Become a Youth Leader

Our mission depends on compassionate and dedicated Youth Leaders who help us create an equitable after-school environment and build authentic relationships with our youth. They are the lead staff for our programs, working in a supportive and driven team environment to help set underserved youth on the road to college and career.

Youth Leader Shares How On the Road Makes a Difference

Become a Youth Leader

​As a Youth Leader, you gain invaluable experience working with diverse middle or high school youth and have the opportunity to grow as a professional. Our supportive and fun environment is a perfect place to build your skills as an educator and leader while getting to empower the lives of young people in our local community!

Your primary responsibilities as a Youth Leader include:


Manage a class of about 15 middle or high school youth and facilitate a variety of academic and enrichment learning environments.


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


Motivate youth to grow and succeed, which means getting to know each youth, providing encouragement, and serving as a positive role model.


Serve as an academic coach, assisting youth with homework and school assignments, while helping them set and work toward goals.


Partner with volunteers to help deliver quality programming.


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

You can find a full job description here.

“As a JMU college student, On the Road provided me a unique opportunity as a Youth Leader to be a committed professional in the local community. I interacted with a wide range of stakeholders from teachers to volunteers to families and saw first hand the impact On the Road has on the young people we serve.”

— Avery Coleman, Graduate, JMU


Interested in gaining invaluable experience while impacting our next generation?

Apply today to serve as a Youth Leader! Complete the Online Employment Application and email us your resume at:

We will be in touch shortly if we would like to proceed with an interview. Thanks for your interest in On the Road!

On the Road Collaborative (“On the Road”) is an equal opportunity employer. On the Road provides equal employment opportunities (“EEO”) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. On the Road complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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