How the Program Works

Volunteers are continuously needed to make the Recruitment Ambassadors Program run smoothly and successfully. Eligible staff members who volunteer for this program will be coached in employment recruitment activities and may choose different levels of involvement with the program.

Departments wishing to offer this service to job candidates may contact the Recruitment Ambassadors Program Coordinator to schedule a Recruitment Ambassador. Through personal contact and participation in campus-sponsored events, Recruitment Ambassadors familiarize candidates with the University of Iowa and the community, act as liaisons between candidates and the university, and showcase various outstanding attributes of the University of Iowa.

Other Recruitment Ambassador activities include participating in job fairs about two times a year for approximately four hours each or, at a minimal level, distributing brochures about employment at the University of Iowa in their communities.

Participation in the program and all release time from work for Recruitment Ambassador activities must have the prior approval of the staff member’s immediate supervisor.

Recruitment Ambassadors serve in a voluntary capacity, subject to the discretion of the program coordinator.  Volunteers may serve during paid release time, upon approval of their supervisors.  However, as a volunteer activity apart from normal work assignments, no additional compensation will be provided to Recruitment Ambassadors under this program.