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Associate Director Of The Mount Holyoke Fund (#512)

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Staff in Advancement
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The associate director is responsible for design, execution, and oversight of a robust volunteer and class management program with specific focus on classes in the 5th to 45th reunion cycles.  The associate director is also responsible for building and managing a new Parents Fund Program.  The associate director will manage two direct reports including the Mount Holyoke Fund officer for volunteer programming and support and the Mount Holyoke Fund coordinator who supports all volunteer efforts.  The associate director will also be tasked with evaluating and strengthening the 25th reunion milestone reunion at Mount Holyoke. 

Areas of Responsibility:

Volunteer Program:      

  • Manage and work closely with MHF officer for volunteer programming and support.
  • Oversee volunteer program in 5th to 45th reunion cycle classes.
  • Oversee all volunteer communications produced by MHF officer for volunteer programming and support.
  • Oversee planning for annual, on-campus Volunteer Conference and regional volunteer events
  • Develop new and creative ways to recruit, communicate with, manage, and train volunteers.

25th and 30th Reunion Cycle Classes:

  • Investigate and identify best practices for 25th reunion programs at other institutions/organizations.
  • With the director and associate director/marketing specialist, develop and implement a strategy and goals for engaging 25th and 30th reunion cycle alumnae in new and creative ways with the goal of increasing engagement, participation, and giving. 
  • Develop and implement a strategy and goals for recruiting, training, and supporting 25th and 30th reunion cycle volunteers.
  • Work with head class agents in each class to establish annual fundraising goals (dollars and participation) and strategies.
  • Train, support, and communicate regularly with head class agents and class agents in each class. 

Affinity Groups:

  • Investigate and identify best practices for affinity programs, specifically parents and athletics supporters, with a focus on direct mail and stewardship.
  • Develop plan and strategy to recruit, train, and support parents and athletics volunteers.

Front-line Fundraising:

  • Manage a portfolio for direct solicitation efforts.  Personally visit to qualify, cultivate, and/or solicit, as necessary. 
  • Work with colleagues in leadership gifts to develop annual giving solicitation strategies for 25th and 30th reunion cycle alumnae leadership gift prospects.


  • Work closely with the director to meet yearly Mount Holyoke Fund goals, and to create a strategic plan and develop annual goals and objectives for assigned programs.
  • Manage and support Mount Holyoke Fund Coordinator
  • Actively participate in other advancement activities as requested or required, including, but not limited to, attendance at college functions, the annual September Volunteer Conference and other volunteer events, Young Alumnae events, Reunion weekends, and personal solicitation of donors.
  • Provide assistance and support in other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • An appreciation for a private, liberal arts college setting.
  • Strong interpersonal leadership and communication skills (verbal and writing).
  • Strong organizational and planning skills for balancing multiple projects and tasks.
  • Strong analytical and technical aptitude with an attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of computers and computer software programs.
  • Desire to be part of a strong team.
  • Willingness to travel and occasionally work nights and weekends.
  • Minimum five years development experience including experience with volunteer management.  Experience in cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects a plus. Management experience a plus.  Related or transferable experience will be considered.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.