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Executive Director South Hadley, MA

The Executive Director of the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College will be a broadly skilled, sophisticated leader holding budgetary, managerial and administrative responsibility for the operations of the Association. The successful candidate will be a strategic advisor and thought partner to the Association’s Board of Directors, volunteer leaders, President of the College, the President’s senior administrative team and the wider campus community, while focusing on the detail-oriented work of operations and administration.

This is an exciting period of innovation at Mount Holyoke College, demanding a creative leader capable of leading change and excellence in alum relations and services in a collegial and collaborative environment. In alignment with the strategic plans of the Alumnae Association and the College, the Executive Director provides overall strategic leadership and direction for the Association, designing and administering dynamic and innovative programs to connect Mount Holyoke’s 38,000 alums with each other and with the College. As an experienced manager of staff, volunteer leaders and board committees, the Executive Director recognizes and responds to evolving alum interests and preferences consistent with a diverse, inclusive and global community. The Executive Director works collaboratively with key College leaders to ensure that alum voices are included in College decisions and policies, and acts as an ambassador and advocate for Mount Holyoke College alums in a variety of forums consistent with the Association’s bylaws and mission.

Jack Gorman is leading this search with Grace Zakim, Molly Gallagher and Lisa Clayton.


Mount Holyoke College complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 413-538-2503.

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.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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