Employment Opportunities

Diocesan CrestThe Office of Human Resources provides professional employment and benefit services to those doing the work of the Church in the Diocese of Knoxville.  The department commits to fulfill its mission of employee recruitment, selection and retention in a Christ-like manner.  We are pleased to provide a list of current job opportunities with the Diocese and as a service to our parishes. For more information, please contact Jennifer Mills, Director of Human Resources.

Current Job Openings

Part-Time Groundskeeper/Maintenance Technician, Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center, Benton, TN

The part-time Groundskeeper/Maintenance Technician helps to provide a safe and efficient campus.  Provides maintenance and preventive maintenance on all equipment, buildings, grounds, and structures, to ensure safety to all persons, including, staff and visitors, and to extend the life and appearance of the assets on the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center. Please click here for a complete job description. Send cover letter and resume to Jennifer Mills at jmills@dioknox.org.


Coordinator of Youth, Young Adult, and Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Ministry, Diocese of Knoxville

The Diocese of Knoxville is looking for a Coordinator of Youth, Young Adult and Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Ministry. The coordinator is responsible for implementing and administering the programs and events of the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Pastoral Juvenil Ministry in conjunction with the goals and objectives as determined by the Director.  This position is an exempt status, a part-time member of the Diocesan Staff for one year, and is an experienced professional. Click here for the full job description.   Submit resume and cover letter to bgarcia@dioknox.org

Assistant Bookkeeper – St. Mary Parish, Oak Ridge

St. Mary Parish is looking for a part-time Bookkeeper. This position reports directly to the Parish Bookkeeper and to the Pastor performing financial support services of the parish. Other responsibilities include accounts payable, money counts, payroll preparation, maintaining the integrity of general ledger accounts and stewardship records. A potential candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting principles and use of various computer software programs. A high-school degree is required with two years or more of bookkeeping experience. Being a person of faith involved in a local Catholic parish is preferred. This is a part-time position with up to 19 hours of work. Interested candidates, please email your letter of interest and resume to: bookkeeper@stmarysoakridge.org. Deadline is Sunday, Sept. 27. Contact John Proteau for more information at (865) 482-2875

Care Specialist – Emergency Shelter Services, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee – Knoxville, TN

We have full-time and part-time openings for Care Specialists at our Emergency Shelter Services. The CCETN Emergency Shelter Services are 24/7 staffed emergency shelters. The Emergency Shelter Services are 24/7 staffed shelters for children and seniors. Employees are cross-trained at both shelters. Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, opportunities for development, and a real opportunity to make a difference. A comprehensive benefit package is offered. Proof of high school degree or equivalent is required. 1-3 years’ experience within a social agency is preferred. Click Here for the full description. To apply submit resume to HR@ccetn.org. Please indicate “Care Specialist” in the subject line.

Outside Diocese of Knoxville Jobs

Diocese of Nashville – Safe Environment Coordinator
The Diocese of Nashville Mission Support Office (MSO) seeks qualified candidates for the position
of Safe Environment Coordinator. This is a regular full-time position providing coordination of
all activities supporting the Diocesan Safe Environment Program. This position oversees local safe
environment programs and the proper implementation of diocesan safe environment policies and
procedures. The MSO is in the Catholic Pastoral Center in the Donelson neighborhood of Nashville.
This position is generally on duty Monday through Friday during the regular daytime business hours
of the Catholic Pastoral Center. This position will require travel throughout Middle Tennessee.

• Implementation and coordination of the various policies, programs, and procedures
mandated within the Nashville diocese regarding the creation and maintenance of a safe
environment, including the evaluation and background checks of all employees and of all volunteers
who have regular contact with minors.
• Develops and ensures the implementation of new educational materials related to maintaining s
Safe Environment, with an additional emphasis on Catholic schools, multicultural diversity with
individuals of various ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities.
• Assures conformity of diocesan policy and code of conduct to the Charter and Norms of the
United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).
• Initial point of contact for reports of new abuse cases. Responsible for getting the
appropriate personnel involved per Charter and Norms of the USCCB.
• Assures appropriate and timely response to allegations which includes the canonical and civil
process and victims’ outreach services.
• Maintenance of reference materials and available training programs in order to provide for
and maintain a local safe environment within all subsidiary ministries and organizations.
• Coordinates with the Parish Safe Environment Coordinator regarding the implementation of the
diocesan programs and policies as they relate to creating and maintaining a safe environment for
children, young people and vulnerable adults
• Implementation and audit of the mandatory reporting requirements both under Tennessee State
Law and pursuant to diocesan policies.
• Serves as Secretary of the Diocesan Safe Environment Committee (DSEC) charged with oversight
and coordination of the duties and responsibilities of DSEC. Cooperates in the maintenance of
timely and correct data entry, file management, and correspondence.
• Point of contact and coordination with the audit team from USCCB.

• Bachelor’s degree
• 5 years (minimum) experience with youth protection preferred.
• Some theological/canonical knowledge/experience preferred.
• Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong writing, organizing, and critical thinking skills
• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
• Demonstrated computer and word processing competence, specifically with MS Office. Basic
internet skills are also required.

Problem solving, strategic agility, informing, organizing, planning, priority setting, presentation
skills, verbal and written communications, ethics and values, integrity and trust, customer focus,
and confidentiality
For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to: Employment@dioceseofnashville.com