August 11, 2022

We’d like to announce an opening for an undergraduate student as our 2022-2023 Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant Coordinator!  

The UW Resilience Lab is at the helm of promoting mental health and well-being at the University of Washington through education, research partnerships, and a range of programs and initiatives. We work to cultivate a compassionate community, where the holistic well-being of students, staff and faculty is engaged from awareness to action. 

Our goals are to support UW students in becoming change-makers on campus, to provide students, staff, and instructors with individual resilience skills, and advocate for policies and systemic changes that promote a more resilient and compassionate campus culture.  

Read the full description on Handshake. 

Program Description: 

 In partnership with the Campus Sustainability Fund, the Resilience Lab awards Seed Grants to support resilience and compassion-building initiatives that foster connection and community. These small grants support students, staff, and faculty in the creation of impactful activities, programs, projects, and/or research throughout the Husky community. 

Read more about the Resilience and Compassion Seed Grants here. 

Position Description: 

The Seed Grant Coordinator supports projects approved for the 2022-2023 academic year with. This includes tracking budgets, providing technical assistance, promoting projects via online platforms, and convening regular meetings for project leads. 

The Coordinator also oversees the 2023-2024 Seed Grant application process, promoting the application cycle, managing application review and section, and working with other Resilience Lab members to encourage the smooth transition of project funds.  

Hours: 14 hours/week (154 hours/quarter)

Compensation: $17.27/hour

Duration: 2022-2023 Academic Year

Location: Virtual/Remote, with occasional on-campus requirements

Supervisor: Megan Kennedy, Director – UW Resilience Lab 

Required Qualifications: 

We are seeking applications from undergraduate students who fully embrace the University of Washington’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Resilience Lab is committed to building and supporting an inclusive team who can bring these values into our programs that serve students, faculty, and staff.  

  • Full-time undergraduate student at the University of Washington – Seattle 
  • Interest in building resilient and compassionate communities 
  • Experience in grant writing and budget maintenance 
  • Work well both as a team member and independently 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

Read more about position responsibilities and requirements on Handshake. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by 8/15/2022 to Megan Kennedy, Resilience Lab Director, at Please reflect on what you’re hoping to learn through this position in your cover letter.