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CMA Foundation

Community Impact Manager

CMA Foundation


Job Summary

The CMA Foundation (CMAF) is searching for an individual with a passion for and experience in nonprofit grant administration to manage day-to-day grantmaking for the CMAF. The ideal candidate demonstrates superior organizational skills, communicates efficiently and effectively, and keeps the organization fiscally sound. In addition, this individual possesses an ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously by utilizing strong project plans, tracking systems, and a steady focus on execution and quality.

This position is based in Nashville, TN and requires a minimum of 3 days of in-person work per week.

CMA believes in and expects all staff to act in alignment with its core values of collaboration: exhibiting a team-oriented focus, practicing active listening, demonstrating empathy; being solution-minded: proactively identifying problems and potential solutions; and commitment: exhibiting tenacity, engagement, and passion.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Community Impact Manager works closely with the Executive Director and Community Impact Director to manage the CMA Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio and process. The Community Impact Manager maintains strong relationships through ongoing communications with grantees which includes the collection and analysis of performance data, compliance, and impact.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage CMAF’s grants portfolio and collaborate with grant partners to ensure timely completion of all grant deliverables
  • Supervise budgets to ensure appropriate and on-schedule grant spending and facilitation of internal and external reports
  • Serve as internal project lead on grant related special projects including but not limited to existing partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education
  • Develop, execute, and maintain accurate grant award records through system reports, program status updates, and deliverable outcomes tracking
  • Establish grant related goals, and track and evaluate progress; analyze and use grantee data as the basis for continuous improvement
  • Provide various reports and written documentation as requested by supervisor and in collaboration with assigned teams
  • Lead and initiate grant administration meeting(s) to ensure all parties are advised and will support compliance
  • Build trusted, collaborative relationships with peers at grantee organizations
  • Work collaboratively and creatively to develop relationships with a variety of non-profit community organizations with a mission aligned with the CMA Foundation priorities
  • Coordinate work with key internal stakeholders within and across staff functions including but not limited to CMA Foundation Board, Finance, Business Affairs, Marketing and Communications
  • Perform due diligence and ongoing grant management of service grants and CMA charity partners as needed
  • Assist Executive Director and Community Impact Director with budget forecasting as requested to ensure that required reports for CMAF are properly prepared and submitted
  • Provide administrative support, as needed, including coordination of logistics for partner calls, meetings, site visits, and convenings with appropriate individuals from grantee organizations as well as the CMAF Board of Directors
  • Provide support, as needed, for CMA and CMAF various meetings, events, and programs. This may include event logistics, volunteer recruitment and training, in-kind solicitations.


  • BS or BA in nonprofit management or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with grant administration for a 501c3 nonprofit

CMA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic trait, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY:  CMA is committed to creating lasting change by nurturing an inclusive and equitable culture. By fostering these practices in all areas of our business, we will ensure the future of our industry. We celebrate the dedication of our staff, our membership and the industry in moving Country Music forward and are committed to offering education and resources to help ensure an equitable pipeline of opportunity that continues for years to come.

Additional Information


CMA provides a competitive total compensation package which includes employer paid medical/dental/vision benefits, employer paid disability and life insurance, employer 401(k) contribution, paid parental leave, paid short term medical leave, tuition reimbursement, cell phone reimbursement, and wellness reimbursement.

How to Apply

Apply online at:  https://countrymusic.formstack.com/forms/cma_resume_submission_community_impact_manager 


  • Date Posted: January 13, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 03/01/2023
  • Salary Range: $50,000-63,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hours/week; typically 8:30 am - 5:30 pm