Thrive Center employs over 80 student employees as Peer Mentors and Student Assistants who clock over 2,500 hours of direct student contact throughout the year.  Please review the list of job descriptions below to see which positions fit your interests and use the link at the bottom of the page to submit your application.


To be eligible for a position in the Thrive Center, you must have completed two semesters of coursework before fall 2022 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 2021) and during your employment with Thrive Center next year. 

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.


All positions will pay $13.00/hour and can be for up to 15 hours per week, depending on applicant's availability.


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

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

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. 


July 15, 2022 Application opens and reviews begin
August 1, 2022 Application closes
August 3, 2022 Applicants notified of selection status
August 5, 2022 Hiring Paperwork Due
August 11-19, 2022 Required training for academic year staff.  *Specific dates/times will be sent by your supervisor.


Once hired, we require that you participate in your team's scheduled training program.  Your supervisor will give you more information at the time of hiring.  If you are also intending to serve as a resident assistant, or have another job that may conflict (marching band, etc.), please notify your non-Thrive supervisor that you need to be available for these dates. Our plan as of July 2022 is to conduct training in-person in August 2022.

All student and graduate student positions in Thrive Center are funded by your student services fees.  This means these positions, and the programs they support are examples of your Student Services Fees in action!  The Student Services Fee is a $75 fee per semester that is allocated by a board of undergraduate and graduate students toward programs that enhance the student experience and positively impact student life.

Thrive Center believes deeply in maximizing the funds we receive to fund student positions that help students develop important career skills while also providing a benefit to their peers and the broader campus.  Obtain the full benefit of the fees you pay by applying to work with Thrive Center, and encouraging your peers to take advantage of our services.

Apply to be a Board Member

Like working in Thrive Center, serving as a board member on the Student Services Fee (SSF) Board is an excellent opportunity to expand your skill set while playing a key role in determining how student fees are allocated.  You can apply through the Board's website.


All the positions below begin in August 2022 and will run for the entirety of the 22-23 academic year (ending May 2023).  See individual position tab for a full job description.


Thrive Peer Mentor

ACADEMIC YEAR - Starts Fall 2022

We have multiple peer mentor positions available within the Thrive Mentoring Program. Peer mentors, depending on years at UArizona and their experiences, will either be focusing on the first-year or second-year + student support.  

First-year component peer mentors meet with their student caseload of students at a biweekly rate for an individual meeting (Total of 6 meetings for the semester) and help facilitate a 2-unit course discussion in the fall and biweekly workshops in the spring. Second-year component peer mentors meet with their student caseload at a monthly rate for an individual meeting (total of 3 for the semester) and facilitate one workshop every month (total of 3 for the semester).

Community Coordinator

ACADEMIC YEAR - Starts Fall 2022

Community Coordinators support the development, implementation and assessment of programs, events, and services aimed at educating students on key topics and strategies to promote success at the University and for adulthood. They utilize their student perspective to inform the creation of engaging events, workshops, and activities. They attend and execute campus-wide and office-wide events and sessions that center  student experiences.

Community Coordinator