Nashville, TN

Chief Financial Officer, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Organization
Created by a group of civic leaders in 1991, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) was founded on the belief that a foundation for the community could play a vital role in identifying and supporting critical needs. The Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and three counties in Southern Kentucky.

Over the years, thousands of individuals, families, and companies have partnered with us to find ways to contribute and achieve their personal philanthropic goals. Today, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees nearly 1,500 funds serving the broadest range of needs and has received more than $1.4 billion in cumulative contributions.

The generosity of their donors and contributors, who trust in their philanthropic leadership to invest funds wisely for the benefit of our region, has made possible The Community Foundation’s grantmaking of more than $1.1 billion to community programs and institutions over our 31-year history.

Position Overview
We seek a proven finance executive with a minimum of ten years of senior-level, increasingly responsible experience in finance, investment and administrative management, with a strong preference for a candidate with community foundation experience. The person must exhibit the ability to manage complex financial and investment strategies in an organization of similar scope and scale as CMFT. This individual is a proactive financial leader who understands how to utilize the appropriate management and organizational techniques for the greatest benefit of CMFT. We seek a person whose core values are compatible with the culture and goals of the Foundation.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of diversified investment vehicles, and a demonstrated, extensive knowledge of financial strategy, trends, accounting processes and systems. Deep understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for nonprofit organizations and basic understanding of tax and other state and federal laws pertinent to nonprofit organizations is required.

The ideal candidate will be a leader with progressive experience and demonstrated effectiveness in leading a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) framework within an organization. Candidates must demonstrate a history of building and supporting a diverse team and have experience sharing power while collaborating with a diversity of internal and external constituencies to achieve results.
An MBA, CPA or equivalent academic training and certification is required, preferably with emphasis on finance, accounting, real estate and/or investment management.

The salary range for this position annually is between $200,000 – $225,000 and will be commensurable with experience. CFMT offers a comprehensive benefits package.

CMFT is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of CMFT and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspective. CMFT is committed to equal employment opportunity and to compliance with federal and state antidiscrimination laws. The organization prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees or applicants for employment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, national origin, political ideology or military status or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and a cover letter to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, please visit

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