Posting Date: 4/23/18
University Staff Wage Position
Part-time (20 hours per week)
University of Virginia Career Center
University of Virginia
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 ranks 6th in the country on Peace Corps' list of 25 top volunteer-producing colleges in the large school category, with 62 recent graduates currently serving as volunteers overseas. Since Peace Corps' inception, 1,210 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 40 class talks or presentations, 10 of which target diverse populations on campus
- Complete 4 application workshops, which coincide with Peace Corps’ application deadlines in October, January, April and July
- Staff a recruitment table (e.g. university career fairs, other events with similar goals and/or tabling public, high-traffic areas on campus) 6 times
- Organize and facilitate 4 retention events (e.g. send-off/welcome back volunteer parties, friends and family events, Peace Corps Week celebrations, and/or RPCV panels).
- Hold 15 relationship-building meetings (weighted toward early in the fall semester) with 15 different key on-campus and community stakeholders that align with Peace Corps’ six sectors with the intention of gaining access to students
- Hold 10 relationship-building meetings with 10 different 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
- When applicable and following Peace Corps’ program guidance and policies, train and support Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors on campus during the academic year
- 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
The position is "open until filled" with the overall goal of screening and interviewing candidates starting May 4, 2018. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position will start in August 2018 with Peace Corps Recruiter trainings taking place online August 13-15 and August 22-25 (participation only required in one), and the UVA Career Center staff retreat taking place August 13-16 (participation encouraged). The position runs through the academic year (August – May), with the possibility of continuing the role in the following academic year.
Anticipated Hiring Range:
- $18.50 - $21.50 per hour depending on qualifications.
- A parking permit is provided for this Campus Recruiter position.
- 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
- Microsoft Office
- Knowledge of social media (in order to maintain Peace Corps Twitter and Facebook accounts)
- Must be able to work approximately 20 hours per week including provision of regular office hours in the UVA Career Center or outreach locations
- 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
How to Apply:
University of Virginia graduate students may apply via Handshake. All other candidates (internal and external) must apply via Jobs@UVa. A resume, cover letter and contact information for three references are required submissions.
Final selection is contingent on approval from the Peace Corps.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.