Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter - 20 HRS/Week - Hourly

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

About the organization

The University of Texas at El Paso is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. It enrolls nearly 25,000 students in 168 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 9 colleges and schools. With more than $100 million in total annual research expenditures, UTEP is an R1 research university, a designation given to the top 5% of colleges and universities nationally, and ranked fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.


• 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 4 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 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
• 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 at least 2 regular office hours per week to meet


This position requires candidates 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.


• Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
• Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
• 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
Applicants must be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV).


$15 per hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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