Preschool Assistant Teacher

Status: Non-Exempt - Full-Time, Hourly
Reports to: Youth Director
Starting Wage: $12/hour Based on Education/Experience


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Under the direction of the Youth Director, this position is responsible for assisting with educational activities in a classroom setting, student supervision and classroom management.


  1. Supervise and engage children enrolled in Y Preschool and Preschool Fit Kids Program
  2. Assist lead teacher in implementing daily plans and activities
  3. Assist lead teacher in setting up age appropriate classroom learning environment
  4. Supervise preschool Fit Kids staff during program hours and ensure all safety and policy regulations are followed
  5. Be knowledgeable of children’s daily activities and communicate with parents at pick up
  6. Maintain that classroom and all areas of work are safe, clean and organized
  7. Perform program duties, instruction, and direction of programs as schedule
  8. Adhere to all state, local and YMCA-YWCA health and safety standards and policies
  9. Maintain compliance with Iowa DHS Child Care Licensing Regulations
  10. Provide an understanding of the mission of the Marshalltown Y to staff and members
  11. Promote and represent the mission and core values of the Y in the branch and its programs
  12. All other miscellaneous duties assigned by Supervisor


  • AA/CDA or currently enrolled in related coursework
  • Experience in related field required
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess skills to operate standard office and computer equipment 
  • Must have high levels of enthusiasm, patience, and concern for all participants
  • Must be able to communicate with children, parents, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Must be able to stand, remain outdoors and maintain continual physical endurance for extended periods of time

For more information, contact Ashley Nelson, Youth Director at 641-752-8658 or