The mission of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), through its college and museum, is to educate students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge, and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. Their immersive model of art and design education emphasizes robust liberal arts studies and conceptually driven studio-based learning in full-time bachelor’s and master’s degree programs across 19 majors. RISD’s exceptional faculty foster student growth and development in extensive specialized facilities, enabling students to become confident, cross-disciplinary thinkers and nimble problem-solvers ready to confront the complexities of global practice in the 21st century. Nearly 30,000 alumni worldwide testify to the impact of a RISD education, exemplifying the vital role artists and designers play in defining global innovation. Founded in 1877, RISD and the RISD Museum help make Providence, RI among the most culturally active and creative cities in the region.

The Position

The Opportunity

Reporting to the executive director of integrated health and wellness, the director of health services is responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of a comprehensive college medical health care system. Utilizing a public health based model, the director leads the day-to-day administrative medical responsibilities for the center including supervision of staff; intake, follow up, and referrals for patients; state and federal guidelines compliance; and 24 hour emergency care when needed.

Role of the Director of Health Services for Rhode Island School of Design

The director is responsible for creating consistent operating principles and ensuring collaboration with others in achieving the strategic goals of health services and the division of student affairs. Collaborating with other departments within student affairs as well as other campus partners, the director advises on situations and policies having a physical, as well as public health and wellness component. The director also serves as one of the key directors in the division of student affairs and will be expected to ensure that all state and federal guidelines are upheld and best practices are followed, particularly as they pertain to immunization and insurance compliance for international students, complex laboratory standards, quality control, and record keeping.

The director of health services will be expected to actively engage other campus leaders, including the director of counseling and psychological services and other members of the division of Student Affairs to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive holistic health initiatives that incorporate multicultural diversity, inclusivity, and social justice concepts and principles. The director will serve as a key member of the student medical re-admit committee, which makes recommendations regarding a student’s readiness to return to a high stress college environment. Specifically, the director will be expected to:

  • provide direct primary care for eligible patients, appropriate to the needs of a diverse and multicultural college student population, including diagnosis, referral for consultation or specialty services, follow-up care, evening/urgent care, and on-call emergency consultation;
  • provide direct supervision, hiring, training, scheduling and evaluation of health services staff who support the day-to-day provision of the clinical medical care and services for matriculated, pre-college, and summer studies students. Ensure staff have appropriate credentials to provide required medical services. Develop and implement health services policies and procedures;
  • develop, evaluate and implement, as approved, short and long-term operational and budgetary plans which enhance efficiency and services for students and which are in alignment with the overall Student Affairs strategic plan for the support of wellness for students.

History of the Position

The position was vacated in August, 2020 by the former director of Health Services, who had served at RISD since November, 2018.

Opportunities and Challenges of the Role

It was noted that there have been four directors of health services in the past six years, so continuity in the position as well as forward momentum for the office has been limited by high turn-over.  The added challenge in any current search is the Covid-19 pandemic in which we are currently living; it has severely limited in-person management and leadership opportunities at the director level.  The offices of Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) have recently been moved to the same building, so there is an opportunity to build upon the relationship between the areas and to develop protocols and procedures which will ensure the professional and efficient services provided to students.

The culture at RISD is highly intellectual and analytical and students take their work very seriously, often times at the expense of their health and personal wellbeing. The director will need to have a “soft touch,” and be interpersonally competent in order to successfully address the existing challenges of isolation facing many students on campus at RISD, as most on-campus students are being housed in single rooms and time to work in their studios has been limited. In addition, with a large percentage of international students enrolled at RISD, the incumbent must be culturally sensitive to the needs of this population, many of whom take the instructions and suggestions of the faculty quite literally, and they may not acknowledge the onset of illness or the impact of sleep deprivation. A strong background and understanding of diverse populations will enable the new director to navigate the variety of cultures represented at RISD.

