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Open Officer Positions
Services and Programming Team

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. If you are interested in helping create our program curriculum, interact with therapists and community providers, or lead one of our healing workshop series, these positions are for you! 

All positions are volunteer positions. Undergraduates may be 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:  

UCSB Chapter Vice President 

UCSB Thriving Program Co-facilitator (several openings)

Program Assistant (several openings)

Graduate Programs Coordinator & Co-facilitator (several openings) 

To express interest in joining our team, submit an application below!

Contact with any questions. 

UCSB Chapter Vice President of Operations

Open to: UCSB Undergraduate Students 

This position serves as the backbone of the internal operations for our UCSB Officer team and is the catalyst to creating effective survivor-centered change within our community. The Vice President of Operations’ primary responsibility is to plan, schedule, and host bimonthly UCSB team chapter meetings. In addition, this position instigates and oversees community-based initiatives, provides guidance to the service and programming team, and may serve as a co-lead for the multi-week workshop series, Thriving, Not Just Surviving, when participant interest is higher than normal.


This position is eligible for a need-based stipend. 

Estimated time commitment: 6-10 hours per week

UCSB Thriving Program Co-facilitator

Open to: UCSB Undergraduate Students 

Program Co-facilitators work with our dedicated programming and services team to offer inclusive, accessible, and supportive programs to student survivors of interpersonal violence, including co-leading our seven-week workshop series, Thriving, Not Just Surviving. They collaborate with and support the program coordinators and correspond directly with program participants weekly in the workshop, and as needed via email to offer additional support. 


This position is eligible for a need-based stipend. 

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

Estimated weekly time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Program Assistant

Open to: UCSB Undergraduate Students 

This entry-level position helps the team maintain current programs and create new projects that align with the Thriving Initiative’s mission statement. They come up with programs and events to gather ideas, develop proposals, and transform them into tangible programs. Program Assistants will have the opportunity to work closely with the Vice President of Operations in ensuring that all programs run smoothly. This position works behind the scenes in programming, requiring less participant interaction than the other positions in services and programming. 

Graduate Programs Coordinator & Co-facilitator

Open to: UCSB Graduate Students & UCSB Alumni 

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: 4-7 hours per week


Hear From Previous Officers
Photo of Anthony Muñoz.

"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, President & Thriving Co-facilitator 2021

Photo of Jasmine, Thriving Co-Facilitator 2021.

"The Thriving Initiative team consists of some of the most compassionate and hardworking people I know. It's such a privilege to be able to support our participants with their healing, and to do so with a group of kindhearted people who are focused on providing a safe, comfortable, and genuinely helpful environment for all is beyond heartwarming. Being part of the Thriving team has taught me how to be even more survivor-centered in my allyship, and it has shown me the impact that community has on resilience."

- Jasmine, Thriving Co-facilitator 2021

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Services and Programming Team

Currently Accepting Applications for the 23-24 school year!


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