Assistant Preschool Teacher

Johnson University Tennessee invites applications for a part-time Assistant Preschool Teacher.  Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references via email to , Director of the Early Childhood Learning Center. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Title: Assistant Preschool Teacher
Reports to: ECLC Director
Classification: Part-time (25 hours, never exceeding 29 hours), hourly, no benefits
Pay scale: $10-$15 an hour, based on education and experience

Job Summary

Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play-based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are imparted with the knowledge to succeed.

As a part-time Assistant Teacher, you’ll work closely with the lead teacher to:

  • Follow all licensing guidelines and company standards to ensure the daily care of every child.
  • Maintain a fun, interactive classroom that is clean and organized.
  • Supervise work-study students.
  • Accurately observe, assess children.
  • Plan learning experiences for children.
  • Effectively communicate with families.
  • Complete extensive training on childcare and child development topics.
  • Act as lead teacher when the lead teacher must be absent.


  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma
  • Experience working with young children
  • Clear background check
  • The ability to meet state and/or accreditation requirements for education and experience including being or becoming CPR and first aid certified
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors and engage in physical activity with children
  • Must be able to work Monday-Friday

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.