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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. We currently seek an executive communications writer to work in partnership with RISD’s president and our chief marketing and communications officer to craft communications that capture both the president’s and the institution’s voices.

    The executive communications writer will artfully adapt to the president’s voice in creating and researching a variety of external and campus-focused communications, such as speeches, keynote addresses, op-eds, presentations and talking points for events, and all-campus communiqués designed to foster and strengthen engagement, elicit connections and mobilize support with key external and internal audiences. They will bring a nuanced understanding of social equity and inclusion and how art and design play a role in driving social and cultural change.

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  2. 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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  3. We seek an experienced, strategic-minded and versatile individual to join RISD’s leadership team as vice president for strategy and planning (VPSP). The person in this role will advance and execute the ambitious goals and strategic initiatives of the college, in broad collaboration with a range of internal and external partners and guided by the overarching goal for RISD to become a fully inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused educational community.

    The VPSP will strategically align and integrate a range of institutional planning activities to position RISD for continuous improvement. The work includes generating processes to advance RISD’s current strategic plan as well as driving new and cross-cutting initiatives. In addition, as a senior advisor to the president, the VPSP will play a critical part in helping the president to achieve maximum impact in her role. The vice president will provide strategic and analytical support to the president, manage special presidential initiatives from beginning to end and assist the president’s office and senior leadership team to function collaboratively.

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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.