Director/Chief Engagement Officer for Alumni and Parent Relations

Batesville, Arkansas
Commensurate with experience.
Jan 31, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lyon College seeks a Director of Alumni and Parent Relations to provide oversight and strategic direction for the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director is critical to a proactive program of engagement for Lyon’s alumni and parents.

The Director will lead initiatives for alumni and parent involvement with the College and its mission, and is charged with assessing the state of alumni and parent relations and instituting a range of programs in collaboration with the Alumni Council and Advancement colleagues. Identifying best practices for alumni and parent programs at comparable institutions and engaging volunteers in similar programs relevant to Lyon is a key aspect of the position.

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree with a master’s preferred, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals. The ability to manage time and multiple tasks and strong customer-service skills are also essential to the position.

Lyon College is a private, selective liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with approximately 9,200 alumni located throughout the world. 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 28 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 25. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Mr. Donald R. Taylor, Director of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501 or electronically to with “Alumni Director” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Lyon College go to

Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer.

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