Student Staff Positions


New Start employs over 30 student employees as peer mentors, resident assistants and tutors to support incoming Wildcats during the six weeks of the summer program.  Please review the list of job descriptions below to see which positions fit your interests and use the link at the below to submit your application.




Our application process is simple.  Just answer the questions in our online application, and upload a resume to complete your application.  Then hit submit.  After that, select your individual and and group interviews.

For many of you, this application will be your first time applying for work.  Excellent!  If you have never created a resume, the office of Student Engagement & Career Development offers a number of resources like free templates and how to guides as well as in-person resume consultations at the Life Lab.

You can submit your application materials using the link at the top or bottom of this page.

Individual Interviews

As part of your application, you will sign up for an individual interview occurring March 26-March 29.  You will be prompted to sign up right after your submit your application.

New Start uses a multiple mini-interview format for individual interviews.  In this format, you will meet with 3 different interviewers for 7 minutes each.  You will have 2 minutes to review a prompt and then 7 minutes with the interviewer, followed by a 1-minute transition period.  The process then repeats two more times and you will be done.   Each session will last 30 minutes total, but you should arrive 15 minutes earlier to check-in and receive an overview of the process.

Whether this is your first time interviewing or not, we highly recommend reviewing the resources available to you as a student through Student Engagement & Career Development. Resources include interview tutorials and the opportunity to practice in the comfort of a location of your choosing via Big Interview.

Group Interviews

You will also need to register for a group interview.  The group interview is an opportunity for the New Start Coordinating team to see how you work with others.  New Start is a quick program, and it requires a strong team to support students during the summer.  The interview will have you participate in small groups in three or four different stations over the course of 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Interviews will be held April 2 and 3 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and you will only need to choose one session.  You will be given a link to sign up after you submit your application.

02/26/24 Application opens and reviews begin


03/25/24 Application closes at 12:00 pm
03/26/24 - 03/29/24 Individual Interviews
You only need to sign up for one 30-minute session
04/02/24 or 04/03/24 Group Interviews (5:00 pm to 6:30 pm each day)
You only need to attend one day
04/08/24 Decisions sent to applicants

To be eligible for a position with New Start, you must have completed two semesters of coursework before fall 2024 AND you must currently have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher from the University of Arizona.  You are also expected to maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher through this semester (spring 2024). 

We prefer to hire students with federal work-study, but if you do not have work-study, or are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid, you are still eligible to earn a position.

$15.50/hr |  30 hrs/week

All New Start positions pay $15.50/hour and are for up to 30 hours per week during the summer. 

If you have a question, please contact the Thrive Hiring Committee at


All the positions below begin with training on May 28, 2024 and will run for the entirety of the 2024 New Start program (ending July 19, 2024).  See individual position tab for a full job description and information.

We are looking to hire tutors to support students in the following courses: 

MATH 100, MATH 112, & MATH 120R 

ENGL 101, ENGL 101A



New Start is supported by Think Tank tutors. Apply via the Think Tank page for content area tutors or writing center tutors.  

SUMMER - Starts MAY 28, 2024 

Hourly Rate/Hours per week 
$15.00 per hour for approximately 30 hours per week (.75FTE) 

Job Summary 
Peer Mentors independently facilitate the discussion sections of HED 297A: Topics in Leadership for a group of approximately 15-20 students focusing on topics such as time management, stress management, and communication skills. In addition to their daily HED 297A discussion, Peer Mentors also hold 1:1 appointments with their assigned students, serve on program-wide event planning committees, and grade assignments.  

Typical Day for Peer Mentors 



Class prep time 


PM staff meeting 

11:00am-12:15pm (Mondays-Thursdays) 

HED discussion section 

10:00am - 12:15pm (Fridays Only) 

HED lecture 

2:00 p.m. (Fridays) 

All-staff meetings 

As scheduled 

Committee work & one-on-one meetings 

SUMMER - Starts MAY 28, 2024

Hourly Rate/Hours per week 
$15.00 per hour for approximately 30 hours per week (.75FTE) 

Job Summary 
Resident Assistants live on-campus in a university residence hall, helping ensure safety and providing social and educational programming for program participants. Resident Assistants are responsible for planning wing and hall programs, performing duty rounds, serving as a resource for the students in their wing, and managing the health and safety concerns for on-campus students. In addition to their role within the residence hall, Resident Assistants also serve on program-wide event planning committees.

Typical Day for Resident Assistants

TBD: RA Staff Meeting 



Hall duties as assigned 


Wing programs and meetings (as scheduled by RA) 


When on duty, rounds at 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (and 2:00 a.m. on weekends) 

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Su Casa Hall Programs 

2:00 p.m. (Fridays) 

All-staff meetings 

5:00 p.m. (Saturdays) 

"Family Dinners" with residents (rotational attendance)