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 Parish Business Manager – St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Lenoir City

Due to the pending retirement of our Parish Business Manager, we are seeking a replacement to oversee the business and financial affairs of the parish, including oversight of parish facilities, assisting the Pastor with the developing and implementing organizational priorities, and other responsibilities as needed and directed by the Pastor.  The Business Manager must be an effective communicator, with experience in a complex environment.   If interested, contact the St. Thomas Parish Office, 1580 St. Thomas Way, Lenoir City, TN  37772 (865.986.9885); or email phil@sthomaslc.com.


PK – 8 Music Teacher – St. Mary School, Oak Ridge

St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, TN, announces the opening of a music position effective January 5, 2020. The position involves teaching music to students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade once a week. It is a 40% position, consisting of 2 days per week. Candidates should possess an elementary teaching degree or a degree in music, have a passion for music, and be able to help students grow in their love for music. It is preferred that the candidate have some experience teaching, and have, or be able to obtain, a valid Tennessee teaching license.

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing why they are interested in the position and an updated resume with references to Sister Marie Blanchette at srmarieblanchette@stmarysoakridge.org or call 865-483-9700.

Business Manager – Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Knoxville

Sacred Heart Cathedral School is accepting resumes for its next Business Manager. As a member of the school’s administration, the Business Manager supports the educational ministry of Sacred Heart Cathedral School and reports directly to the Principal. The Business Manager prepares payroll for school employees, assists in developing and tracking the school’s operating budget, performs accounts payable and receivable duties for the school, coordinates purchasing and presents financial reports to the Principal and Advisory School Board as needed. In addition to performing clerical functions, the ability to provide strategic financial insight and analysis is strongly desired. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, experience with bookkeeping and accounting and finance is strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Mary Metz at mmetz@shcknox.org.

Middle School Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School – Chattanooga

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a Catholic, AdvancEd accredited school of 250 students, Preschool through 8th Grade. OLPH is currently accepting applications for a MS English/Social Studies Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year.

POSITION DETAILS: The Social Studies/Language Arts Teacher shall execute the instructional program of OLPH  by creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture that promotes a growing relationship with God and the desire to be a life-long learner. He or She should possess a passion for educating the whole child and be able to engender the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of our students.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field; Teaching experience preferred; Hold or be able to obtain a valid teacher license by the State of Tennessee.

Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to pjette@myolph.com

Part-Time Maintenance Worker – St. John Neumann Catholic Church and School, Farragut

St. John Neumann Catholic Church & School has an immediate opening for a part-time maintenance workers.  The Maintenance Worker helps to provide a safe and efficient campus.  Provides maintenance and preventive maintenance on all equipment. Buildings, grounds, structures, to ensure safety to all persons, including, staff, children, and visitors, and to extend the life and appearance of the assets on the St. John Neumann Campus.

Qualifications:  Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and valid Tennessee driver’s license.  Must be 18 years of age or older.  Extensive knowledge and experience of maintenance responsibilities, in the fields of carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, sanitation, mechanics, air conditioning, ground maintenance and custodial care.

  • Work independently without direction
  • Walk long distances around campus; bend, stoop, squat, and reach; climb ladders.
  • Move, load and unload equipment and supplies weighing 40 pound and heavier.
  • Virtus Training, Criminal Background Clearance, Valid Tennessee Driver’s License

Work Schedule:  Work will take place Monday through Friday, 6am – 10am, 10am – 2pm, or 2pm 6pm, unless adjusted by the supervisor.

To Apply, submit resumes to pgarcia@sjnknox.org.

Click here to view the complete job description.  For more information about Saint John Neumann Catholic Church and School, please visit http://sjnknox.org/.

Director of Youth Ministry – St. John Neumann Catholic Church and School, Farragut

St. John Neumann Catholic Church & School has an immediate opening for a Director of Youth Ministry. The Director of Youth Ministry is a member of the parish staff who provides primary leadership for the design and implementation of parish ministry to its youth.  This position reports to the Pastoral Associate.

To Apply, summit resumes to esanchez@sjnknox.org.

Click here to view the complete job description.  For more information about Saint John Neumann Catholic Church and School, please visit http://sjnknox.org/.

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

We have full-time openings for Care Specialists at our Emergency Shelter Services. The CCETN Emergency Shelter Services are 24/7 staffed emergency 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.