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Graduate Programs Team

Open Officer Positions
Graduate Student Programs

The Thriving Initiative is always looking to create opportunities to share new forms of healing with survivors of interpersonal violence and allies in our community. We are proud to have launched a healing series just for Graduate students in the Fall of 2021. If you are interested in creating access to impactful program curriculum, interacting with therapists and community providers, and leading one of our healing workshop series, this position is for you! 

All positions are volunteer positions. Graduates are offered a nominal quarterly stipend to offset the cost of pursuing volunteer work. Successful volunteering provides a unique opportunity for professional development (including the possibility of letters of recommendation).  

Current Open Positions: 

Graduate Program Co-facilitator and Coordinator (several openings)

Applications for the 23-24 school year will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



Contact with any questions. 

Graduate Programs Coordinator & Co-facilitator

This position serves as a workshop leader for our graduate student healing program - Thriving, Not Just Surviving, a healing workshop series for survivors of interpersonal violence. The program co-facilitators lead each workshop and collaborate on workshop logistics to provide a positive experience for all participants.

This volunteer position is open to graduate students and UCSB Alumni of all identities.  

This position is eligible for a need-based stipend. 

Estimated weekly time commitment: 4-5 hours per week


Hear From Previous Officers

"Being a survivor is hard. One of the hardest journeys a person can be forced to embark on. Everyone that comes into the space seeking healing and community is incredibly powerful. Survivors are strong. Creating a space for survivors to come together, and to even be excited to come into the space speaks volumes to my soul."

- Tony, Graduate Program Coordinator & Co-facilitator 2022

Photo of Myah, Graduate Program Co-facilitator 2022.

"It has been such an honor to support the The Thriving Initiative by working with their graduate student cohort. The participants were engaging and consistently spoke of the empowering and safe community we created together. They were all open and receptive to the providers and were able to be transparent about their experience with us: both positive and negative. Participants spoke of how this allowed them to allocate time in their busy, hectic weeks for self care and reflection- a rarity in a competitive graduate program. By the end of the cohort, participants were sad to see the zoom room close and yet were still able to hold space for each other's end of the year accomplishments. Truly a beautiful sight to be a part of.

- Myah, Graduate Program Co-facilitator 2022

Applications for the 23-24 school year are being reviewed on a rolling basis.


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