Careers

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 2014 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 ▪

KARM Shelter Positions

If you’re interested in employment with KARM programs at either location (418 N. Broadway or Serenity), review the open positions described below.  Each description will include specific instructions for applying.  Note that you will receive an acknowledgement when we have received the information requested for a particular position. For additional information, please contact people@karm.org.

  • Currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Outreach Team Member.  This individual is often the first person a homeless person will meet when arriving at KARM.  The Outreach Team Member primarily works outdoors in NaNew’s Courtyard (open 7 days/week), a safe and welcoming place where the all-important relationships of trust begin to develop.  Their role is to maintain a safe and secure environment, offering care, encouragement, and support.  Ideal candidates will have a commitment to the Christian faith and the ability to share the Gospel; the ability to show grace, be hospitable, and to be an example of servant leadership; experience leading to a basic understanding of mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction issues, physical and sexual abuse, and poverty, specifically in regard to how to communicate with and respond to individuals affected by these conditions.  The Outreach Team Member monitors the activities of guests during assigned work hours, supervises labor assignments of guests, assists with emergencies, and interfaces with the Crossroads Welcome Center and other internal support teams.  A full-time position is open now.  Individuals interested in applying or obtaining additional information should send a cover and resume to people@karm.org.
  • Just as it sounds, the FrontLine Team Member is on the ‘front lines’ of ministry, working directly with our homeless guests throughout the 24-hour day.  The FrontLine Team Member provides a respectful, hospitable environment in which necessities are provided – overnight shelter, meals, and other basic services.  Their role is to monitor these activities in the facility during assigned work hours, ensuring the safety and security of guests, while offering one-on-one care, encouragement, and support.  Team members will also supervise labor assignments and assist with emergencies.  Ideal candidates will have a commitment to the Christian faith and the ability to share the Gospel; the ability to show grace, be hospitable, and to be an example of servant leadership; experience leading to a basic understanding of mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction issues, physical and sexual abuse, and poverty, specifically in regard to how to communicate with and respond to individuals affected by these conditions.  FrontLine Team Members may work in the Crossroads Welcome Center, Hope Haven (women’s overnight shelter), or Samaritan Place (men’s overnight shelter).   We are accepting applications and in particular are in need of those interested in a PRN (on call/as needed) position with availability to work in the evening or on weekends.  Minimum expectation for the PRN role is 16 hours/month (although we often have opportunities for more hours).  Individuals interested in applying or obtaining additional information should send a cover and resume to people@karm.org.
  • KARM is seeking its next Vice President of Development (VP-Development) to provide dynamic leadership and direction to resource development and fundraising efforts in support of its mission. The new VP-Development will be committed to providing strong leadership based on his/her knowledge and understanding of fundraising concepts, tools and approaches.  Under his/her leadership, a strategic resource development/fundraising plan will be established, incorporating all facets of fundraising to ensure revenues are available to meet the financial needs of the organization today and in the future.  Keystone Executive Search and Recruitment has been retained to conduct this search.  Additional information on the search process may be obtained through Ron Infinger, Senior Executive Search Consulting Associate at Keystone Executive Search, or by visiting http://www.keystone-executive-search.com and clicking on the “Browse Jobs” page for position information and to submit an application online.

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.

KARM Stores

Current employment opportunities at KARM Stores are listed below. For additional information on an open position, click the title to see more details and to apply. For additional questions, contact us.