Program Assistant

REPORTS TO:  Boys or Girls Program Director


PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:If you’re considering a career where you work with children and families, or want to work in a field such as counseling, social work, education or ministry, the Eagle Ranch Program Assistant job opportunity may be perfect for you. This is a 2-year position that provides you training, professional experience, leadership development, and skills that will benefit your personal and professional relationships. Becoming an Eagle Ranch Program Assistant is a life-impacting, meaningful career opportunity where you’ll learn just as much about yourself, deepen your relationship with Christ and make a difference in the lives of children and families. As a Program Assistant, you’ll join a Home Team in our residential program. Each home cares for up to five children and is staffed by a Houseparent Couple, Licensed Counselor and a Program Assistant. You’ll help mentor the kids in your home, engage with their families, and work in many aspects of the Eagle Ranch program, which includes education, counseling, training, and a lot of fun!


  • Career Development: Grow professionally with opportunities to advance your career.
  • Christian Community: Be part of a team that shares your faith and values.
  • On Campus Housing: Live right where you work, eliminating long commutes.
  • Meals and Food: Save on groceries with access to our fully-stocked, on-campus food pantry.
  • Access to the Wellness Center, Trails, and Lakes: Stay fit and relax in nature.
  • Work-Life Balance: Manage your professional and academic commitments effectively.
  • Competitive Benefits Package: Including medical, dental, vision, and more.


  • Foster an understanding of what it means to live by biblical principles while encouraging a child to an individual faith in Christ.
  • Offer spiritual guidance and mentorship to Eagle Ranch children and families from a biblical worldview.
  • Participate in team meetings and staff meetings, trainings, staff chapel and other related activities.
  • Plan and implement group development and recreational activities for kids in the program.  
  • Assist in facilitating the group process in the home, helping to build communication and relationship skills among the children.
  • Help communicate with the children’s parents regarding the progress of their child and encourage them to embrace the treatment program.
  • Communicate regularly with the Houseparent Couple and Counselor to assist with the implementation of the program.
  • Work with children when Houseparents are absent and during weekly date nights.
  • Assist in teaching physical education or other duties at Eagle Ranch School.


  • Regularly attend church and have a clear Christian testimony.
  • Enjoy participating in Christian community.
  • Passion to work with children.
  • Teachable spirit and desire to learn.
  • Flexible and adaptable. Able to adjust to sudden schedule changes.
  • Able to learn and put into practice discipline and behavior management skills.
  • Enjoy an active lifestyle, including outdoor activities.
  • Good verbal communication skills.


  • Follower of Christ and agree with Eagle Ranch Statement Faith.
  • Preferred 4-year college degree or related professional experience (college seniors seeking employment upon graduation may apply).
  • Be at least 21, have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and able to drive a 15-passenger van.
  • Live on campus in gender-specific housing with other Program Assistants.
  • Written spiritual and personal references.
  • Good Christian character, physical health and emotional maturity.

Ready to apply? Take the first step and send your resume and cover letter to the attention of John Cunnings (for male applicants) and to Jeannine Keller (for female applicants) at with the subject line: Program Assistant.