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Peace Corps University of Florida Campus Recruiter Graduate Assistantship (75792)

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Closing date
Jun 26, 2021

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Peace Corps University of Florida Campus Recruiter Graduate Assistantship (75792)

Gainesville, Florida
Open Date:
Jun 18, 2021
Close Date:
Jul 19, 2021

The Peace Corps University of Florida Campus Recruiter will increase awareness of Peace Corps Volunteer opportunities on campus through a variety of recruitment activities, including, but not limited to: delivering class or club presentations, tabling in public, high-traffic areas on campus and/or at career fairs, organizing and facilitating application workshops and retention events, and developing relationships with key stakeholders on campus. The Peace Corps recruiter will closely coordinate with and build on the work of the Office of Global Learning through its International Scholars and Peace Corps Prep programs. Depending on campus activities and recruitment events, evening and weekend hours may be required.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Distribute Peace Corps recruitment materials to individuals, groups, associations, faculty, and targeted populations
  • Complete class talks or presentations, some will target diverse populations on campus
  • Complete application workshop(s), which coincide with Peace Corps’ application deadlines
  • Work with the International Scholars Program/ Peace Corps Prep in the organization of Peace Corps promotion, marketing, and recruitment events
  • Staff recruitment table(s) (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 with different key on-campus and community stakeholders that align with Peace Corps’ six sectors, and with the Career Connections Center
  • Hold relationship-building meetings with 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
  • Post and hold regular office hours per week, both in person or virtual, to meet with potential and current applicants
  • Digitally collect leads at events, or as directed by the designated Peace Corps representative
  • Input partnership information, meetings and other pertinent details into specific Peace Corps systems, or as directed by the designated Peace Corps representative
  • Meet application and lead goals set by the Peace Corps
  • Write and submit an annual strategic plan, monthly, mid-year and final year reports
  • Complete mandatory virtual 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


Minimum qualifications

  • Must be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
  • Should be a UF graduate student. Graduate assistantship (with tuition support, health benefits, and salary) will be available.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills, including ability to give presentations, write reports, and advise students. Excellent public speaking skills are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of computer programs (excel, word, publisher) and other office equipment.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and manage time effectively.


Educational/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

Application Instructions:

Application packages must include the following: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) and three professional references. 
Review of applications will begin immediately.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  



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