Employment Opportunity
First Presbyterian Church of Harrisonburg, VA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Children’s Ministry Assistant. This part-time position requires daytime availability, and includes Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The ideal candidate would be ministry-minded, with strong administrative skills, and a willingness to teach and lead children in Christian discipleship. A detailed position description can be found below. If interested in applying, please submit a resume including work experience and education; a cover letter; and 3 non-related references with contact information to Betsy Dishman, Director of Children and Family Ministries (bdishman@firstpreshbg.org).


Position Description
Title: Children’s Ministry Assistant (18 hours a week)

Purpose: To provide administrative support and program maintenance for the Director of Children and Family Ministries

Accountability: Reports to the Director of Children and Family Ministries


  • A committed believer in Jesus Christ who adheres to the tenets of ECO
  • Relates well with people of all ages
  • Trusted to keep confidentiality
  • Organized and pays attention to details
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, internet technology and social media
  • Skilled in written and verbal communications
  • Creative and flexible contributor to the ministry team


  • Provide administrative support to Director of Children and Family Ministries
  • Assist with children and family programming weekly
  • Assist with special events
  • Create, maintain and update bulletin boards
  • Coordinate service projects for children and/or families
  • Assist with volunteer appreciation projects
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Benefits: Part-time benefits as outlined in the church policy manual

Salary range: $11-14 dollars per hour, based on experience

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