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

Full-Time Positions


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.

Human Resources Coordinator

The HR Coordinator will assist with all onboarding functions of new volunteers, staff, and AmeriCorps members; and, support additional functions of Emerald Youth’s AmeriCorps program.

Sports and Recreation Ministry Director - Lonsdale

Develop, plan, and manage sports and recreation programs for Emerald Youth Foundation’s assigned neighborhood, connecting and engaging with young people in the community, offering an avenue for youth to engage in multi-sport offerings, allowing them to become physically and spiritually active, and instilling life-long active lifestyles.

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.

JustLead Ministry Director – East Knoxville

Provides Christian youth development and family leadership in a specific church or a faith-based organization, enabling youth to engage relationally and comprehensively in faith, learning, and health activities through Emerald Youth Foundation and partnering organizations, so they may enjoy the fullness of God, achieve developmental outcomes, and be prepared for leadership.

JustLead Youth Ministry Coordinator - Mechanicsville

The JustLead Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment of youth and families to participate in the JustLead programs at their site, as well as volunteers to help support the ministry initiatives and for achieving assigned program goals.

JustLead Ministry Coordinator

Responsible for the recruitment of youth and families to participate in the JustLead programs, as well as volunteers to help support the ministry initiatives and for achieving assigned program goals.

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.