Think Together


Older Youth Leader

Status: Part-Time

Pay Rate: $17.25/hour

Older Youth Leaders (OYLS) work directly with an assigned class of approximately 20-25 students, acting as a positive adult role model, coach, and mentor. Older youth Leaders must have a genuine interest in the growth, development, and provision of a safe and nurturing environment for the students they teach. An older youth Leader’s ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience, will be required in giving our students the stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed. Ensuring that Think Together students reach their potential takes a tremendous amount of hard work, flexibility, and commitment.


Serve as a positive adult role model for older youth in the program through appropriate dress, speech, and attitude.
Provide homework assistance, academic enrichment and physical activity, using curriculum and materials provided by the program.
Create an engaging environment that fosters a sense of belonging that older youth want to be in.
Support older youth in making positive behavior choices and take disciplinary measures when appropriate.
Engage older youth by following, implementing, and assisting in creating lesson plans.


48 college semester or 60 college quarter units OR a Bachelor’s Degree are required
Ability to speak and write Standard English appropriate in a public school setting
Minimum age of 22
At least six months experience working with a group of 10 or more students in a classroom, afterschool, or recreation environment
Advanced Math and English skills (6 – 12 grade)
Excellent communication skills (Written and Verbal)
Support our English-learner population by being bi-literate (Spanish preferred)

Background Checks/Testing:

Must pass Live Scan (criminal background check via fingerprinting)
Provide a clear TB test
Pass Advanced Math and English skills (K –8) testing

Think Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

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