Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a Director of RISD Global. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team who develops and sustains opportunities, programs and networks that address the challenges, meanings, and importance of art and design in a global world.
The Director of RISD Global provides overall management of off-campus programs, supports operations, and risk, ensuring that all aspects of off-campus learning are in line with best practices in the field. The Director partners closely with faculty, staff, and administration to envision, create, represent, and realize off-campus academic learning for students and to develop and manage geographically-varied opportunities in line with RISD's SEI and Sustainability goals through partnerships, programs, exchanges, courses, and events. The Director supervises RISD Global staff in Providence and in other locations, both local and international, as warranted by program. The incumbent also partners regularly with other offices at RISD engaged in off-campus learning and partnership, including the division deans and department heads, the Provost's Office, General Counsel, the Office of Registrar, Student Financial Services, RISD Careers, and International Student Services and Scholar Affairs.
We seek applications from equity-minded candidates who will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, and equal access to resources and opportunities.
1. Program Development, Management, and Promotion:
Manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and opportunities that provide geographically-varied off-campus study for students and that advance faculty teaching and research interests.
Cultivate and manage RISD's long-term educational sites, including supervision of on-site director(s) and monitoring of program budgetary and facility's needs.
Manage agreements with exchange, direct enrollment, and international education organization partners.
Develop and manage general frameworks for faculty and student participation in programs, including policies, processes, events, and communications.
Develop and manage opportunities for faculty exchange.
Oversee the marketing of off-campus/international programming, including messaging, events, and outreach, with an eye toward growing and diversifying RISD students' participation in off-campus opportunities.
Coordinate assessment protocols to determine the quality of program offerings and services and make strategic recommendations for refinement, as warranted.
Cultivate and maintain a dynamic network of colleagues and partners, including academic, cultural, government and non-government organizations in leading global cities and sites, which support academic experiences and coordinated programming for students and faculty.
2. Office Operations:
Oversee all operations of the RISD Global office in its role of providing consistent access, resources, and support for students, their parents, faculty, and staff.
Recruit, train, mentor and effectively manage the RISD Global staff to ensure a collaborative and productive work environment.
Provide strong fiscal management for all RISD Global Office resources, in conjunction with the Provost's Office.
Engage in and contribute to student advising for off-campus programs, in coordination with other program advising staff.
Actively lead administrative committees, or engage faculty committees, related to off-campus programming.
Prepare reports, presentations, and data as needed to support the College's study away and internationalization efforts.
Answer inquiries from students, parents, faculty, and staff pertaining to study abroad.
Oversee a program of student peer advising and work-study support as part of the RISD Global team.
3. Program Risk Management:
Manage health and safety concerns for all RISD Global programs, including vetting of sites, training of staff, and coordination of crisis response with and understanding of the current global mobility landscape.
Partner with the Director of Risk and Emergency Management to ensure compliance with established procedures related to risk management, crisis communications and technology, and records disposition.
Serve as co-chair, with the Director of Risk and Emergency Management, of RISD's International Incident Response Team (IIRT).
Participate in an on-call emergency schedule for students and faculty studying off-campus.
Demonstrated evidence of an ability to design and oversee innovative programs and projects and capacity to build successful partnerships required.
An understanding of contemporary global cultures, and demonstrated leadership in diversity and inclusion initiatives required.
Ability to work with agility at RISD and with local communities and partners off campus, both domestic and abroad.
Strong demonstration of cultural competence awareness within domestic and international contexts and among a broad range of social identities and circumstances. Ability to articulate, demonstrate, and mentor others in the employment of diversity, inclusion, and equity in systems, policies, procedures, and services. Excellent writing and proposal generation skills.
Prior supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience with professional office software required.
Ability to travel internationally as required.
Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Minimum of seven (7) years' experience in study abroad or related field, with at least five years in a higher education context.
Work and experience that demonstrate key insight into evolving off-campus study opportunities in art and design.
Ability to speak and understand multiple languages.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental 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.
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.