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

Assistant Principal, Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Knoxville, TN

Sacred Heart Cathedral School seeks its next Assistant Principal for the 2021-22 academic year. Reporting to the Principal, this position oversees faculty and student affairs, curriculum and pedagogy, and assists the Principal in the general administration of the school. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator with a collaborative spirit, attention to detail, excellent communication skills and a thoughtful demeanor. The Assistant Principal believes strongly in a Catholic philosophy of education and provides an environment which prepares students to flourish.  For a complete job description, please click here.

All interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation (professional only) to Mary Metz at mmetz@shcknox.org.

Founded in 1956, Sacred Heart Cathedral School is a co-educational PreK-8th grade day school located in the heart of Knoxville’s historic Bearden neighborhood. Serving 630 students from diverse walks of life, the school has a vibrant community and a proud tradition of excellence in education.


Music Teacher, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Chattanooga, TN

Position Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in music education or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of music history and different music genres in order to teach a range of musical styles.
  • Ability to communicate concrete and abstract concepts to students.
  • Ability to spot and cultivate creativity.
  • Flexibility in working with a variety of age groups.
  • Experience with Responsive Classroom management preferred.

For a complete job description, click here. Candidates should send a resume to OLPH Principal Caroline Carlin, ccarlin@myolph.com.


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


Case Coordinator – Pregnancy Help Center, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee – Knoxville, TN

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee (CCETN) has an immediate opening in Pregnancy Services. Pregnancy Services provides an educational Earn While You Learn program for women and men experiencing pregnancy. The goal of the program is to provide education while also providing the necessary material items for a new baby.

A Case Coordinator position is open at the Pregnancy Help Center at the Knoxville, TN location. This is a part‑time opening.  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Fluency in Spanish and English is preferred. Click Here for the full description. To apply submit resume and cover letter to HR@ccetn.org.  Please indicate “PHC – Knoxville” in the subject line.


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

Bilingual Pastoral Associate, Diocese of Nashville, Holy Family Church, Lafayette, TN

The Glenmary Home Missioners and Holy Family Catholic Church seek a Pastoral Associate to collaborate with the Pastor in providing leadership and youth/young adult ministry in Lafayette, TN.  Responsibilities include ministry to youth (ages 12 – 18) and young adults (ages 18 – 35), faith formation, RCIA and evangelization. A Bachelor’s in theology, pastoral ministry or religious studies is required and a Master’s is preferred.  Previous rural parish ministry experience would be beneficial.  Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Click here for Job Description.  Click here for full position and qualifications. Email your resume to Lorraine Vancamp lvancamp@glenmary.org .