Mount Holyoke Fund Officer, Post-50th Reunion Program and Giving Societies

South Hadley, Massachusetts
Feb 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Mount Holyoke Fund officer for post-50th reunion programming and giving societies will work closely with the associate director for reunion giving and the director of The Mount Holyoke Fund to manage post-50th reunion programming including class and volunteer management with the goal of maintaining high levels of support and engagement after the 50th reunion.  This individual will also provide class and volunteer management for 35th reunion cycle classes.  Additionally, this individual will design/redesign, manage and lead efforts related to Mount Holyoke Fund giving societies, including The Laurel Chain society (consecutive giving) and the Cornerstone Program (lead annual giving) and will manage a small portfolio of lead annual gift prospects with responsibility for building strategies for direct solicitation and stewardship. 


Post-50th Reunion Programming

Volunteer Management

  • Work with the associate director of reunion giving to create transition plan for classes immediately post-50th.
  • Develop and implement a strategy and goals for recruiting, training, and supporting post-50th reunion volunteers
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers to set goals, plan initiatives, motivate, inspire, direct, assess and update them on their efforts and successes.
  • Work closely with MHF Officer for Volunteer Programming and Support to craft appropriate volunteer communications for the post-50th group including monthly volunteer updates via email mail and snail mail
  • Work closely with MHF Officer for Volunteer Programming and Support to create appropriate training opportunities and materials for post-50th volunteers including programming during annual September Volunteer Conference and annual Volunteer Packets.
  • Manage and support Post-50th Volunteer Advisory Committee including planning and leading annual on campus committee meeting, periodic conference calls, and electronic updates.




  • Work closely with associate director/marketing specialist on direct mail program for post-50th classes to develop solicitation strategy including segmentation strategies and messaging.
  • Investigate and identify best practices for stewardship after the 50th reunion at other organizations/institutions.
  • Work in partnership with staff throughout the department to identify and develop engagement/recognition opportunities that are meaningful to post-50th alumnae.
  • Work with colleagues in leadership gifts to develop annual giving solicitation strategies for post-50th reunion cycle leadership gift prospects.

35th Reunion cycle classes.

  • 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.
  • Work with colleagues in leadership gifts to develop annual giving solicitation strategies for 35th reunion cycle leadership gift prospects.

Giving Societies

  • With colleagues, develop, plan, and execute Laurel Chain Society (consecutive giving) programming and communications.
  • Investigate and identify best practices for leadership annual giving societies.
  • Work close with Director of The Mount Holyoke Fund and others to rebrand and rebuild current leadership annual giving society (Cornerstone Program).
  • Work with director of The Mount Holyoke Fund and leadership gift officers to monitor lead annual gift prospects and develop strategies for solicitation.
  • Develop and plan events related to these giving societies.
  • Develop stewardship strategies and plans for donors who are members of one or both societies.



  • Manage small portfolio of alumnae for direct solicitation efforts.Personally visit to qualify, cultivate, and/or solicit, as necessary.
  • With the associate director for reunion giving, create a strategic plan and develop annual goals and objectives for assigned fund-raising programs and initiatives.
  • Actively participate in other advancement activities as requested or required, including, but not limited to, attendance at college functions, volunteer events, and personal solicitation of donors.
  • Provide assistance and support in other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum two years development experience required.Experience in cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects a plus. Experience with volunteer management a plus.
  • 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.

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