The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis currently seeks a Receptionist. 


The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has been working to strengthen our community through philanthropy since 1969. The Community Foundation is a place where generous people from diverse backgrounds come together to make our community a better place. Collectively, they have created the largest grantmaker - public or private - in the Memphis area. We fulfill our mission by:

  • Developing and managing charitable funds and endowments, offering the highest level of service to donors;
  • Actively addressing the needs of the community; and
  • Encouraging philanthropy and the growth of charitable resources among individuals, families, businesses, and community institutions.

The Community Foundation has many audiences – donors, professional advisors, nonprofits, students seeking scholarships, and the public in general. 

Job Summary
The receptionist will provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities, event support, and other related tasks.


  • Greets and directs visitors within the organization;
  • Answers telephones and directs the caller to the appropriate staff member;
  • Coordinates reservations of various meeting rooms, ensures rooms are properly stocked with supplies, and equipment is in working order;
  • Receives, sorts, and forwards incoming mail and other communications;
  • Coordinates the ordering, receiving, stocking, and distribution of office supplies, kitchen supplies, paper products, etc.;
  • Takes minutes at quarterly board meetings and maintain all records related to Board of Governors;
  • Maintain and successfully manage files and records related to our clients;
  • Assists executive staff in preparing and delivering quarterly mailings to Board of Governors;
  • Manages the responses for various events, and prepares any appropriate documents for those events;
  • Coordinates services of various outside vendors for both internal operations and outside events;
  • Assists with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing, collating, and mailing;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate Degree and at least three years of related experience;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficient computer skills – in particular, knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management – and a willingness to learn and ability to master new software programs easily;
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks efficiently and effectively.

 A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • High degree of initiative and responsibility necessary to manage a variety of projects simultaneously;
  • High level of organizational skills, self-motivation, and flexibility in changing circumstances;
  • Integrity, judgment, and discretion in working with confidential information;
  • Ability to take a proactive role in team efforts, promotes cooperation and collaboration between team members, and encourages open communication in multi-disciplinary teams.


This position requires the candidate to work between 6-10 evenings a year at various foundation events. The candidate must have access to reliable transportation, as s/he will be required to help with event preparation and pickups.


Competitive salary, with benefits

Reports to: Executive Vice President & COO

Please send a cover letter and resume to info [at] cfgm [dot] org ONLY. No phone calls, please. Resumes will be accepted until October 19, 2018.

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is an equal opportunity employer.

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