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Current Positions

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 and contact with community members and professionals. 

Graduate Programs Co-Facilitator

Open to: UCSB Graduate Students & UCSB Alum

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.

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week


Application Due: July 31st, 2024

Marketing Roles

Open to: UCSB Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

This position is responsible for the Thriving Initiative’s professional marketing and social media management. They manage and create content for our Instagram and Facebook platforms. Their primary focus is spearheading the marketing of new and continuing Thriving Initiative programs to the community, along with other local resources and relevant information. Other opportunities within marketing include: posting flyers, contacting listservs, and executing tabling events on campus. There are various roles available depending on interest and experience. All experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Opportunities to engage directly with participants will depend on quarterly participation numbers.

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week

Application Due: July 15th, 2024

Contact with any questions. 

Graduate Programs Team

Hear From Previous Officers

Tony - Graduate Program Coordinator & Co-facilitator 2022

"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

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