Alumni Support Officer at CorpsAfrica

Alumni Support Officer at CorpsAfrica

CorpsAfrica is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by a former Peace Corps Volunteer seeking to recognize and build on Peace Corps’s enormous success by offering the same transformative experience to emerging leaders in Africa – giving them the chance to be a part of the solution for their own countries. CorpsAfrica applies some of the best approaches to international development, including empowering local communities, promoting collaboration among NGOs and our development partners, monitoring and impact evaluation. 

Statement of Work

Alumni Support Officer

The year 2023

Coordinates with:Position Brief:Organization Overview:The Alumni Support Officer will report directly to the Deputy Country Director but will work closely with all the organization’s departments.The Alumni Support Officer will directly support the success of former CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers in their personal lives and professional careers. He/She will develop a solid framework of communication for CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer alumni, develop opportunities for alumni to stay involved with CorpsAfrica, and provide professional support services to alumni, including hiring events and professional development opportunities.Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty.



Specific responsibilities:

  • Create opportunities for alumni to stay involved with CorpsAfrica/Rwanda and support currently serving Volunteers by offering advice and guidance on sites, projects, day-to-day obstacles, or anything relating to their service
  • Implement the Alumni Association Handbook developed by the Alumni Coordinator.
  • Maintain a database of all former CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers to showcase their stories, skill sets, and contact information, as well as an active database for employers to post positions
  • Contribute to two organization-wide primary communications for the alumni community: the “My CorpsAfrica Story” podcast and a quarterly alumnus newsletter.
  • Develop a schedule of events supporting the personal and professional development of all former CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers.
  • Oversee the collection of materials to produce annual yearbooks for Volunteers.
  • Follow up on Volunteers who participated in the Entrepreneurship Incubator and Scholarship Match programs to understand how the opportunities benefit them. fund
  • Support creative and innovative efforts led by alumni, develop ideas that were inspired by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda service, and provide entrepreneurship and social innovation training, workshops, exhibits, receptions, and conferences.


  • Successful completion of CorpsAfrica service or any other volunteering service for a period of one year or more, serving in rural areas with an NGO/INGO.
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English is required; fluency in French would be an added advantage
  • Highly collaborative style and demonstrated ability to work with many people.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, presentation, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of CorpsAfrica is required, with a desire to support youth leadership, participatory community development, impact evaluation, transparency, and accountability


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “Last Name,First Name –The Alumni Support Officer”) to, with “Last Name – The Alumni Support Officer ” in the subject line.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in Rwanda and should not require employment sponsorship. Only complete applications will be considered. 

Deadline to apply is March 25th 2023.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CorpsAfrica encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.