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Peace Corps Campus Recruiter (Staff Wage or Grad Student Wage)

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Since 2005-2006 the University of Virginia has maintained a contractual agreement with the Peace Corps and has provided professional campus recruitment services through its Career Center. The Peace Corps Campus Recruiter (hired by UVA and paid by the Peace Corps) works with the Peace Corps Recruiting Office to provide information about Peace Corps volunteer service opportunities to the University of Virginia campus and surrounding communities.

The University of Virginia has ranked in the top three in the country on Peace Corps' list of top volunteer-producing colleges in the large school category, with recent graduates currently serving as volunteers overseas. Since Peace Corps' inception, over 1,000 UVA alumni have served in the Peace Corps.

Overview: The Peace Corps Strategic Campus (Strat) Recruiter will increase awareness of Peace Corps Volunteer opportunities on Grounds and in the surrounding community through a variety of recruitment activities, including, but not limited to: delivering class or club presentations, tabling in public, high-traffic areas on Grounds and/or at career fairs, organizing and facilitating application workshops and retention events, and developing relationships with key stakeholders at UVA. The Strat Recruiter has a dual reporting line to the Senior Regional Recruiter for Peace Corps and the Associate Director for Public Service and Government Community and Global Careers at the UVA Career Center. As a member of the Career Center Team, the Strat Recruiter will develop recruitment activities in line with the Public Service and Government Community, an industry-specific advising unit within the Career Center.

Depending on campus activities and recruitment events, evening and weekend hours may be required.


* Distribute agency approved brochures, posters, visual aids, and other Peace Corps recruitment materials to individuals, groups, associations, faculty, and targeted populations
* Complete class talks or presentations including talks targeted to diverse populations on campus
* Complete application workshops, which coincide with Peace Corps' application deadlines
* Staff a recruitment table (e.g. university career fairs, other events with similar goals and/or tabling public, high-traffic areas on campus)
* Organize and facilitate retention events (e.g. send-off/welcome back volunteer parties, friends and family events, Peace Corps Week celebrations, and/or RPCV panels).
* Hold relationship-building meetings (weighted toward early in the fall semester) with key on-campus and community stakeholders that align with Peace Corps' six sectors with the intention of gaining access to students
* Hold relationship-building meetings with key on-campus diversity departments and leaders (multicultural/diversity offices, student transfer offices, student life offices, scholarship program offices, club leaders, Greek leaders, etc.) with the intention of gaining access to students
* Post and hold at least 2 regular office hours per week to meet with potential and current applicants
* Digitally collect leads at events, or as directed by the designated Volunteer Recruitment & Selection (VRS) representative
* Input partnership information, meetings and other pertinent details into specific Peace Corps systems, or as directed by the designated VRS representative
* Meet application and lead goals set by the Peace Corps
* Write and submit monthly, mid-year and final year reports
* Complete mandatory virtual or in-person Strat trainings
* Respond to Peace Corps and campus staff in a timely manner, as well as attend regularly scheduled meetings initiated by the Peace Corps
* Other duties as assigned

Depending on campus activities and recruitment events, evening and weekend hours may be required. The position is "open until filled" and candidates will be screened on a rolling basis with an immediate start date available following successful completion of background checks. The successful candidate will fulfill the current year contract (through July 31, 2022) with the intention of continuation into the next academic year (August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023) with the option for (3) more additional years, if contract continuation is offered by the Peace Corps. The successfully candidate will also attend Peace Corps trainings in August and September and the UVA Career Center staff retreat August 16 and 17, 2022. This position will primarily work on Grounds, with some flexibility for working virtually when classes are not in session.

Anticipated Hiring Range:

* $20 - $25 per hour depending on qualifications.
* An E3 parking permit is provided for this Campus Recruiter position.

Required Qualifications:

* Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV)
* High school diploma or equivalent
* Time management skills with ability to work with great autonomy
* Organized and able to meet deadlines
* Experience preparing and delivering presentations in small and large groups
* Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as presentation skills
* Ability to advise/communicate on an individual level
* Experience with virtual meeting platforms like Zoom to conduct virtual meetings with students
* Must be able to work approximately 20 hours per week including provision of regular office hours in University Career Services

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree is preferred
* Exceptional marketing skills
* Outreach and networking experience

Educational and Professional Benefits:

* Develop strong organizational skills
* Utilize and practice public presentation and promotion skills
* Experience working with a governmental agency, campus offices and organizations
* Networking opportunities with Peace Corps as with other governmental, community and professional organizations

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Jen Krahn, HR Specialist, at

How to Apply:

Please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume, Cover Letter and the Contact information for 3 references. Search on requisition number: R0036839.

Final selection is contingent on approval from the Peace Corps.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements---and---guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Peace Corps Campus Recruiter (Staff Wage or Grad Student Wage), Human Resources , Charlottesville, Virginia

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