Hiring for summer 2020 START Leaders will begin in January 2020! Check back here at that time for a link to the job application.


Interested in learning more about the position before you apply? Attend one of our info sessions to learn more:

Monday, January 13, 2020, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. - room location TBA

Thursday, January 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - room location TBA


New Student Programs & Family Outreach is seeking to employ qualified, currently enrolled undergraduate students who are enthusiastic, hard-working and committed to assisting prospective and/or incoming students and their families through OSU’s START program. START is the summer advising and registration program for incoming students and their families. START leaders will take away new skills and experiences that will open doors and aid them in future careers and opportunities.


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment in a high profile position.
  • Excel as a team player while maintaining a high energy level, enthusiasm and stamina when working long days.
  • Possess familiarity with OSU resources and services.
  • Ability to facilitate small and large group discussions and activities.
  • Possess high level of maturity and an ability to use independent judgment.
  • Desire to make a difference in the lives of new students and their families.
  • Exhibit leadership, initiative, dependability, discipline and self-confidence.
  • Be ready to take leadership and communication skills to the next level.
  • Current undergraduate student, planning to continue in fall term 2020.
  • Must be an undergraduate degree-seeking student in good academic standing at time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at time of application and throughout employment.
  • Committed to attending all START programs and trainings (see below for dates).

Position Terms and Conditions

Length of Position

Candidates are considered START staff members effective the date of selection through the last START session. START sessions run June through early September. There will be additional opportunities to work outside of START sessions throughout September that will be offered but not required. All dates and times are given to the best of our knowledge and may change depending on finalization of the University calendar and START planning.

Required Training

All START leaders are expected to attend the following training dates:

  • START Leader Training Class - Spring Quarter 2020 on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:50 p.m. (2 credits). CRN will be given in hire letter.
  • START Leader Retreat - one Saturday in April 2020 - details will be given at a later date.
  • Summer Training will be June 15-18, 2020 - exact dates/times to be determined


  • Attend and actively participate in all START programs - dates below (no exceptions)
  • Assist with the implementation of advising and registration programs
  • Demonstrate team leadership, responsibility and effective communication skills
  • Facilitate small and large group meetings and presentations
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse populations
  • Provide excellent customer service to new students and family members by communicating accurate information
  • Assist new students in developing peer relationships, academic effectiveness, and personal adjustment to OSU through small and large group discussions, individual advisement and positive interactions


Each START leader will be paid $12.00 per hour. This will result in approximately $1,600 paid for all required START sessions & training. START leader pay will begin with June training. START leaders are not paid for time in class or the retreat. There will be optional opportunities to work additional hours to earn extra pay.

START 2020 Dates
START Leaders are required to be present for all dates.

  • June 22-23
  • June 25-26
  • June 28-29
  • July 6-7
  • July 9-10
  • July 13-14
  • July 15-16
  • July 20-21
  • July 23-24
  • August 24-25
  • August 27-28
  • August 31-September 1

Summer Classes

While you may take summer classes and work with START simultaneously, you are required to be at ALL START training and START sessions regardless of your class schedule.

Summer Housing

You must secure your own summer housing. Summer housing is not provided by New Student Programs & Family Outreach throughout the summer or training. You will be required to spend at least one night in the residence hall during one of the START sessions; you will sign up for this one night during class.

For questions contact New Student Programs at newstudents@oregonstate.edu


Equal Opportunity Employment and Accessibility Statement

The office of New Student Programs & Family Outreach does not discriminate against any qualified individual based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status in regards to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, or other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. If you require a job application in an alternative format or another accommodation based on a documented disability please contact New Student Programs & Family Outreach at 541-737-7627.