|Employment & Internships|
Realizing the potential God has for KARM largely depends on the quality and engagement of our staff. So we put a high priority on attracting, developing, and maintaining fantastic people in our workplace.
We happen to think this is a great place to work! In fact, we were named a U.S. Best Christian Workplace in 2011 by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Some of the reasons given by our employees?
▪ Being able to worship, pray, and share openly in a Christian organization ▪ The people we serve and the work itself ▪ My co-workers and the teamwork, love, and support we share ▪ The support I receive from my supervisor▪
If you're interested in a staff position, review the open positions described below. Each description will include specific instructions for applying. Once we have received the information requested for a particular position, you will receive an acknowledgement that your information was received.
Internship, Clinicals, and Practicum Opportunities
Students of accredited colleges and universities are able to gain hands-on learning and experience in the non-profit, human services, and ministry fields. Our goal is to support educational pursuits through assignments that allow the student to leave with valuable knowledge and insights for their future pursuits. To start the process, please submit the Application for Internship (click here) a minimum of four weeks in advance of the proposed assignment. **Please note: University of Tennessee social work field placement candidates should instead click here to complete a brief application.
For information regarding current KARM Thrift Store employment opportunities, click here.
Each day at KARM is filled with new opportunities to “rescue the poor and needy of the Knox area by providing recovery services in Jesus’ name.” The Vice President—Programs will meet each new day with God-given energy and enthusiasm to develop high impact and sustainable programs that will make a real difference in the lives of the guests of KARM. S/he will do this through the staff and volunteers – encouraging each person to take ownership of the mission and vision of KARM and to do their work with excellence as unto the Lord. Click here for the Opportunity Profile of the position (which includes detailed candidacy process instructions).
The Food Service Manager wakes up every day thinking about ‘the ministry of the table’ and providing nutritious meals and radical hospitality to KARM’s guests. This key leader is accountable for the team that orders, prepares, and serves food, meals, and food service functions for the kitchens at 418 N. Broadway and Serenity Shelter. This person gives keen focus to developing and nurturing vital relationships with church contacts and gift-in-kind partners. A significant emphasis is placed on the mobilization of volunteers to fulfill the vision for the ministry. If you have 8-10 years proven experience in a commercial kitchen environment cooking for large groups, 3-5 years management/supervisory experience, and higher-level education in the culinary arts, this may be your next ministry challenge. Click here for additional information about applying for this position.
Do you have a heart for women and men who’ve lost hope? Who believe there’s no future for them beyond their current circumstances? Do you have a desire to raise up and lead gifted volunteers in ministry to Knoxville’s homeless people? The Director, LaunchPoint brings a mature faith and a fervent desire to see people move forward to this unique program. This individual will provide specialized expertise and skills in program management to the LaunchPoint program, which will soon be expanded to include a men’s transitional program. A member of the KARM leadership team, the Director will ensure internal integration and collaboration and develop and nurture agency and church relationships vital to the program. A significant emphasis will be placed on the mobilization of volunteers to fulfill the objectives of the program. Qualified candidates will have an MS in Biblical counseling, social work, psychology, or equivalent training and experience; 5-8 years management/supervisory experience; and 3-5 years relevant program experience. Click here for additional information about applying for this position.
KARM exists to usher the homeless, poor, and needy into the presence of God. The FrontLine Team Member is often the first person who has the opportunity to carry out this calling. Whether in the Crossroads Welcome Center, Hope Haven (women’s shelter), Samaritan Place (men’s shelter), or Serenity Shelter (women’s residential program), the FrontLine Team Member’s job is to create a safe, respectful, hospitable environment in which the basic necessities of life are provided to support the care for guests. Team Members offer hope to guests through prayer, listening, and friendship; and advocacy and connection to needed resources. Team Members coach and facilitate the work of volunteers. If you desire to impact others through radical hospitality, quiet encouragement and support, and a ready word of hope, please consider this position. Currently, PRN (as needed/on call) positions are available on all three shifts. Click here for additional information about applying for this position.