Position Information

Sep 10, 2020

Nov 1, 2020



Youth Leaders are the lead staff for the On the Road Collaborative middle and high school afterschool programs, and work with volunteers, teachers and families to deliver a high-quality program. Youth Leaders are responsible for leading youth through structured academic and enrichment programming.

*Manage a class of 12-15 middle or high school youth using a strong presence, clear, consistent learning procedures, and relevant and engaging activities

*Create a safe, positive learning environment that promotes our core values of focused effort, service, perseverance and courage

*Motivate youth to grow and succeed; getting to know each youth, providing encouragement and serving as a positive role model

*Serve as an academic coach; assisting youth with their homework, school assignments and helping them develop goals and organization skills

*Consistently prepared to implement lesson plans and teambuilding activities that consider the interests and needs of the group

*Communicate professionally with families, teachers and community members about the program and work with them to strengthen support for youth

*Direct volunteers and utilize their abilities to help you deliver quality programming

COVID-19 Pandemic Note:

At this time, most of our programming will be offered virtually, however, this position may involve in-person program services and would require a daily health screening, wearing a face covering, as well as other health and safety measures. On the Road follows the latest CDC and VDH guidelines.

Organizational Description:

On the Road Collaborative (On the Road) is a non-profit youth empowerment organization in Harrisonburg City. Our mission is to empower middle and high school youth by providing equal access to educational opportunities and hands-on career experiences. Through our unique after-school learning programs, we connect our youth to trusting adult relationships and equitable opportunities, enrich their lives with additional learning opportunities that inspire growth, and empower our youth to realize and fulfill their promise. Our programs are offered for youth at Skyline Middle School, Thomas Harrison Middle School and Harrisonburg High School. We serve more than 300 youth annually.



Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate the following characteristics:

*Knowledge of, and commitment to, the On the Road Collaborative program and mission
*Experience engaging, leading and/or teaching youth individually and in groups
*Commitment to youth development and achievement
*Willingness to learn students’ math and language arts content
*Passion for working in a diverse, driven team setting
*Takes initiative and is proactive in addressing challenges
*Proficient using Google Applications and Zoom
*Proficiency in Spanish or Arabic a plus

How to apply:

  Visit ontheroadcollaborative.com/work to learn more and apply


Hours per week
Typically between 5-12 hours/week

Specific hours
Must be available at least 2 afternoons/week (Monday-Thursday) generally between the hours of 3:00-5:00 p.m. and for bi-weekly Friday afternoon staff training's

Duration of position
Fall Semester (Minimum); Full Academic Year (Preferred)

Employer Information

Brent Holsinger




85 W. Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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