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Talent Acquisition

RISD Careers Team

RISD’s guidelines for recruitment help with navigating the talent acquisition process and summarize key points for conducting a successful search and hire. All procedures are to be applied consistently for all staff (non-faculty) positions. The talent acquisition process for all full- and part-time staff positions should reflect a balanced commitment to diversity and inclusion, sound recruitment management practices and RISD’s mission and strategic goals.

At RISD we recognize diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. Research shows that a diverse college environment is linked to the development of critical thinking skills. We aim to foster a community in which members from all backgrounds can thrive. This commitment extends to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment.

These recruitment guidelines offer general assistance. They are not designed to address all possible scenarios related to recruitment, interviewing, selection and hiring. Please contact your Human Resources Partner and/or a Talent Acquisition Partner for any guidance and support you need during this important process.

Throughout talent acquisition, Human Resources strives to serve as a value-added partner that helps enable transformational, proactive and nimble recruitment efforts. Our goal is to act strategically in acquiring talent and provide a more efficient experience through a centralized recruitment model. We aim to be a true partner to our hiring managers and deliver value added service. This lets us relieve managers of the challenges of carrying out the search and, instead, enables them to leverage their networks and specialized knowledge to enhance sourcing efforts and interview screened and qualified candidates.

Our streamlined processes and resources allow for quicker turnaround time and greater consistency while ensuring strategic sourcing and diverse pools for all searches.

For more information please view RISD’s Talent Acquisition Guidelines for Recruitment. You will need your RISD credentials (email address and password) for access.