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Grants Director

Company: Lyon College
Date Posted: August 8, 2017

Lyon College seeks a Grants Director. The Grants Director identifies and pursues funding opportunities that align with institutional priorities. The Grants Director researches and authors proposals to secure publicly and privately funded grants for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects. In addition, she or he submits timely, accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. The Grants Director report to the Executive Director of Advancement. 

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of proven experience in grant writing. Experience with non-profit fundraising is preferred. Candidates must communicate well in writing and speech, collaborate well with others, maintain confidentiality, and manage multiple projects and deadlines well. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team Some nights and weekends as well as some travel required.


Lyon College is a private, selective liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Mr. Donald Taylor, Director of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501-3629 or electronically to with “Grants Director” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer.