Graduate: Peace Corp Strategic Recruiter

The Career Center

About the organization

The Career Center, a unit within Student Affairs, exists to empower career choice and action by coaching and supporting Illinois students, while connecting them to opportunities, as they make career decisions and learn lifelong career management skills. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.

Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.


Distribute agency approved brochures, posters, visual aids, and other Peace Corps recruitment materials to individuals, groups, associations, faculty, and targeted populations
Complete class talks or presentations, a certain number which targets diverse populations on campus
Complete regular application workshops, which may coincide with Peace Corps’ application deadlines
Staff recruitment tables (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 (weighted toward early in the fall semester) with different key on-campus and community stakeholders that align with Peace Corps’ six sectors with the intention of gaining access to students
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
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 regular office hours per week to meet with potential and current applicants


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.


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
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


Once enrolled in a graduate program, the student will be governed by the tuition waiver policy in effect at the time of their first enrollment in that program, as long as they remain in that program, are in good academic standing, and are making appropriate progress towards graduation in that program, even if later modifications to the program should occur.


The wage is $2,144.44 or the minimum campus wage for assistantship

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested candidates must submit their resume and cover letter in a single PDF document to Samantha Potempa at [email protected] Please put “Peace Corps Campus Representative” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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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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