Measures of Success

At an appropriate interval after joining Rhode Island School of Design, the following will initially define success for the director of health services:

  • the director is a visible and engaged leader throughout campus and is collaborating with all constituents;
  • the director has assessed the entire health services team and services and has begun to refine current policies and procedures as well as develop new plans, policies, and procedures that will further promote RISD’s goals vis-à-vis best health and wellness practices;
  • the director is an essential team member and resource with faculty, staff, and students who are working towards greater partnerships for improved wellness; and
  • the director has remained current in the oversight and interpretation of all federal, state and university rules and regulations pertaining to compliance and other related best health practices.

Qualifications and Characteristics

Prior experience as a nurse practitioner or health related clinician, preferably in a college health center, is required. Current valid Rhode Island nursing license or ability to obtain license within a six month orientation and review period will be expected of the new director. A master’s degree in nursing, public health, or equivalent combination of education and experience plus a minimum of seven (7) years in a health services environment with strong leadership experience are also required. Solid understanding of HIPAA, FERPA, the Clery Act, and Title IX and sexual assault federal regulations are also expected of the director, along with a strong knowledge of holistic preventative health principles.

In addition to the stated qualifications, stakeholders indicated that the following personal characteristics would be beneficial for candidates for the Director of Health Services to exhibit:

  • be current on all federal and state reporting and compliance requirements;
  • be energetic and eager to work hard, as the culture throughout RISD is one of hard work;
  • be willing to understand the uniqueness of an art school in general and RISD in particular vis-à-vis the students and their work ethic;
  • be approachable and have the desire to partner with health services staff, faculty, and all administrative offices to ensure that students maintain a healthy lifestyle balance;
  • have the ability to “manage up as well as down,” and represent the team and its challenges to senior leaders;
  • be fair, flexible, and loyal to the health services team;
  • have the ability to create structure within the department and to put policies and procedures into place to better utilize existing resources and, ultimately to better serve students;
  • be culturally sensitive and aware of the nuances in which individuals may be talking about issues; have the ability to discern “real issues” as well as “cultural issues;”
  • be a responsible, skillful, and visionary manager and leader who can successfully collaborate with the other major offices within the division, including CAPS and Health Education and Promotion to continue to build a cohesive and integrated health and wellness team;
  • understand the biological, psychological, and social approach needed to be successful with students who are facing the intensive rigor of the academic work and the expectations of the faculty;
  • understand that, unlike other institutions, there is a diversity of gender experience at RISD;
  • understand that students are torn between committing to their art and to their wellness;
  • be “a builder,” one who understands the architecture around systems and ideas;
  • live in both the “macro and the micro” during the current challenging pandemic;
  • have the ability to simultaneously “treat as well as educate” students about their health;
  • have the ability to serve students around their psychotropic medication, i.e., bridge students’ medications with their health needs;
  • fully understand medical protocols;
  • have a “strong spine, and a soft front,” in all interactions with students;
  • be a firm and confident leader who will serve students and the health services team, and who will have the ability to assert boundaries as needed;
  • understand that the current pandemic and resultant mitigating measures in place at RISD has, for some students, exacerbated their existing health issues;
  • understand and respect the notion that “western medicine is not the be all and end all,” and appreciate the cultural and geo-political context of students who may be more inclined to follow eastern medical practices; e.g., having a “broad view” will help to ensure satisfaction with services provided by the department;
  • recognize that the student community built around the studio experience at RISD has changed substantially due to the pandemic as individual students’ studio time has been necessarily limited in order to provide social distancing during the Covid pandemic;
  • have an acute awareness of racism and the disparity that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light in terms of individuals and groups impacted and the historical difference in medical treatment provided in the U.S.; and
  • have a sense of humor.

THE INSTITUTION DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: AN OVERVIEW

Health Services

RISD’s Health Center provides high-quality, confidential healthcare services to students in an ambulatory care setting, including RN triage for first aid/emergent care, acute care visits, and referrals to specialists. Comprehensive GYN care, STI testing, and free rapid HIV testing are also available.

