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University of Michigan, Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. On October 14 at 2:00 a.m. Sen. John F. Kennedy, presidential candidate, stood on the steps of the Michigan Union and challenged 10,000 U-M students to serve this country by serving those in developing nations. As a result of U-M student activism, JFK proposed the creation of the Peace Corps one week before the election. The Peace Corps came into existence through executive order in March 1961.


The UM Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter manages the operations of the University of Michigan Peace Corps Office. The Peace Corps Strategic 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. 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 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 5 relationship-building meetings with 5 different key on-campus diversity departments and leaders (multicultural/diversity offices, student transfer offices, student life offices, scholarship program offices, club leaders, etc.) with the intention of gaining access to students
  • Post and hold 5-8 office hours per week to meet with potential and current applicants
  • Digitally collect leads at events, or as directed by the designated 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 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 has a dual reporting structure and reports to the Assistant Director for Global Engagement and Education Abroad (GEEA) team at the International Center as well as to the Regional Peace Corps Office.

For more information about the Peace Corps office at the International Center, visit:


This position requires candidates to have 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. Due to the office management involved with this job, preference will be given to candidates with previous management experience. Preference will also be given to applicants graduating no earlier than May 2025.


  • Must be an enrolled graduate student Bachelor’s degree in any discipline Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills as this position requires a great deal of public speaking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Confidence in networking and outreach
  • Comfort using Google Slides and Google Docs
  • Knowledge of U-M campus resources and organizations a plus

Final selection is contingent on approval from the Peace Corps.

Application instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in this position to Kelly Nelson ([email protected]).

Before responding to this announcement, please review the RPCV Career Link Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of every position posted to the jobs board and we ask everyone to use caution when contacting and/or sharing information with any organization while seeking employment. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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