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  • Minister for Children and Young Families - Thankful Memorial, Chattanooga (Part-Time)

    Minister for Children & Young Families

    Job Description

    Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church, in the St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tennessee is seeking a part-time Minister for Children & Young Families, beginning May or June 2022.

    Thankful’s current cohort of children ranges in age from 9 months to 11 years and, with more than two dozen children (and growing), makes up roughly a quarter of our congregation. Our young families lead busy lives but are committed to our parish and eager to raise their children in our faith community.

    Our Children’s Ministries program is in the middle of some significant transitions due to changes both in the make-up of our community through the pandemic, with the addition of a number of children and new young families, and in the physical spaces we hope to soon offer to our Thankful kids, with the renovation to the sanctuary undercroft to be begun within the next 3-6 months.

    Thus, the role of our new Minister for Children and Young Families is changing, too, and we are eager to partner with someone who will help us shape our children’s ministry(ies) to suit the congregation we are now and the one we are becoming, as well as the particular needs and strengths of the Minister who is called. There is much in this position that will be negotiable and flexible.

    Thankful’s Minister for Children & Young Families will:

    ● be a lay or ordained person of at least 16 years of age committed to raising up a growing group of Thankful children in the Episcopal faith and tradition and supporting their families and the wider congregation in that work. Expertise or previous experience in children’s education, The Episcopal Church and/or Christian formation is preferred but not required.

    ● be certified in the relevant areas of The Episcopal Church’s Safe Church Training or complete certification within one month of date of hire.

    ● spend 20-25 hours per month in this role.

    ● have some kind of Sunday morning presence or programming for children and/or families for at least half the Sundays of a full year.

    ● work with the Rector, Senior Warden and other staff and lay leaders to imagine, develop and put into action a program/annual routine/ministry plan that makes sense for our current congregation.

    ● meet regularly with the Rector to assess and further develop mutual ministries.

    ● provide an annual report to the Vestry on the status of Thankful’s ministries to children and young families.

    ● engage with parents and others who care for our Thankful kids to discern how Thankful’s community can best support them and invite them into fuller participation in our shared life together.

    ● be adept at use of a wide array of media for communication with our community of young families and the wider congregation.

    The starting stipend for this ⅛-time position is $300 per month, with vacation and other paid time off negotiable.

    Interested candidates are warmly invited to apply. Please send cover letter or email and CV to the Rev. Leyla King, Rector (


    For a PDF of this job posting, click here.

  • Bookkeeper - St. Stephen's, Oak Ridge (Part-Time)

    Part-time Bookkeeper

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 212 N. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, seeks a part-time bookkeeper. Send resumes via email only to: Position remains open until filled.

    Job Description

    Overview of Position: The Bookkeeper is supervised by the Rector with the responsibility to maintain the Church’s financial records, including general ledger, payroll, and accounts payable. The Bookkeeper, Treasurer, and counters work closely together to manage the church finances. The position typically averages 25 hours per week with a pay range of $19,000.00–$21,000.00. Following the training period, the successful applicant may have the option to work remotely but will be required to be on site two (2) days per week. Experience in church bookkeeping is helpful but not required.

    Job Responsibilities and Duties:

    Incoming funds:
    1. Process incoming funds and make related journal entries. This includes, but is not limited to: Pledges and donations to the General Ministry Fund; Weekly contributions to Designated and Restricted Funds such as building fund, special funds, and donor designated funds.
    2. Keep accounts and funds current.
    3. Keep all financial information – especially contributions – confidential.
    Outgoing funds:
    4. Process bills for payment and maintain records. On average bills are currently paid three (3) times monthly.
    5. Process payroll on a biweekly basis.
    6. Balance checking account and investment accounts.

    1. Pay monthly payroll taxes, file quarterly and annual payroll returns, prepare end of year W-2 forms, and maintain records.

    Ongoing and/or periodically:
    8. Monitor and maintain the cash flow.
    9. Prepare for and cooperate with the annual audit of financial records.
    10. Assist in maintaining and revising written accounting procedures in the areas of: cash processing, general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, and financial housekeeping.
    11. Perform other necessary and related work as may be assigned.

    12. Prepare and send out periodic/annual giving reports to contributors.
    13. Submit to the church treasurer a general ledger transaction report on a monthly basis; provide detailed ledger entries to individual ministry teams as needed or requested. This will typically include balance sheet and income statements. Statements may also include financial activities related to a capital campaign or other special financial circumstances, as requested.
    14. Prepare year-end financial reports for annual meeting as necessary.
    15. Provide back-up reports, as needed or required.