Qualified and knowledgeable providers give personal attention to the specific healthcare needs of students. Referrals are available as indicated. With a Student Health Insurance Plan, students need to schedule an appointment with a provider for assessment before seeking outside care. Appointments are required. Limited walk-in hours are available to first-year students for acute illness only.

Students can also manage their health information with the Patient Portal, an online service for conveniently and confidentially submitting health and immunization records and accessing information about past or upcoming visits to the Health Center.

Leadership of the Office of Integrated Health and Wellness

Dr. Robert Samuels – Executive Director of Integrated Health and Wellness

Bob Samuels holds a BA in sociology, certificates in proficiency in afro-american studies and science in human affairs from Princeton University, and an MS and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Bob Samuels joined RISD as the inaugural executive director of integrated health and wellness in May, 2020 after serving as director of the counseling center at the University of Rhode Island for 13 years. He is responsible for the successful delivery of health and wellness services to the RISD community, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Services (HS), and health promotion and education, ensuring these services align with and are supportive of RISD’s overall mission.

Samuels previously served as the interim director and associate dean of student life at Brown University, as well as the assistant director of psychological services. He was also a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, as well as an adjunct faculty member in the department of clinical psychology at the University of Rhode Island.

Organizational Chart

An Overview of the Office of Student Affairs

Student Affairs at RISD provides opportunities for all students to develop personally, socially, and intellectually. In support of the college’s academic mission, we foster the skills engaged citizens need for success and achievement. We create active learning environments that support students’ co-curricular experience. Our programming and services reflect the values of community, inclusiveness, responsibility, leadership, and well-being.

The Office of Student Affairs serves as a general advocate for all RISD students. In other words, we are the people to turn to when you have financial aid concerns, need to take a leave or withdraw from RISD, or when you are not quite sure whom to ask about your particular need.

Leadership of the Office of Student Affairs

James (Jamie) O’Hara – Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

James (Jamie) O’Hara joined RISD’s leadership team in September 2017 after serving as vice president for enrollment management at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ since 2004. At RISD he oversees enrollment strategies that enable the college to continue to attract and retain the best and most talented students from increasingly diverse backgrounds.

As Rider’s first vice president for enrollment management O’Hara built all aspects of undergraduate, graduate, and international admissions from the ground up, including oversight of financial aid and the Bursar’s Office. During his 13-year tenure, he also oversaw web and digital strategy and enrollment marketing planning. He designed and implemented innovative financial aid strategies to diversify the student community and achieve enrollment goals, and also supervised a research program focused on factors that contribute to student matriculation, success, and progress towards graduation.

Prior to his work at Rider, O’Hara served as director of enrollment management at Pace University in New York for seven years. He began his career at his alma mater, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and also served as director of the US admissions office for Franklin College Switzerland.

O’Hara assumed responsibility for the Office of Student Affairs in addition to his enrollment management responsibilities in the fall of 2019.

Dr. Barbara LoMonaco – Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Barbara LoMonaco holds a BA in philosophy and an MA and PhD in cultural anthropology from Southern Methodist University. She is also a certified addictions counselor and therapist who worked in community mental health and private practice in Chicago.

At RISD, LoMonaco oversees the Center for Student Involvement, Residence Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, Intercultural Student Engagement, Student Conduct and Compliance, Disabilities Services and Academic Support, Health Services, and International Student Services. For four years before joining RISD’s leadership team in 2019, she was the vice president for student affairs at Salve Regina University.

Student Affairs Organizational Chart

Institution & Location

INSTITUTION: AN OVERVIEW

Institutional Background/History

Rhode Island School of Design is a private, nonprofit college founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1877, making it one of the first art and design schools in the U.S. Approximately 2,500 students from around the world are engaged in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee’), where they earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in 21 majors. Each year more than 5,800 children and adults also access RISD’s specialized studio facilities through RISD Continuing Education courses.

As one of the first independent colleges of art and design in the U.S.—incorporated as both a school and museum—Rhode Island School of Design has always stood out as something of a maverick. By the time RISD began offering full bachelor’s degree programs in the 1930s, its reputation for vision and leadership in advanced studio-based education had already begun to grow.

