Joshua Johnson

Professional Development

  • Plans events to help members advance their careers
  • Meets with job-seekers and reviews resumes
  • Manages Linkedin Group and shares jobs via social media and the weekly newsletter
  • Connects job-seekers to mentors

Josh Johnson, originally from Portland, OR, served as an Agroforestry Volunteer in The Gambia from 2009-2011 where he worked on food security as part of an NGO. He currently works in training at the State Department, which coincides neatly with his role as Professional Development director for RPCV/W. 

He has a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan U, and a M.A. in Anthropology from Washington State University. For fun he studies ancient Greek, and, alongside his wife, explores what DC has to offer.

Previous Board Positions: Professional Development, '13-'14

  • endorsed 2014-04-13 19:55:31 -0400
    I was matched with a mentor through this program and have found it a rewarding experience. Mentors help to make connections, give advice, and listen to ideas. Whether you’re looking to be a mentor or a mentee, sign up!

    Mentor Program

    Feeling like a fish out of water?

    Feeling like a fish out of water?

    The NPCA/Peace Corps Mentoring program was started in 2007 with a fundamental goal in mind: to connect recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers with RPCV mentors.

    Via phone, email and face-to-face meetings, these mentors help ease the difficult transition, provide a connection to the RPCV community at large, and say some of the most comforting words in the English language, namely, "I know what you're going through. I've been there."

    You must have an activated account with us and be logged in to use this service. Click here to join RPCV/W. First time membership is free for the first year.

    Mentors Mentees

    The buttons above will take you to the respective registration pages and then display lists through which mentors and mentees may contact each other. This is a vital resource and questions are welcome. Contact Courtney Dunham, RPCV/W's Outreach Director. 
    Have you found a mentor or a mentee? Please take a moment to leave an endorsement, so others may step up. You may update or edit your endorsement as needed.

  • commented on Attitude: Your most important asset 2014-04-08 10:47:39 -0400
    Thanks for the nice comment Ashley! I enjoyed writing it, and am glad to hear that you appreciate Josh’s Jobs. I agree 100% with you that maintaining perspective is important. Although the job hunt feels like it takes forever, in reality you have the rest of your life to spend in an office. . . so enjoy the process while it lasts.

Joshua Johnson
Board Member
First Country of Service
The Gambia '09 - '11
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