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

Bilingual Coordinator of Youth, Young Adult and Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Ministry – Chancery Office, Knoxville, TN

The Diocese of Knoxville has an opening for a Bilingual Coordinator of Youth, Young Adult and Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Minsitry. The Coordinator of the Diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Pastoral Juvenil 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.  For a complete job description, please click here.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to bgarcia@dioknox.org


Coordinator of Youth, Young Adult and Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Ministry – Chancery Office, Knoxville, TN

The Coordinator of the Diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Pastoral Juvenil is employed by the Diocese of Knoxville with approval of the Bishop of Knoxville.  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. For a complete job description, please click here.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to bgarcia@dioknox.org


Tuition Evaluator – Knoxville Schools Fund

The Knoxville Schools Fund is seeking a Tuition Evaluator who is responsible for reviewing and processing of tuition support applications for families from the Knoxville Catholic Schools requesting tuition support.  This position reports to the Lead Tuition Evaluator and has no supervisory responsibilities.  For more information about how to apply for this position please go to https://www.catholicjobs.com/job/7112142068


Diocesan Director of Stewardship and Executive Director of Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee – Chancery Office, Knoxville, TN

The Diocese of Knoxville has an immediate opening for the Director of Stewardship and Executive Director of Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee.  The purpose of this position is to promote stewardship as a way of life, advancing charitable giving to the Diocese and its parishes, schools, and ministries, through the Annual Bishop’s Appeal, Diocesan foundations, parish offertory, planned giving, major gifts and capital fundraising efforts.

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in fund development, communication, business or a related field; demonstrated ability to produce and deliver annual fund, planned giving and stewardship strategies and results, demonstrated success with major gift solicitations, demonstrated ability to articulate the philosophy and objectives of the Catholic Church including the theology of stewardship; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated supervisory and managerial skills.  A comprehensive benefits package is offered.  Click Here for the full description.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Mills at jmills@dioknox.org.


Kindergarten Teacher, St. Jude School, Chattanooga Diocesan

St. Jude Catholic School is looking for a full-time Kindergarten teacher.  You must have a current Tennessee teaching license. Please send resume to Mrs. Jamie Goodhard at goodhardj@mysjs.com


Middle School Language Arts Teacher – St. Jude School, Chattanooga

St. Jude Catholic School is looking for a full-time Middle School Language Arts teacher.  You must have a current Tennessee teaching license. Please send resume to Mrs. Jamie Goodhard at goodhardj@mysjs.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.


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.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDE
• 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.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALITIES:
• 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.

KEY COMPETENCIES:
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