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Interested in joining Rice Architecture? Below are current openings for faculty and staff. Please check our website regularly for positions that might interest you.

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We are currently conducting a search for an Associate Director of Development at the Rice Design Alliance. Please direct all inquiries to Lauren Kleinschmidt, the Rice Architecture school administrator:


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Associate Director of Development, Rice Design Alliance

Rice Design Alliance (RDA) was established within the Rice School of Architecture in 1972 to develop the school's outreach and public programs. Its mission is to facilitate an understanding of how design influences the built and natural environment through multidisciplinary public programs and projects that empower academics, architects, engineers, design professionals, and the broader Houston community in an effort to transform our city into a better place to live and a global model for the twenty-first century. 

This position reports to the executive director of RDA and works closely under the guidance and direction of the director of development for Rice Architecture. This role assumes responsibility for all of Rice Design Alliance's fundraising efforts, which encompass individual giving, annual membership, corporate engagement, grant-writing, special events, and board relations. The overall RDA staff works closely as a team on all aspects of RDA's mission. 


3 years of professional experience in non-profit organization or academic setting
A record of success in expanding donor participation in giving efforts
A high-level skill set in the following areas: planning events, working with funding software (specifically Blackbaud CRM), strategic thinking, discretion and excellent judgement, problem solving, verbal and written communication, organization and time management, working under pressure, team-centered tasks

More information about Rice Design Alliance can be found at Applications should be submitted here

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