In addition to our paid positions below, please take a look our AmeriCorps service opportunities.

Full-Time Positions


Communications Specialist

Works closely with the Director of Communications, responsible for day-to-day marketing communications and graphic design projects and processes in support of the communications and marketing team; demonstrates superior service, interpersonal communications, written, and communication skills.

Calling and Career Ministry Director – East/South

The Calling & Career Ministry Director provides leadership for all aspects of the designated neighborhood Calling & Career Center for 9th grade through first two years of post-secondary education helping students to discover their purpose and ensure they are on schedule for making the transition to Godly young adults and active in the faith community.

Director of Area Ministries – East/South

Provides Christian youth development and family leadership in a specific geographic area, enabling youth to engage relationally and comprehensively in faith, learning, and health activities through Emerald Youth Foundation and partnering organizations

CUSTODIAN - Lonsdale

This position will maintain and protect our Lonsdale facility. It is important for a custodian to be careful and thorough in working, cleaning, and tidying the premises. The custodian will be focused on building upkeep, have great physical endurance to cover a large space, and have a keen eye for detail.

IT Technician

The IT Technician will install and maintain computer systems and networks aiming for the highest functionality. This role will also train users of the systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure.

Calling and Career Ministry Coach

Recruit and match Calling and Career Ministry students with volunteer Mentors. Serve as a Coach to students and as a Team Leader to volunteer Mentors.

Student and Family Ministry Director

We are looking for a dynamic individual interested in leading a team of staff and volunteers working with children, youth, young adults, and their families in a 110-year-old historically African American church, Mount Zion Baptist Church. Mount Zion is located in East Knoxville typically characterized as an inner-city, under-resourced area. In this position the lead candidate can help develop young people into Godly, young adult leaders while at the same time helping to bring revitalization and capacity to the church.

Paid, Part-Time Positions

Paid Afterschool Program Positions (for this school year)

Emerald Youth Foundation has multiple paid positions available this school year through our AmeriCorps program.

AmeriCorps members are individuals who commit their time and skills to get things done for America. There are more than 80,000 Americans across the country participating in AmeriCorps each year. All of them are tackling different problems in different ways, and have dedicated their time and skills to serve. AmeriCorps members spend anywhere from three months to a year serving with a nonprofit, school, public agency, or community and faith-based organization.

JustLead Ministry Intern

The JustLead Ministry Intern assists with executing the day-to-day operations of the ministry’s afterschool and summer day camp programs. This position focuses on supporting the ministry’s discipleship activities, while also providing transportation, facilitating program rotations, and participating in relational ministry activities to comprehensively engage youth in the JustLead program.


Red Cross certified Lifeguards needed to support Emerald Youth Sports' Learn to Swim program for JustLead (elementary and middle school age) participants. 

Swim Instructor

Swim Instructors needed to lead swim lessons as part of Emerald Youth Sports' Learn to Swim curriculum for JustLead (elementary and middle school age) participants.

Thank you for visiting Emerald Youth’s career page!  We are always looking for highly qualified candidates to join our Kingdom calling to help raise up a large number of urban youth to love Jesus Christ and become effective leaders who help renew their communities.  If you’re interested in joining our team but do not see a position listed above that is an immediate fit, please feel free to send your resume and a cover letter to


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* Regarding AmeriCorps members, it is Emerald Youth Foundation’s policy to provide service opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin. The material contained on this website regarding AmeriCorps is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under AmeriCorps Grant #13ACHTN0010002. Opinions or points of view expressed on this Website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position endorsed by, the Corporation of the AmeriCorps Program.