Position Information

Aug 7, 2023

Sep 7, 2023



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 about 15 middle or high school youth using a strong presence, clear, consistent learning procedures, and relevant and engaging activities throughout the program duration.
  • 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.
  • Actively participate in all required in-person trainings/meetings, and perform other duties as assigned by site leadership.


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 aged 11-18, individually and in groups.
  • Dependability and commitment to regular work attendance.
  • Positive attitude and is proactive in addressing challenges.
  • Commitment to youth development and achievement.
  • Passion for working in a diverse, driven team setting.
  • Willingness to learn students’ math, science, language arts, and/or social studies content.
  • Proficient using Google Applications.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Arabic a plus.

Additional Information:

The Youth Leader Job Description & Application are available online at: ontheroadcollaborative.com/work-with-us Questions? Email us at work@ontheroadcollaborative.com. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. After an application is submitted online, we will be in touch within two weeks if we’d like to proceed with an interview. The anticipated start date is early-to-mid September.

How to apply:



Hours per week
6-12 hours per week (includes planning/meeting times)

Specific hours
Youth Leaders must be available at least 2 afternoons per week (Monday-Thursday) and for bi-weekly Friday afternoon staff trainings during the 2023-2024 school year.

Duration of position
Full year (2023-2024 school year) candidates preferred, fall only candidates acceptable.

Employer Information

Jen Yoo Gulliver




85 W. Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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