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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Chief Executive Officer

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

The Community Foundation Begins CEO Search
An experienced philanthropist. A socially conscious visionary. A proven leader.

Applications are now being accepted for the Chief Executive Officer position at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Established in 1991, The Community Foundation is based in Nashville and serves 40 counties in Middle Tennessee and three counties in Southern Kentucky. The Foundation is home to nearly 1,500 charitable funds and more than $550 million in assets.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors has appointed a Search Committee to conduct and oversee the vetting and selection process for this position. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled. We recommend applying early because the opportunity to do so will be closed once a candidate is selected.

Job Responsibilities

Full Job Candidate Profile here:


  • experience leading a complex, multifaceted organization with transparency and accountability in the corporate, educational, philanthropic, governmental or nonprofit sector
  • minimum 10 years of senior management, executive and strategic leadership roles in the business world, a grantmaking foundation, or other high-performing nonprofit
  • demonstrated ability to attract, develop and retain an exceptional executive-level team consisting of excellent leaders and manager
  • significant or comparable financial management responsibilities and scale and complexity of financial operations
  • technical knowledge of philanthropy, including a strong record of financial management and understanding of the operational aspects of philanthropy
  • exceptional written and conversational communications skills, with a highly evolved capacity for synthesizing information
  • wide-ranging people management experience in the private, public, independent or foundation sector with a relevant understanding of how current workforce and cultural conditions are evolving and challenging conventions
  • experience working in a highly visible environment and serving as spokesperson
  • appetite for fundraising, with skill or the ability to quickly come up to speed and acquire knowledge of philanthropic tools
  • advanced degrees in management, law, finance and the social sciences are particularly relevant, but not required

Additional Information


Company Paid Insurance-Health, Disability, Eye and Dental

How to Apply

Application available here:


  • Date Posted: September 16, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Philanthropy / CSR