    1. Other duties as required.

    Job Skills and Requirements

    1. A minimum of an associate degree in accounting from an accredited educational institution. 2. Minimum of 1-2 years practical experience in fund-based accounting and payroll.
    2. A minimum of two professional references.
    3. Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills including MS Word and Excel, and fund-based accounting software.
      5. Experience with Realm/ACS a plus, or must be willing to learn those systems, including attending off-site training.
      6. Attention to detail.
    4. A commitment to good interpersonal relationships, teamwork and support of church ministries.
      8. A commitment to confidentiality regarding all account records, both of the church and staff, and the members.
      9. Ability to work both independently and with a team, manage work load, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
    5. Dependable attendance.
    6. Background check, references, and completion of Safe Church, Safe Communities training required.


    1. The Letter of Agreement is reviewed annually by the Rector and Personnel Committee.


    1. Salary is commensurate with experience, and is reviewed annually.
    2. Benefits include:
    • Lay Pension Plan
    • Medical/Dental Coverage
    • Life insurance up to $50,000. Additional coverage is available at the employee’s cost.
    • Disability Insurance through Church Life Insurance

    St. Stephen’s is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Chief Executive Officer (Full Time) - Metropolitan Ministries of Chattanooga

    Chief Executive Officer -Job Description

    MetMin seeks a dynamic, articulate individual to lead the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the MetMin CEO is charged with overall supervision and operation of the organization’s staff, programs, growth and mission execution.  This individual is responsible for fostering a positive agency culture; maintaining stakeholder relationships; assuring timely, accurate, relevant and real-time messaging; and upholding financial integrity.

    Providing emergency financial intervention and support services to precariously housed and unhoused families and individuals in the tri-state area for over forty years, Metropolitan Ministries [MetMin] is a faith-based, mid-sized nonprofit that courageously works toward creating a community in which peoples’ basic human needs are met and where people treat each other with kindness, hospitality and respect.

    MetMin is the founder of the Impact Hub on Rossville Blvd., where other like-minded nonprofits are co-located and share resources, expertise, and a dedication to delivering holistic, wrap-around support to those who turn to each Impact Hub partner agency for help and hope.

    The CEO must have a deep understanding of poverty, housing instability, homelessness, and the local community of service providers and resources. It is the responsibility of the MetMin CEO to assure that there are sufficient resources to carry out MetMin’s mission, and to engage and nurture partnerships that enhance positive outcomes. The ideal CEO is flexible, adaptable, idealistic and comfortable with working alongside people of all circumstances. The MetMin CEO needs the skills and confidence that allow the Ministry to explore and sometimes take calculated, gap-filling risks in order achieve the best outcomes for the people it serves.


    As MetMin’s leader, the CEO

    • Acts as the spokesperson for the organization and chief advocate for those MetMin serves.
    • Organizes and prepares for, attends and participates in Board meetings, making operational and strategic recommendations to the Board.
    • Attends and participates in Executive Committee meetings.
    • Nurtures the Ministry’s signature culture of welcome, hospitality and kindness with guests, staff, volunteers and donors.
    • Ensures programmatic excellence and consistent integrity of finance, administration, fundraising, communications and systems necessary to both day-to-day and long-term operations.
    • Develops and implements operational policies and protocols that further the strategic objectives of the Ministry.
    • Is responsible for the recruitment, engagement, employment, evaluation and release of all personnel, both paid and volunteer.


    Other specific duties include

    • Developing and implementing fundraising efforts that reflect and assure the fullest implementation of the Ministry’s guest service goals
    • Exploring and vetting new sources of revenue to expand those guest service goals, in accordance with the Ministry’s Strategic Goals
    • Serving as a community leader and low-barrier, quickly-responding service provider in times of community crisis by standing ready to deploy staff and volunteers off-site as needed
    • Ensuring the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of all financial reports, records and accounting documents, as well as the annual audit
    • Overseeing and being accountable for the accurate and timely reporting for all grant-funded initiatives and programs
    • Developing the annual budget for Board approval and safeguarding the administration of organizational funds in accordance with the approved budget
    • Providing guidance to organizational personnel through effective goal-setting, delegation and communication
    • Determining and setting appropriate salaries and wage structures
    • Assuring that the maintenance and operation of the facility allow MetMin and its partners to most fully achieve their guest service agendas
    • Complying with all federal, state and city requirements and regulations associated with guest service, grant funding, and property ownership