RISD was founded and nurtured by a small group of women more than 40 years before women in America even gained the right to vote. That year Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf urged 34 members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission to invest their group’s surplus funding of $1,675—which they had raised for Rhode Island’s contribution to the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876—in founding a school of art and design (instead of building a public fountain, one of the other options on the table).

The idea behind the college was driven by the desire to support the state’s thriving textiles and jewelry industries in particular, with the first courses of study offered at RISD addressing two main areas: Freehand Drawing and Painting and Mechanical Drawing and Design.

Under Metcalf’s able leadership, the women who founded RISD embarked on a radical experiment that set a precedent for its ongoing commitment to challenging expectations.

FORWARDING THE FAMILY LEGACY

Eliza Radeke

In pouring her time, energy, vision, and funds into running the institution and ensuring its survival, Metcalf was joined by her daughter Eliza Radeke, who from 1913–31 was the first woman to serve as RISD’s president.

An avid and eclectic collector, Radeke worked closely with artists, dealers, and museum directors to develop the RISD Museum’s extensive collection and funded the construction of the gallery that connects Pendleton House to the 1926 museum building named in her honor.

Radeke was then succeeded by her niece Helen Metcalf Danforth, who was president from 1931–47 before serving as RISD’s first Board of Trustees chair from 1947–65. It was during her tenure that RISD earned the right to grant college degrees (as opposed to certificates) in 1932 and became a fully accredited college in 1949

About Providence, Rhode Island

Founded in 1636, Providence is one of the oldest cities in the United States. With its colorful mix of historic and modern architecture, the Creative Capital offers a college-town feel with a city’s thriving concert, arts, and theater scene — think big city on a welcoming scale.

Readers of Travel + Leisure have ranked Providence as “America’s Favorite City.” Other accolades include:

  • Top 10 Best New Food City by Jetsetter
  • Best City for Foodies and Night Owls by Travel + Leisure
  • 15 Cities for Creative 20-somethings by Huffington Post
  • Top 7 Cities for Pizza by Huffington Post
  • Best Small City by Architectural Digest

And with more than 30,000 college students living in the city, it is also the ultimate college town. The city is diverse and welcoming, with lots of collegiate and cultural events to participate in.

Providence is located at the head of Narragansett Bay, with the Providence River running into the bay through the center of the city.

Providence has 25 official neighborhoods, many of which are a quick walk from RISD’s Downcity Campus:

  • East Side: Home to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), as well as the unique shops and restaurants along Thayer, Hope, and Wickenden streets.
  • Jewelry District: This former industrial area has become the Knowledge District, the city’s medical-education corridor. It is where one finds Johnson and Wales University’s (JWU) Center for Physician Assistant Studies, Brown’s Alpert Medical School, and JWU’s latest academic building, the John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation.
  • Federal Hill: Italian markets, restaurants, and bakeries line historic Atwells Avenue.
  • West Side: Also known as the Armory District. Home to an eclectic group of restaurants (including alum-run spots like Nicks on Broadway, North and North Bakery), bars, coffee shops and markets.

The city is filled with art and entertainment, from live music venues to big screen multiplexes, small art house cinemas, and an IMAX.

You can walk to four of the Downcity Arts District’s performing arts centers from campus:

  • Trinity Repertory, New England’s oldest theater company
  • Providence Performing Arts Center, for touring Broadway productions, comedians and concerts
  • Veterans Memorial Auditorium, for dance, classical and standup
  • AS220, a nonprofit community arts center that includes unjuried performance spaces, galleries, digital and fabrication labs and live/work spaces for artists

Providence is home to an AHL hockey team, The Providence Bruins, as well as the Pawtucket Red Sox, the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, play just a short drive away, in Foxborough, Mass.

Providence is just 45 minutes or less from Boston, Cape Cod, and Newport, and a quick three-hour trip from New York City.

