Join the GRIT Team

Thank you for your interest in the GRIT Peer Coaching Program. Recruitment for the peer coach position is now open for the 2018-2019 academic year. Application deadline is this Friday, January 26th by 11:59pm.  The job is posted on Bruin View, but we are having technical difficulties with that system! Please email us directly to send a cover letter and resume plus 3 references. 

Being a Peer Coach

Working as a peer coach is a fantastic opportunity if you enjoy supporting students and want to learn more about the coaching framework. GRIT peer coaches are supported in developing their leadership and administrative skills, and well as their own personal growth and well-being. Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply!


What Do I Gain as a Coach?

Being a GRIT peer coach offers a lot of benefits and is an extremely fulfilling job. Significant learning and growth occur during coach training, both in skill building and in fostering self-awareness. The skills learned here are transferable to a wide array of opportunities by preparing you for leadership, accountability, and excellent relational skills, and by providing hands-on experience in peer resilience support. During the training, peer coaches learn how to self-assess and self-regulate and develop several life skills that help to successfully pursue academic and personal goals. Training topics include:

  • Fixed & Growth Mindset
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Schemas, Self-Talk, Emotions & Behaviors
  • Emotional & Psychological Wellness 
  • Assessment & Active Listening
  • Mindfulness & Meditation 
  • Cultural Humility
  • Goal Setting & Prioritization
  • Healthy Communication & Relationships 

In addition to this paid service experience, you will learn about the many resources and opportunities that UCLA has to offer students, including UCLA Career Services, Consultation & Response Team, Ashe Health and Wellness Center, the Center for Accessible Education, all BRC Programs, and much more. Coaches attend trainings by campus partners, including CAPS, CARE, and the LGBT Center. After becoming a coach, the learning process continues through our weekly GRIT meetings.


How to Apply

We are currently recruiting our new cohort of GRIT Peer Coaches! Coaches will participate in 40+ hours of training during spring quarter of 2018 and will coach for the full 2018-2019 academic year. During training, coaches will cover skills such as stress management, emotional & psychological wellness, mindfulness & meditation, healthy communication & relationships, and much more! Please see the job details below:

  • Applications are due on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 11:59pm.
  • You can apply to be a GRIT Coach today on BruinView (ID # 960985)! Please submit a 1-page cover letter and your updated resume to be considered for an interview. In your resume, we ask that you include 3 references (academic or professional). We are having technical difficulties with Bruin View! Please email your materials to us directly
  • The pay for undergraduate students is $12/hr, and the pay for graduate students is $14/hr. Coaches work approximately 10 hr/week.
  • To become a GRIT Peer Coach, you must be available for mandatory coach training sessions during spring quarter. Possible training times are Tuesday & Thursday from 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm or 4pm-6pm. 
  • Learn more at our information session on Thursday, January 18th at 5pm in the Transfer Center (Kerckhoff Hall 128)!



"GRIT has proven to me that even in times of immense challenge, the foundations of self-love, self-care, and communication will always help me to persevere and grow stronger. Within the community of GRIT, I am never alone and I am constantly learning how to love my happiest, most fulfilling life."
-Avalon, GRIT Coach 2016-18. 

"GRIT has taught me how to commit to my own healing and growth, even at times when I feel stuck, powerless, and depressed. My journey through this program has given me trust in myself, the ability to create boundaries and accountability, and the capacity to support my community. GRIT is my family, and I am so grateful to have such vibrant and beautiful people in my life."
-Maya, GRIT Coach 2015-18.