Position Information

Aug 4, 2022

Oct 4, 2022



PROGRAM SPECIALIST POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program Specialist assists the Program Director/Coordinator in leading a middle or high school program site, and serves as a mentor and positive example for our youth.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Program Planning and Implementation: Work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, especially school-day teachers, Youth Leaders and volunteers, to ensure high-quality program implementation, continuous improvement, and achievement of goals.
  • Program Staff Support: Work closely with the Program Director/Coordinator to support a team of Youth Leaders resulting in a safe, positive and impactful learning environment for youth. Serve as a substitute Youth Leader as necessary.
  • Youth Mentorship, Coaching and Support: Motivate youth to grow and succeed through effective mentorship and coaching, and assist the Program Director/Coordinator with discipline matters.
  • Youth Recruitment, Attendance and Retention: Assist with efforts to recruit and retain youth in the On the Road program, and implement proven and innovative strategies that lead to consistent program attendance.
  • Family Outreach and Engagement: Build relationships with youth’s families, regularly communicating with them about topics, such as program goals, logistics, youth learning and growth, upcoming events, and ways to get involved.
  • Health and Safety Compliance: Ensure compliance with all On the Road, local and state procedures and standards, and the safety of all program youth.
  • Operational Logistics & Administration: Manage a variety of operational logistics and administrative responsibilities that may include but not be limited to: enrollment/attendance, facilities, supplies, grant reporting and transportation.


Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Commitment to the On the Road Collaborative mission, equity, and belief that all youth can learn and achieve at high levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, lead and instruct middle and/or high school youth individually and in groups.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders, including families, volunteers, school faculty and community partners, and provide outstanding level of service.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and problem solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented with organization and time management skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Proficient using Google Applications.
  • Valid Driver’s License and provide personal vehicle.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for special programming, such as field trips and Learning Showcase events.

How to apply:

Complete Application: ontheroadcollaborative.com/work-with-us
Questions? Email us at work@ontheroadcollaborative.com. Applications will be accepted beginning August 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The anticipated start date for the position is mid-September.

$18-$24/hour (based on qualifications and experience).

Hours per week
15-20 hours per week (including program, planning, and administrative duties).

Specific hours
The Program Specialist must be available Monday-Friday afternoons generally between the hours of 2:00-5:30 p.m. during the 2022-2023 school year.

Duration of position
2022-2023 School Year

Employer Information

Jen Yoo Gulliver




85 West Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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