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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Grants Associate, Philanthropic Services

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

About our organization: We manage charitable funds, provide grant opportunities to local organizations, and work collaboratively with community leaders to collectively address our most pressing challenges and our greatest opportunities.

Our mission statement: “To build a more thriving and inclusive community – today and for generations to come – by transforming thoughtful generosity into positive change.”

The Grants Associate position primarily enters and processes Donor-Advised grants, works with these fund holders, and conducts required due diligence as needed. In addition, this position performs a variety of advanced administrative and clerical functions to support the team as a whole. A vital member of the Philanthropic Services team, the Grants Associate is a key component in promoting efficient and effective relationships with donors and grantee partners, helping ensure we uphold our promise to show up for each other and the community.

This is a full-time, salaried position with all work performed onsite.

Job Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Donor-advised grant support, including review, entry, and processing
  • Donor and nonprofit relationship cultivation
  • Preparation and mailing of payments and correspondence
  • Research and project-based assignments
  • General administrative support, as needed
  • Provide occasional support for front desk staff, if unplanned needs arise
  • Promote the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s mission and strategies


Minimum Requirements and Skills:

  • At least 3 years of experience in administrative support roles
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office or Microsoft 365
  • Ability to quickly grasp and utilize new software applications and data systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with donors, nonprofits, colleagues, and leadership
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and manage priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an open office environment
  • Comfortable in a work setting that is open to the community and hosts frequent gatherings

Additional Information


Additional Information:

Hours: Typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am–4:30, in the office. There is flexibility as far as assigned work hours, upon supervisor approval.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Short-term disability and life insurance
  • Paid holidays and accrued PTO
  • 403(b) retirement plan

How to Apply

To apply, visit the posting found here: https://www.cfmt.org/about/available-positions-at-cfmt/grants-associate/


  • Date Posted: May 30, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 06/30/2024
  • Salary Range: $48,000 - $52,000
  • Working Hours: M-F 8:30 - 4:30 onsite