Temporary - Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter - 12079BR

Temporary - Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter

University Career Center
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Peace Corps Strategic Campus (Strat) Recruiter will increase awareness of Peace Corps Volunteer opportunities on campus 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 campus and/or at career fairs, organizing and facilitating application workshops and retention events, and developing relationships with key stakeholders on campus. Depending on campus activities and recruitment events, evening and weekend hours may be required.

The Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter is a 20-hour per week unclassified temporary position for 40 weeks during the fall and spring semesters and approximately 40 total hours during the summer. The office and coordinator position are grant funded for a period of one year (August 1, 2018-July 31, 2019) with subsequent funding dependent on performance and available funds. The Peace Corps Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of University Career Center.

Departmental Description: The University Career Center offers a wide range of quality services designed to support and challenge students at all stages of the career development and implementation continuum. Our professional staff offer individualized advising services, quality career planning courses, outreach programming, the most comprehensive career resource collection on campus, and a range of opportunities to connect with the leading employers from around the country and the world.

Job Description

25% Promotional marketing and events:
  • Distribute agency approved brochures, posters, visual aids, and other Peace Corps recruitment materials to individuals, groups, associations, faculty, and targeted populations
  • 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).
  • Digitally collect leads at events, or as directed by the designated VRS representative
35% Presentations and workshops
  • Complete 40 class talks or presentations during the course of the academic year, 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
20% Relationship Management
  • 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
  • Post and hold at least 2 regular office hours per week to meet with potential and current applicants
15% Administration and Reporting
  • 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
5% Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  2. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
  3. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills as evidenced through an interview if offered, as this position requires a great deal of public speaking.
  4. Prior experience in networking and outreach.
  5. Experience working independently to see tasks through to completion with little supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in promoting programs and/or services.
  2. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication.
  3. Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
  4. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse people in a variety of situations.
  5. Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to see tasks through to completion with little supervision, as well as demonstrated event planning, public speaking and partnership-building experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:

A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
Resume or CV
3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications begins Monday, June 11th and will continue until a qualified applicant pool is assembled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Ann Hartley
785 864 4517

Advertised Salary Range

16.00 hourly

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University Career Center
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
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