Careers + AmeriCorps


Recruiting Now: 2017-2018 AmeriCorps Members!

Make a difference in Knoxville with Emerald Youth by serving as an AmeriCorps member in one of these ways:

  • During the school year in support of a structured after-school or evening program with elementary, middle or high school age young people.
  • During the summer in support of a summer day camp with elementary, middle or high school age young people.

Positions are ideal for individuals preparing for a career working with young people. Several positions are specifically ideal for teachers, those actively pursuing education, and/or those with classroom experience.

Receive a living allowance while you serve and earn an education award after you successfully complete your term.

Upcoming available positions:

  • Summer 2017 (May 8-July 14; 33-35 hrs/week; weekdays)
  • Fall 2017 (August 2017-May 2018; 10-20 hrs/week; afternoons)

Contact Rachel at with subject line stating "Summer 2017 AmeriCorps" or "Fall 2017 AmeriCorps" and you will be followed up with accordingly.

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 Web site regarding AmeriCorps is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under AmeriCorps Grant #Z0503735006. Opinions or points of view expressed on this Web site 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.


Paid, Part-Time Positions

Urban Youth Worker

Invest in the lives of young people as an Urban Youth Worker (UYW) with JustLead, a church and neighborhood–based program of Emerald Youth. UYW's work with elementary, middle, or high school age young people. Some essential UYW responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensuring the quality implementation of learning and health activities in 5-day/week afterschool and summer day camp programs; leading Bible study, devotion, and small groups; managing a team of 1-4 support staff, plus volunteers; and obtaining a Commercial Driver License. Must be a Christian who is at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license and clear driving history. Learn more.

Swim Instructors

Red Cross-certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI) needed. Guaranteed pay of $25 per afternoon shift. Should the position ever require more than 2.5 consecutive hours of work in one afternoon, compensation will be $10/hour. Must be available at least one of these series each week: Mondays/Fridays, Tuesdays/Thursdays, or Wednesdays from approximately 3-6 pm. Opportunity is available to become the lead instructor (Swim School Manager) starting in January 2017. If interested, please email, Subject line: WSI


Red Cross-certified lifeguards needed immediately weekday afternoons, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (must be available during this time to be considered). Guaranteed pay of $25 per afternoon shift. Should the position ever require more than 2.5 consecutive hours of work in one afternoon, compensation will be $10/hour. If interested, please email, Subject line: Lifeguarding

Bus Drivers

Two part-time bus drivers needed to start in late September. Will drive Emerald Youth Foundation vehicles, primarily for after school pick ups, in Emerald Youth's JustLead program. Other responsibilities include various planned trips for field trips, camps, sports teams, etc. Must have a CDL with P endorsement. Must be available Monday through Friday, 2:30-4:30 pm. Will pay a daily rate (TBD).  If interested, please email, Subject line: Bus Driver

Full-Time Positions

IT Technician

Emerald Youth is looking for a qualified IT Technician to install and maintain computer systems and networks aiming for the highest functionality. The IT Technician will also "train" users of the systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure. A successful IT Technician must have a thorough knowledge of computer software and hardware and a variety of internet applications, networks and operating systems. The ideal candidate will also have great troubleshooting abilities and attention to detail. The goal is to build and maintain updated and efficient computer systems and networks to optimize the role of technology on business sustainability. This is a full-time position with benefits. Learn more.


None available at this time.

Section 702 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that the religious discrimination law will not apply to a religious corporation, association, educational institution or society with respect to the employment of individuals of a particular religion to perform work connected with the carrying on by such a corporation, association, educational institution or society of its activities.