RISD Global is a hub for global discourse and cross-cultural literacy, supporting students, faculty, and members of the RISD community on campus and in the world. We develop and sustain opportunities, off-campus programs and networks that address the challenges, meanings, and importance of art and design in a global world.
RISD Global is pleased to announce a vacancy for a Global Engagement Specialist.
This newly created role will implement the academic institution’s global engagement through multiple off campus learning opportunities, ensuring the successful operation of off campus programs. The Global Engagement Specialist will provide student and faculty with the appropriate support in all phases of the program based on the vision, policies, and best practices developed by the Associate Director, Off-Campus Global Learning. In addition, the Global Engagement Specialist will manage the portfolio of various off campus programs, both short and long-term, located in different areas around the world. Utilizing their attention to detail and organizational skills, they will be responsible for overseeing the course logistics and the students’ participation in the off-campus programs from the program's promotional steps to the student's return on campus. With an enthusiastic and curious approach, they will promote the RISD off-campus learning opportunities and ensure outreach to the RISD community and external audiences regarding all global learning opportunities available. As a Global professional, the Global Engagement Specialist will build relationships and serve as key contact for both RISD community and exchange and international partners, working with RISD departments, faculty and students, as well as exchange and international partner coordinators to ensure a successful global learning experience.
The ideal candidate will be a life-long learner with strong project management skills and the ability to adapt to shifting tasks and priorities.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years' experience in program and project management.
Project management and operational planning skills required. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and adapt to shifting priorities, and work collaboratively within and across different art and design disciplines.
Demonstrated ability and professional experience to comprehend a working environment strongly focused on art and design.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong advocacy for global engagement.
Strong organizational skills, problem-solving skills while performing multidisciplinary tasks are also necessary.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Multicultural and international experience is preferred. The ability to speak more than one language is desirable, Spanish, Chinese or Korean preferred.
Experience supervising students or other personnel in an educational setting preferred. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team committed to maintaining an inspirational learning environment preferred.
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 t...he 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 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.