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 Main Campus 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. To apply for a position, please click here. For additional information, please contact

  • KARM is seeking a Vice President-Development.  For more information about this position and application instructions, please visit
  • KARM is seeking a qualified Cook, FT, PT, PRN (on-call, as-needed) to serve our Abundant Life Kitchen ministry area. Cooks in the KARM kitchen love food, are excited about serving nutritious food to others, and are eager to work with students who are learning food service skills in a teaching kitchen.  Cooks undertake a wide range of tasks in support of a daily high-volume production schedule – prep, inventory control, cooking (sauté, grill, bake, fry, etc.).  Maintain a clean and safe kitchen environment.  Enjoy working with and value working with guests, students, and volunteers.  To learn more and to apply for this position, please click here: Cook 
  • KARM is seeking qualified FrontLine Team Members FT, PRN (on-call, as-needed)  to serve on the front lines of ministry, creating a safe, respectful, hospitable environment in which basic necessities of life are provided to support the care of guests. Maintain a fertile and stimulating environment of hope for client commitment to personal change. Utilize community knowledge and administrative skills to advocate in connecting guests to needed resources.  Monitor the activities of guests in all areas of the facility.  Offer one-on-one care, encouragement, and support. Maintain necessary documentation for efficient service delivery and accomplishing of ministry purpose. Supervise and train volunteers as assigned. Exhibit a caring Christian lifestyle to guests, co-workers, volunteers and donors.  To learn more and to apply for this position, please click here:  FrontLine Team Member 

Internships, 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

Employment opportunities at KARM Stores are always available for mission-minded individuals. Positions on our retail and processing teams are open across KARM Stores locations. To apply for a position, click here.

For additional questions, contact us.