    Essential Competencies


    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field of study
    • At least 5 years of proven, effective leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
    • Knowledge of homelessness prevention and recovery service delivery models, especially those generally accepted as best practices industry-wide
    • Proven dedication to collaborative guest service delivery, program development, and impact advancement
    • Proven and exceptional verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking, both planned and impromptu
    • A proven record of fundraising efforts, including campaigns, donor relations, donor cultivation and grantsmanship
    • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
    • A dedication to creating a diverse workforce and Board of Directors

    Application Process – Due before January 1, 2022                    

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.  Please send this information to

    MetMin is an equal provider of services and an equal opportunity employer.

  • Development Director (Full Time) - Metropolitan Ministries of Chattanooga

     FULL-TIME POSITION: Development Director 

    HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 4:00 


    SALARY: Competitive 

    Metropolitan Ministries, Inc. (MetMin) is a 42 year old faith-based social services agency whose primary goal is to prevent homelessness by assisting those whose stability is at risk and to provide homelessness remediation to those who have become homeless. MetMin is a community hub where people come together in compassion, kindness, and mutual respect to provide needed assistance that prevents homelessness and fosters hopefulness. 

    The Development Director works closely with the CEO and the MetMin Board of Directors to assure that messaging and resources align with or exceed the Ministry’s strategic goals and programming. The Development Director is responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring the Ministry’s Development Plan. This professional must have an established background in coordinating large-scale events, nurturing existing donor relationships, cultivating new donor relationships, and assuring that messaging across all platforms is relevant, timely, and engaging. 

    MetMin is founder of The Impact Hub, where aligned agencies are co-located and work together toward common social justice initiatives. A warm and welcoming demeanor is crucial to safeguarding The Impact Hub’s core values of radical hospitality and judgment-free interactions. 


     Collaborate with the CEO in the creation and monitoring of the Ministry’s Development Plan 

     Collaborate with the CEO in nurturing relationships with existing donors and cultivating new donor engagement 

     Assist the CEO in all areas of grantsmanship: research, writing, defending, monitoring and reporting 

     Fundraise for, direct, and implement all aspects of special events, especially MetMin’s signature annual event, the MetMin King Oehmig Memorial Golf Classic 

     Lead the volunteer Golf Committee in their additional fundraising efforts, providing timely and accurate goals reporting 

     Create and oversee the timely development and distribution of all events-related communications, acknowledgements and stewardship 

     Identify and direct all event support staff and volunteers 

     Identify and communicate with new prospective donors through their event participation 

     Maintain and consistently monitor the Ministry’s solicitation list, including individuals, businesses, foundations and others 

     Collect, record, report and all donor activities on MetMin’s DonorSnap database 

     Message and implement fresh fundraising trends to communicate emerging community needs and critical collaborative service initiatives 

     Develop, maintain and assure that MetMin distributables are relevant and consistent across all platforms 

     Grow MetMin’s “31 Matters” monthly giving donor base 

     Input contributions immediately and send donor acknowledgements within 72 hours of gift receipt 

     Process all necessary matching gift documentation 

     Provide exceptional donor appreciation activities and communications 

     Represent MetMin as an engaging public speaker, presenter and guest service advocate 

     Other duties as assigned. 

    Ideal Candidate Qualities 

    MetMin’s ideal candidate for Development Director is passionate about MetMin’s mission, vision and values, and superbly and sincerely communicates MetMin’s work, impact and growth to a wide range of constituents. The Development Director is an enthusiastic self-starter who is energized by working both independently and as a team member in a dynamic, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment with tight deadlines and sometimes shifting priorities. 

    This highly organized individual has a keen attention to detail, is flexible, and enjoys problem-solving. The Development Director is personable and a master communicator in all settings, including but not limited to the written word, face-to-face interactions, and online platforms. 

    Candidate Qualifications 

     Dedication to MetMin’s mission, vision and values 

     Five successful years of area event management, donor maintenance and donor cultivation 

     Engaging communicator with exceptional written and oral skills 

     Excellent organizational and follow-through skills 

     Unwavering commitment to donor and potential donor confidentiality 

     Strong interpersonal and organizational skills 

     Knowledge of the Chattanooga area charitable giving community is a plus. 