Known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island has over 400 miles of coastline with 100 beaches. The state has 20 percent of the nation’s registered landmarks, most of them in Providence and Newport, which is known as the sailing capital of the world.

This is New England, replete with four seasons. While the region does receive both snow and rain, on the plus side, summers are sunny and warm.

Mission and Values

Mission

The mission of Rhode Island School of Design, through its college and museum, is to educate its students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge, and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation.

Values

We value the material practices of artists and designers as principal modes of engagement with the wider world.

We value the necessary and crucial contribution of deep disciplinary understanding to effective interdisciplinary practice.

We value collaborative interplay across design, fine arts, and the liberal arts to cultivate deep literacies, to shape cumulative understanding, to transform thought, and to expand making practices.

We value experimental, contextual, and culturally diverse methods of creative practice and rigorous scholarship as essential ways of creating knowledge and engaging with complexity and uncertainty.

We value enlightened engagement with emerging and evolving technologies, along with critical reflection on the interests those technologies serve and the impact they have on diverse peoples, communities, and the planet.

We value a classroom, studio, and campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities.

We value the development of lifelong skills that integrate the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our entire community.

We value the careful stewardship of our human, financial, and physical resources.

We value our role as a place-based institution with a commitment to furthering progress in Providence and Rhode Island through mutually beneficial engagement with the community.

Leadership

Rosanne Somerson – President

An accomplished educator and academic leader, President Rosanne Somerson is an advocate for the arts and the relevance of RISD’s unique type of studio-based education. As the 17th president she is committed to expanding inclusion, equity and access to enhance a genuinely rich learning environment full of diverse experiences, viewpoints and talents.

Somerson has deep roots at RISD—extending back to when she was an undergraduate student here in the 1970s. In 1985 she returned to campus to teach furniture design, and in 1995 became the first leader of RISD’s new Furniture Design department, helping to establish its strong reputation in the field.

After subsequently serving in several academic leadership roles on an interim basis, Somerson emerged as the top candidate in two separate international searches, which led to her appointment as provost in 2012 and then president in 2015.

As provost Somerson led the college’s academic mission and also conceived of and co-edited The Art of Critical Making (Wiley, 2013), a book focused on RISD’s unique educational model.

As president she developed with faculty and students RISD’s first Social Equity and Inclusion Action Plan and more recently, has led the development of a new strategic plan. Next: RISD 2020–2027 recognizes the collective role of artists, designers and educators as cultural innovators and agents of change and articulates a vision for making important contributions to environmental and social justice.

In addition, Somerson is working to develop a culture of philanthropy at RISD aimed at increasing support for scholarships, financial aid and other top priorities. These efforts have led to the largest fundraising gains in RISD’s history.

Throughout her career Somerson has pursued her own furniture-making practice, creating work that is featured in exhibitions and included in private, corporate and museum collections at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Huntsville [AL] Museum of Art and the RISD Museum.

An interview with Somerson is included in the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Oral History Project and she has earned fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts along with the James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Crafts Educator Award and a 2019 Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts.

Kent Kleinman – Provost

Before assuming the role of provost at RISD in 2019, Kent Kleinman was the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University as well as professor in the Department of Architecture from 2008–18. He has taught at institutions internationally including the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin, the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, and ETH Zürich, and was also a faculty member at the University at Michigan, chair of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and dean at Parsons School of Design, The New School.

Kleinman received his professional degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. His scholarly focus is 20th-century European Modernism and his books include Villa Müller: A Work of Adolf Loos; Rudolf Arnheim: Revealing Vision; The Krefeld Villas: Mies’s Haus Lange and EstersAftertaste; and a translation of Jan Turnovsky’s Poetics of a Wall Projection. He was awarded a Mellon Foundation Senior Public Goods Fellowship in 2002 and was a visiting scholar at the Canadian Center for Architecture in 2005. He has received four Graham Foundation Grants, the national Bruner Prize, two Architect’s Journal 10 Best Books awards, a New York Council for the Arts grant and (with Eric Sutherland) a Progressive Architecture Design Award.

