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! 

Current Open Positions: 

UCSB Lead Program Co-facilitator and Coordinator

UCSB Thriving Program Co-facilitator

Program Assistants

 

Applications for the 22-23 school year will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 PM.

Contact apply@thethrivinginitiative.org with any questions. 

UCSB Chapter Vice President of Operations

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 Lead Program Co-facilitator and Coordinator

This position serves as the point-person for Thriving, Not Just Surviving, a workshop series for survivors of interpersonal violence. The Lead Program Coordinator and Co-facilitator coordinates and co-leads the seven-week keystone series. Potential responsibilities, shared among 3 coordinators include: corresponding with interested participants, recruiting community clinicians to lead workshops, and tracking logistics to run the workshop series smoothly such as ordering supplies, and arranging the space. 

 

This position is eligible for a need-based stipend. 

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

Estimated time commitment: 8-10 hours per week

UCSB Thriving Program Co-facilitator

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 Assistants

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

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
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"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

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"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

Applications for the 22-23 school year will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 PM.

Questions?
Contact: apply@thethrivinginitiative.org

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