Manager of Grants and Foundations

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Manager of Grants and Foundations


Tusculum University is seeking a professional-level grants and foundations manager. Must have three years of grant or contract writing experience with a preferred knowledge of non-profit fundraising or fundraising experience in higher education. Bachelor’s degree required.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed and must be received by October 15th. Materials received after this date and time will not be accepted.


Assisting with various aspects of fundraising, events, and campaigns within the Office of Institutional Advancement. Responsible for assisting deans, faculty, and others with the writing, editing, organizing and reviewing grant and contract proposals with grantors to maximize philanthropic giving in support of institutional priorities. The successful candidate must be highly organized and will utilize superior communication skills and creativity in executing campus-wide strategies for seeking grant funding from companies and foundations in support of the mission of Tusculum University. Must be a self-motivated leader with an impeccable work ethic who is able to effectively translate the priorities of campus stakeholders into timely and successful grant proposals. The candidate must be willing to work in a team environment in the Office of Institutional Advancement, supporting and assisting with the efforts of the department. Reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.


Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, CV, resume with names and contact information of 3-5 references, and Tusculum University application (can be located in the Employment section of the web page) electronically to

Attn: Grants and Foundations Manager


Working at Tusculum University

At Tennessee’s first college, join students from across the country and across the world who’ve come together  to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Our unique Civic Arts focus takes the liberal arts a step further in a nationally recognized approach to educating individuals of integrity and ideals.

wide range of majors – from museum studies to nursing – are combined with service learning and travel opportunities, an Honors Program and a Bonner Leaders Program.

Plus Tusculum offers scores of student-run clubs and projects to prepare you for anything!

If you’re seeking a smaller college away from urban stress and suburban sameness, Tusculum is the right size and in the right place. A small college like ours encourages you to be who you are and to try new things, knowing you’ll never be lost in the crowd. 

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