JumpStart Leaders (JSLs)

JumpStart Leader 2023 Applications are now closed! Apply again next Spring 2024!

What are JumpStart leaders (JSL)?

JSLs are student ambassadors during freshmen orientation. They play an important role in welcoming first-year students to our campus. JumpStart Leaders:

  • Work with a group of 15-25 first-year students during the week of JumpStart (9/17-9/22)
  • Facilitate group activities
  • Lead out with ice breakers and/or team building activities
  • Provide tours of campus
  • Answer questions about campus and college life
  • Help take attendance at both general and breakout sessions
  • Check-in students at the cafeteria
  • Help incoming students connect with faculty, staff, and current students
  • Become a peer leader
  • Share your knowledge and experience of WWU
  • Share your survival tactics

Why become a JSL?

  • Earn $15.74 per hour
  • Make a meaningful impact to new students
  • Meet new friends
  • Free JumpStart merchandise
  • Free food!
  • Paid Training
  • Receive mentorship
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Get invaluable leadership experience


  • Be a returning student
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have good communication skills
  • Knowledgeable of campus resources
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of students
  • Be available for JumpStart Leader Training (9/14-9/15)
  • Be available for JumpStart Week, including some evenings (9/17-9/22)


Previous JumpStart Teams


For more information:

Carlyle Tagalog
JumpStart Coordinator
(509) 527-2890 or
(509) 527-2132
Canaday Technology Center Room 311