    MetMin offers a generous benefits and paid vacation package. 

    Eligible applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2022. 

    MetMin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all those housed at The MetMin Impact Hub. 

  • Nursery Staff (Non-Daycare, Hourly) - Church of the Ascension, Knoxville

    Job Opening

    Title: Nursery Staff (non-daycare)

    Rate: $12.00 hourly

    Location: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension

    800 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909

    Contact: Rachel Thomas – Director of Children’s Ministries

    Email –

    Phone – 865/585-6469 (call or text)


    Join an enthusiastic team of caregivers at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension!

    *No Episcopal affiliation required*


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Assisting with drop off/pick up

    Assisting with toileting and diaper changing needs

    Preparing and overseeing snack

    Leading Bible reading and crafts

    Occasionally acting as a chaperone in older age group classrooms (up to fifth grade)


    Hours include, but are not limited to:

    Sunday morning 830am-1230pm

    One Friday monthly 430-830pm

    Occasional Sunday and Wednesday evenings and special events



    High school diploma or equivalent

    CPR Trained

    Fully Covid-19 vaccinated

  • Organist-Choirmaster - Christ Church, Chattanooga

    Christ Church is a historic Anglo-Catholic parish in Chattanooga. Our congregation draws from the surrounding area and the UTC community who come for our distinctive worship and warm welcome. We value music as an integral part of our liturgy that allows us to worship together in song and explore the devotional riches of our tradition. Christ Church seeks a director of music with a mature faith who can take on this leadership position to help grow this ministry within our church. The director should be conversant in the Anglican musical tradition and open to making use of the full resources of the Catholic tradition.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to

  • Music Director - Nativity, Ft. Oglethorpe (Part-Time)

    The Church of the Nativity, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, is in search of a music director to play organ/piano for Sunday worship services, to lead/direct the choir, and to grow the choir and chorister programs. This part-time position ($1000/month) will enable the right applicant to serve Gd in this growing community of faith, grow in their faith, and grow in their musical and leadership ability. For more information and a full position description, contact Father Jason Emerson at with a cover letter, resume, and references.

  • Parish Communicator/Office Manager - St. Andrew's, Maryville (Hourly)

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is a welcoming congregation in the heart of downtown Maryville, TN. We’re seeking a creative, tech-savvy office administrator with a gift for communications across multiple platforms to help us grow into the future. The parish communicator/ office manager will work alongside the rector and parish leadership to support the mission and ministry of St. Andrew’s. Read a full job description with details here.

  • Nursery Care Provider - St. Elizabeth's, Farragut

    St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut is seeking to fill the position of a Nursery Care provider.  This individual will be responsible for providing care and baby-sitting to all infants and toddlers in the nursery at St. Elizabeth’s on Sundays and Wednesdays for regularly scheduled services.  If available, Nursery Care Provider may also staff the nursery during special events.  Nursery Care Provider will work with at least one other adult (paid or volunteer) caregiver when a nursery is provided.  This is  part-time position of approximately 4 to 5 hours weekly.  Resumes should be submitted by noon on June 16, 2021 for consideration.  For a copy of the Position Description and to submit a resume please contact the church office at (856) 675-4500 or

  • Nursery Attendant - St. John's, Johnson City (Hourly)

    St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, Tennessee, invites applicants for the position of Nursery Attendant. The position is for approximately two and a half hours on Sunday mornings, from 9:30 am until noon, or until the last child is picked up. For a copy of the position description and to submit a resume please contact the church office at (423) 926-8141 or

  • Sexton - St. John's, Johnson City (Hourly)

    St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, Tennessee, invites applicants for the position of Sexton. The position is for approximately twenty seven and a half hours on Sunday’s plus four week days. For a copy of the position description and to submit a resume please contact the church office at (423) 926-8141 or

  • Child Care Providers (Multiple Openings) - Good Samaritan, Knoxville (Hourly)

    The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan on Cedar Bluff Road is looking to hire 3-4 people to work in their church nursery. The hours are Sundays, 8:15 am -12:15 pm. Our nursery is small; there are typically not many children who need care. There are also occasional opportunities to work during parish dinners, evening services, etc. (Evening work is not a requirement for employment.)  A few housekeeping duties are included in the job. Safeguarding God’s Children training is required and will be offered by the church. Covid protocols will be in place. If you are interested, please contact Ann Backus at