CFGC is Hiring a Community Investment Manager

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edited February 28 in Jobs & Services

About the Foundation

For almost 60 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga has strengthened the community by transforming generosity into lasting change. It exists to connect donors’ passions and their values with purpose, so that they can have a meaningful impact on the community. The mission of the Community Foundation is to transform generosity into lasting change toward a more just and prosperous Chattanooga where all residents can reach their full potential. The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga is a trusted community partner, serving at the intersection between ideas and action, needs and resources, donors, and non-profits. The Community Foundation currently has assets under management of more than $237M. The Foundation distributes over $15M a year in grants annually.

Position Summary

The Community Investment Manager will support the delivery and execution of various strategic initiatives, as well as, implement the Community Foundation’s unrestricted competitive grantmaking programs as authorized by the Board of Directors and directed by the Vice President of Community Investment and Foundation President. The incumbent serves as liaison between non-profit organizations, the community, Community Impact Committee and the Foundation Board to present information as it pertains to grantmaking and meeting community needs.

Key Responsibilities 

•   Responsible for implementing the annual open grant cycle process for the Foundation in partnership with the Foundation’s communications team to market and promote the process to the local non-profit community; including but not limited to: reviewing and evaluating grant requests, conducting site visits, and communicating with and providing technical assistance to grant applicants. 

•  Support the evaluation and due diligence of other grant opportunities as requested. 

•  Maintain office and computer files pertaining to the Fund for Chattanooga and the Open Grants process.

•  Schedule and coordinate Community Impact Committee grant recommendation meetings by preparing agendas, summaries, and recommendations, and developing follow-up materials.

•  Provide facilitation and insight for the Community Advisory Council to gather feedback and input from the community regarding the Foundation’s community investment strategies.

•  Collaborate with the Philanthropy Department to provide information on potential projects that may be of interest to donors of restricted funds.

•  Provide oversight for the Fiscal Sponsorship onboarding and relationship management processes.

•  Monitor community needs, consult with community organizations, and provide research support in identifying pressing community issues to Community Foundation staff.

•  Support the Strategic Initiatives of the Foundation with analysis, research and other needs as determined to execute on various projects.

•  Act as the public liaison between the Foundation and the non-profit community by attending community events and meetings and building relationships with community and non-profit leaders.

•  Meet on a proactive basis with potential applicant organizations to assess funding opportunities and provide insight on the Foundation’s funding priorities.

Key Experiences & Competencies

  • 2 - 5 years of previous grantmaking experience preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred


Department      Community Impact

Remote          Hybrid

Location         Chattanooga, TN

Job Type        Full Time

Salary and Benefits

$60,700 - 71,400


Excellent benefits including paid medical, dental and life insurance; 403b and generous leave time.

Please submit resume with cover letter outlining how your experience and skills match the qualifications of the role.

No phone calls or emails, please.

Accepting applicants through March 22nd at 5:00pm EST. 

Apply through our careers site :


The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC) is committed to the perspective of all voices and encourages diversity of applicants and within our organization. CFGC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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