Graduate Assistantship Position to serve as UGA Peace Corps Recruiter

University of Georgia

About the organization

The University of Georgia, also referred to as UGA or simply Georgia, is a public flagship research university with its main campus in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is the oldest public university in the United States. The university is organized into 17 constituent schools and colleges offering more than 140 degree programs.Athens has consistently ranked among America's best college towns primarily due to its vibrant restaurant, bar, and music scenes


Responsibilities include:
Serve as a point of contact for individuals interested in serving as Peace Corps Volunteers and as
a liaison between UGA and regional and national Peace Corps offices
• Lead outreach and recruitment for Peace Corps and Peace Corps Prep on campus
including classroom presentations, info sessions, events, workshops, tabling, etc.,
following the details of the Peace Corps Recruiter contract
• Prepare the weekly listserv message for students interested in Peace Corps or Peace
Corps Prep
• Represent Peace Corps at events throughout the year including, but not limited to, career
fairs, study abroad fairs, and panels
• Provide monthly updates to the Global Education Director and quarterly updates to the
Peace Corps Advisory Board
• Monitor and manage student applications for Peace Corps Prep in the UGA StudyAway
• Advise students on Peace Corps opportunities, application process and resources
• Prepare regular reporting for the Peace Corps regional and national offices
• Continue building and making use of the large UGA and Athens area RPCV community in
support of recruitment activities
• Other projects as assigned by the Director


Required Qualifications:
• Prior service as a Peace Corps Volunteer
• Currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program at UGA
• Experience advising or working with university students
• Strong oral communication skills (ability to prepare and present information to groups of
5-300 within the university community and the community-at-large)
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent written communication skills
• Willingness to reach out to different people and university departments to educate about
Peace Corps opportunities
• Experience with event planning, collaboration, and outreach
• Proficiency in PC based software (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel)
• Attention to detail, high level of organization, and ability to work independently
• Strong tolerance of ambiguity and ability to adjust to changing environment
• Appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism
• Maturity, high level of professionalism, creativity, and be a self-starter
Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum of two years availability in the graduate program
• Flexible schedule to assist with various programming


Graduate Assistantship

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Other Important Points:
• Position start date is August 2019
• 20 hours/week
• Reports to the Director of Global Education
• Receives instructions and guidance from the UGA Peace Corps Advisory Board
• Must accept offer in writing and submit to Dr. Yana Cornish, at [email protected]
• Must submit necessary paperwork upon hiring to Mrs. Jeanine Meeler at
[email protected]

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