Assistant Director, Early Childhood at La Canada Presbyterian Church
La Canada, CA 91011

Position: Assistant Director, Early Childhood

Employment Status: Part Time; non-exempt

Accountable To: Director, Family Ministry

Compensation Method: Hourly

To provide assistance in the designing, planning, and implementing of programs for children ages nursery through kindergarten at La Cañada Presbyterian Church and their families.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the recruiting, training, support and recognition of volunteers.  Arrange for substitute volunteers when necessary.
  • Purchase, maintain and distribute curriculum and classroom supplies.
  • Handle designated administrative tasks and other details involved in organizing programs (e.g. Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Birthday Party for Jesus).
  • Ensure the smooth functioning of Sunday mornings by carrying out duties such as:
    • unlocking classrooms
    • fulfilling requests for supplies or resources
    • checking each class to ensure adequate volunteer coverage
    • greeting parents and children
    • providing support to volunteers
    • overseeing nursery-Kindergarten classes
  • Recruit, train and supervise the childcare workers as well as assist in the hiring process as needed.
  • Arrange for childcare workers to provide childcare for programs of the church and maintain the childcare room.
  • Contribute to children’s ministry emails, bulletin boards, flyers, brochures and other publications as requested.
  • Attend children’s & family ministry staff meetings.
  • Maintain a neat, pleasant and professional office environment and appearance.
  • Maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality when needed.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the children’s ministry team and as a member of the overall staff of the church.
  • Abide by the policies and guidelines as set forth in the Employee Manual.
  • Fulfill other departmental and church-related duties and responsibilities as requested.

This position is a 20-30 hour per week position.  Hours are flexible but include 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.


  • Christian commitment
  • Knowledge and experience in working with and teaching preschool children. Early Childhood degree or classes a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Dependable
  • Good people skills - pleasant, caring, respectful, able to relate to a diverse population
  • Computer competency - knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, database programs, graphic programs and the internet


La Canada Presbyterian Church
626 Foothill Blvd
La Canada, California 91011


Barbara Pettit


La Canada, CA 91011
Job type
Part Time
This position is a 20-30 hour per week position. Hours are flexible but include 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Working with Children
Church Ministry