In 2012, Kleinman received the American Institute of Architects New York State Educator Honor Award and was recognized as a Top 25 Most Admired Educator by Design Intelligence in both 2016 and 2018. He is a co-principal investigator on a grant from the Mellon Foundation focused on integrating architecture and the humanities in the study of urbanism. He is a registered architect in California.

Academic Programs and Faculty

181 full-time (2018/19)

421 part-time (2018/19)

9:1 student/faculty ratio (fall 2019)

Curriculum

Degree Programs:

Centers

Museum

A major cultural institution in Rhode Island, the RISD Museum houses approximately 100,000 works of fine and decorative art ranging from ancient times to the present. It is the only comprehensive art museum in southeastern New England and, as such, is a vital resource both for RISD and the broader community.

With seven curatorial departments, the museum offers a rich and varied program of exhibitions, lectures, tours, workshops, and publications. It is dedicated to the interpretation of art and design from diverse cultures and to educating and inspiring artists and designers, families, scholarly researchers, and students of all ages.

Nature Lab

As a campus-wide resource and forum for exploring the exciting connections between art, design and science, the Nature Lab is a hub for research, with staff and facilities to help support the increasing number of science courses offered at RISD. Students find a natural entry point here for addressing issues of sustainable living through biodesign—emerging areas of inquiry that include biomimetics, biophilic design, and the use of natural and biological materials in architecture and building systems.

Deep observation of the disparate collections housed at the Nature Lab—from nearly nano-scale to life-sized objects—provides students the opportunity to touch and examine specimens from the natural world, discover the wonder and complexities of design in nature, and inform their studio work through the processes, materials, and organizing principles found in the living world. Selected specimens may also be borrowed for short periods of time—like checking a book out of the library.

Co-Works

Students in all disciplines make use of a wide range of advanced equipment available at Co-Works for 3D printing, 3D scanning, CNC routing, laser cutting, vacuum forming, machine embroidery and knitting, and more.

This state-of-the-art fabrication lab also hosts seminars, studio courses, and special research projects undertaken by faculty and graduate students.

Created to support and enhance cross-disciplinary learning, Co-Works is an ideal space for deep exploration of concepts and topics unencumbered by departmental boundaries.

RISD Library

Founded in 1878, the RISD library is one of the country’s oldest independent art college libraries. Its circulating collection of more than 150,000 volumes offers unusual depth and richness in the areas of art, architecture, design, and photography.

The collection provides strong historical and contemporary perspectives and specialized materials in landscape architecture, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry to support upper-level research. RISD’s specialized library is also noted for its artists’ books collection, rare books, some 400 periodical subscriptions, and collection of outstanding visual resources.

Center for Arts and Language

The Center for Arts & Language’s exceptional team of staff and tutors provides individualized guidance for all RISD students, who may seek support on anything from an academic research paper to an artist’s talk, from the mechanics of a single sentence to the design of a whole graduate thesis book. RISD takes pride in its commitment to language as a vital tool for artists and designers, and the Center for Arts & Language dedicates itself to helping students become more confident and proficient communicators.

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Located on the second floor of the Chace Center, the Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery and the Dryfoos Gallery for new media within it are at the heart of campus both literally and figuratively. The galleries offer unparalleled learning opportunities for students along with ideal space for showcasing student work and making it readily accessible to museum visitors and other members of the general public.

The Student Body

2,501 total enrollment 2019/20

2,009 undergraduate students (2019/20)

492 graduate students (2019/20)

32% students of color (2018/19)

36% international (from 69 countries, 2018/19)

Benefits Overview

Among the employment benefits RISD offers are:

  • Medical and dental insurance plans;
  • Retirement plan;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Employee assistance program;
  • Tuition remission for dependents;
  • Flexible spending account;
  • Health savings account.

For more detailed information, go to: RISD Benefit Package for Staff 

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at ked@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the RISD website at www.risd.edu

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.