education (RISD CE) offers year-round opportunities to teach students of all ages in a range of creative fields. We invite interested candidates to search for open RISD CE positions in Workday, where you will also find all current RISD staff openings.*

*To narrow your Workday search to CE instructor positions only, please apply the applicable filter. External candidates will need to create a new user account in Workday to apply for CE Instructor and all other open positions.

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Become part of our creative community

RISD is an equal opportunity employer offering a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package. Here you’ll meet staff, faculty and students who thrive on creativity and value what art and design bring to the world.

The benefits we offer RISD employees include medical and dental insurance plans, a 403 (b) retirement plan with employer contributions, paid time off and many more.

People who work here also enjoy many ways of accessing the creative culture on campus. You can explore the RISD Museum at little or no cost, take advantage of resources at the Fleet Library or enroll in Continuing Education courses for free or at a deeply discounted rate. 

Human Resources at RISD

If you are a student looking for employment or internships, visit RISD Careers for info about jobs, entrepreneurship opportunities, and connecting with RISD alumni networks. RISD Careers also provides resources for employers interested in posting jobs, viewing résumés and hiring RISD students and graduates.

RISD is an equal opportunity employer.