TPE Volunteer Opportunities

Help Make The Placement Exchange a great experience for all!

We have many volunteer opportunities year-round, as well as at TPE Virtual Event, where you can assist in a variety of different areas. Take a look at the volunteer descriptions listed below and complete the sign-up form to express your interest.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in making The Placement Exchange a great experience for all candidates and employers!



TPE Event Volunteer Signup Form

TPE Virtual Event Volunteer Opportunities

Are you or someone you know interested in volunteering for the TPE Spring Evente? The list below provides more information about the different volunteer opportunities to choose from.

Sign Up Here

Candidate Coach

Support candidates over the course of the week through short drop-in coaching sessions providing feedback, support, and advice on their interview experiences and to make adjustments and prepare for their next round interviews.

  • Eligibility: Presenters should be practicing professionals or faculty with 3+ years of full-time experience in Student Affairs or retired professionals or faculty with 15+ years of full-time experience.
  • Coaching Dates/Times: Drop-In Coaching will take place on interview days during the Virtual event from 10am - 12pm EST and 3pm - 5pm EST.
  • Deadline: Coaches should complete the volunteer application by Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Selected coaches will be scheduled no later than Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Event Roundtable Presenter

Support the development of both candidates and interviewing teams by presenting on topics related the recruitment, interview, and offer processes. Candidate Sessions should be geared towards entry-level, mid-level professionals and senior-level professionals who are job searching. Employer Sessions should be geared to members of search committees/interviewers, hiring managers, and department HR liaisons.   

  • Eligibility: Presenters can be practicing professionals or faculty with 3+ years of full-time experience in Student Affairs or retired professionals or faculty with 15+ years of full-time experience. Presentation topics and presenters will be determined in advance of the event. 
  • Session Dates/Times: Sessions will take place on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 1pm - 3pm EST. 
  • Deadline: Presenters should complete the volunteer application by Friday, February 18, 2022. Selected presenters will be notified no later than Friday, February 25, 2022.

Wellbeing Support & Coach

Support candidates and interviewing teams over the course of the week by offering wellbeing initiatives and coaching in the "The Well."  In The Well, they'll be able to join to listen to relaxing music or join a breakout room for a guided grounding exercise, chair meditation, or short conversation with a wellbeing coach. 

  • Eligibility: Coaches should be current wellbeing practitioners or certified wellbeing coaches with 2+ years of full-time experience. Graduate students currently being supervised in wellbeing center are eligible with the support of their supervisor. 
  • Wellbeing Dates/Times: The Well will be open on interview days during the virtual event from 10am - 12pm EST and 6pm - 7pm EST. 
  • Deadline: Coaches should complete the volunteer application by Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Selected coaches will be scheduled no later than Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  

TPE Academy: Candidates

  • Attend TPE Virtual as a candidate and attend the TPE Academy workshops
  • Be an active participant in the goal setting process and follow through on all assignments as outlined in the TPE Academy Curriculum
  • Respond to all materials received from the TPE Candidate Development Subcommittee in a timely manner
  • Maintain meaningful contact with your coach via phone, email, and/or virtual meetings
  • Be prepared and on time for all virtual meetings with your coach
  • Participate in scheduled virtual engagement office hours hosted by the TPE Candidate Development Subcommittee
  • Participate in the entirety of the TPE Academy experience (February 2021-May 2021)

Interested in participating in the TPE Academy? Apply Here

TPE Academy: Coaches

  • Full-time practitioner with at least 3 years of experience post-masters
  • Be an active participant in the goal setting process and follow through on all assignments as outlined in the TPE Academy Curriculum
  • Respond to all materials received from the TPE Candidate Development Subcommittee in a timely manner
  • Assist your candidate in their job search process by...
    • Establishing and reviewing goals
    • Utilizing the TPE Academy Curriculum
    • Sharing any additional resources/literature from your personal repertoire
    • Encouraging candidate to participate in virtual engagement sessions offered by the TPE Candidate Development Subcommittee
  • Maintain meaningful contact with your candidate via phone, email, and/or virtual meetings
  • Encourage/provide connection opportunities through your professional networks and association involvement
  • Participate in scheduled virtual engagement office hours hosted by the TPE Candidate Development Subcommittee
  • Participate in the entirety of the TPE Academy experience (February 2021-May 2021)

Interested in serving as a coach?  Apply Here

The Virtual Candidate Development Fellow 

The Virtual Candidate Development Fellow (Virtual Fellows) seeks to provide on-going virtual resources to support Candidates (between 1-3 years of experience) in higher education/student affairs. By leveraging social media and platforms, Virtual Fellows will aid TPE in creating a robust communication and engagement plan.

Apply Here!

Year-Round Opportunities

TPE Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Don't wait for the annual event to get involved

We have many volunteer opportunities between now and the TPE Virtual Event where you can assist in a variety of different areas. Take a look at the volunteer descriptions listed below and complete the sign up form to express your interest.

Sign Up Here 

TPE Candidate Coach (extended volunteer role)

Do you have experience reviewing resumes? Offering Interview Advice?  Have you gone through a successful search? Consider the opportunity to serve as a "coach" to registered TPE Virtual Event candidates. Pre-TPE Virtual Coaches do not need to attend TPE to serve as a Coach. The goal is to have coaches mentor candidates for the month prior to TPE to give advice, review a resume, and help them make connections.  In addition, TPE Coaches will maintain virtual engagement with their candidate throughout the Spring term/search process.  

Virtual Round Table Presenter

A Virtual Roundtable Presenter presents on topics via webinars geared towards entry-level professionals or mid-level professionals. This online presentation would be geared towards preparing a candidate for the job search and/or transition into the field or a new student affairs role for a mid-level professional.  TPE Roundtable Presentations take place throughout the year and leverage a virtual setting.

Eligibility: You must be a professional with 3+ years of full-time experience in Student Affairs. Presentation topics and presenters will be determined a minimum of 4weeks in advance in order to schedule the webinars on certain dates and times in the calendar year. 

Featured Blog Writer

Write a blog post to be featured on the TPE website geared towards entry-level and mid-level professionals and/or employer/recruiting teams.

Resume Reviewer

Review candidate resumes in advance of the TPE Virtual event and/or throughout the year as a TPE Resume Reviewer. TPE Committee members will pair resume reviewers with TPE Candidates. Resume Reviewers are expected to provide timely feedback to TPE Candidates along with advice using email, phone, or video conferencing. If selected to review resumes, members of the TPE committee will reach out to help facilitate the process.