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Mending Hearts

Grants & Development Manager

Mending Hearts


Job Summary

Mending Hearts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps women restore their lives from addiction through a long-term treatment program that offers hope and healing in a supportive community environment – regardless of their ability to pay.

As the largest nonprofit in Tennessee offering the full continuum of care (detox through independent living), we provide a holistic approach to addiction recovery through compassionate phases of care in a family environment. We identify the triggers and stressors of addiction while establishing the support needed for recovery. Our unique program develops independence and offers opportunities to reintegrate into society with confidence.

Our dynamic team of clinical, medical, nonprofit, and development professionals continues to expand as we identify more opportunities to help women seeking freedom from addiction. Our growing team welcomes members to a supportive professional environment.


The Development and Grants Manager will serve as a complimentary staff member to the Sr. Director of Development by providing additional funding outreach, grant management and writing, and other development support responsibilities. Under departmental direction, the Manager is responsible for contributing to the agency’s fundraising goals, achieving grant funding goals, and engaging partners in community collaboration efforts. This position serves as the technical authority on grants administration for internal mattersz.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to)


  • Contribute to the Sr. Director’s development of an annual development strategy by providing inputs, especially in the area of grants and existing partnership funding
  • Sources foundation and government grant opportunities in line with giving interest areas to match the mission and vision of Mending Hearts
  • Preparation of timely grant applications and subsequent funding contracts
  • Works with grant partners and involved staff to develop grants, budgets, and fulfillment of reporting requirements
  • Monitors all grants and maintains all pertinent records, files and documents and assures completeness and accuracy consistent with external and internal requirements
  • Speaks authoritatively on grants administration matters as a representative of the agency
  • Serves as the primary liaison to foundations and government agencies, developing and implementing strategies for maintaining relationships
  • Stays informed of local, state, and federal news as it pertains to funding and news
  • Performs necessary research and submission of new grants to expand and diversity grant portfolio

Property-Related Grants

  • Seeks grant funding for existing and future projects
  • Maintains records of funding and grant restrictions related to property and construction
  • Manage RFP processes for new construction and development projects
  • Other activity as designated by the CEO/President and Executive Director

Community Engagement

  • support of corporate engagement through the structured volunteer program, sponsorships, and event participation.
  • manage organizational overview and narratives on givingmatters.com, 2-1-1, and other charity watchdog sites

Development Support

  • supporting Major Donor campaigns through research to identify potential donors and supporting ongoing stewardship
  • collaborate in activities to achieve year-end campaign goals including support in distribution of collateral materials
  • as requested by Sr. Director, ensure the recognition of donors, donor database management, and calendar of activities for all aspects of development, and grants
  • in cooperation with Development team members, implement fundraising events



  • (Required) Minimum 2 years proven experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • (Required) Minimum 2 years proven experience in corporation/foundation and government grant writing and management
  • (Required) Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • High degree of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Grants.gov, SAM.gov, and related platform experience is a plus
  • Effective, professional written and oral communication skills
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, donor databases (Bloomerang experience is a plus), and social media platforms

Mending Hearts is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. No question, inquiry, or application will be used to limit or exclude any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Equal access to employment, services, and programs are available to all persons.

Additional Information


  • Simple IRA
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

How to Apply

Send resume to mmayo@mendingheartsinc.org.  No phone calls please.


  • Date Posted: May 4, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 06/19/2023
  • Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:30a-4:30p