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Nashville CARES

Grants and Contract Specialist

Nashville CARES


Job Summary

Nashville CARES is a leading non-profit agency in Middle Tennessee seeking an Grants and Contract Specialist who is looking to make an impact in the community.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall financial, grant compliance and project management support for programs funded through various foundation, federal, state and local sources, including collaboration with case management on spending and budget revisions
  • Assist in preparing budgets for new grants, renewals and revisions
  • Manage accounting processes and grant compliance
  • Compile data to analyze appropriate spending patterns for all grant funding
  • Prepare monthly grant invoices
  • Perform recurring month-end closing entries and transaction research
  • Assist in quarterly and interim financial reports
  • Create and maintain filing system for all foundation, local, state and federal grants
  • Utilize judgement and interpretation of general guidelines when making decisions, inform management of actions and suggests future changes to increase efficiencies
  • Process Financial Assistance checks (FRCs) and IAP checks
  • Serve as backup for Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years’ professional experience or combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained
  • Minimum two years of administrative/budgeting experience
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required
  • Professional proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Team oriented with the ability to work effectively with internal and external customers
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively to meet deadlines while using independent judgment
  • Good with numbers and figures, analytical acumen and attention to detail
  • Automobile liability insurance and satisfactory DMV record


 Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Experience with MIP software

Additional Information


Competitive Benefits Include: 

  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for individuals with enhanced, buy-up plans available with employee contribution 
  • 27 Paid Time Off Days during 1st year of employment with increases annually based on length of service up to 37 days at 10 years of service
  • 12 Paid Holidays Annually
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance  
  • 403b plan
  • More . . . 

How to Apply


  • Date Posted: January 13, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk