Radcliffe previously worked more than three years as vice president for Institutional Advancement at Occidental College, where she built a diverse and productive advancement team. She improved essential systems in fundraising and alumni and parent programs, and she nearly doubled annual giving commitments. In 2012, she achieved the highest fundraising year in the history of the college.
Radcliffe worked at Bucknell University from 1997 through 2012, first as an associate campaign director and later as the director of campaign administration.
Radcliffe earned her BA in English literature from Penn State and an MA in higher education from Bucknell.