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Inclusive and equitable recruitment, hiring, and retention practices are crucial to fulfilling the academic missions of our member institutions. In addition to fulfilling our growing workforce development needs, having faculty and staff with different backgrounds and perspectives can lead to innovative solutions, better decision-making, and healthy workforce retention.We believe an inclusive higher education workforce depends on systemic change best achieved through institutional collaboration, the development of innovative tools that can be shared and leveraged, and an engaged network of committed professionals.
HERC is a nonprofit consortium of higher education institutions, hospitals, labs, and affiliated employers united by a shared commitment to cultivating and retaining a talented workforce as diverse as the people we serve. Institutions can post jobs on the hercjobs.org job board or join HERC with an annual membership in one of our regional chapters and receive exclusive benefits.
As low as $360 per job posting*
Expand your reach to talented, diverse candidates who are looking for higher ed employers committed to diversity and inclusion. Job postings are live for 60 days and packages are available for institutions not ready for membership.
* Single package = $400; 3-package = $1,200; 5-package = $1,800
As low as $2,000 per year*
HERC membership offers so much more than a job board. In addition to unlimited job postings with no expiration date, you’ll build connections and access timely, member-driven resources to bolster your recruitment and retention efforts.
* Tiered membership dues based on institution size
Elizabeth Ancarana Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University
“HERC is a key organization for diversity recruitment and retention efforts, particularly in providing dual-career resources and advancing DEI initiatives in higher eduction. Harvard has served as the host institution for the New England HERC since its inception and we are proud to be an active and long-serving member of HERC both regionally and nationally.”
Dr. Saint Rice Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis
“HERC has proven to be one of the leading organizations that understand the HR challenges in higher education. HERC has intentionally explored the relevant data on job satisfaction, workforce values, and hiring trends…HERC has provided valuable resources for smaller institutions that have limited resources…Members enjoy virtual seminars on various topics that have proven valuable for personal and professional growth.”
Milagros (Millie) Rivera Director of Faculty Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being at George Mason University
“I am the Director of Faculty Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being at my university and part of my work is to support our university’s goal of having a more diverse faculty. I have found the webinars offered by HERC to be relevant, useful, and highly engaging… I appreciate this organization’s work in support of my role in the DEI space and share their webinar and newsletter with numerous DEI champions at my university.”
Anne Remington Assistant Director of Talent Recruitment at Washington and Lee University
“I especially appreciate the community of colleagues I have met through HERC. The HERConnect portal has provided opportunities to ask questions, share information, and learn what others are working on at their institutions. In addition to the online discussion forum, the webinars, and toolkits are always of high quality.”
These university and system offices act as lead and partner institutions for our regional HERCs. They serve as champions of our shared mission to cultivate and retain a talented workforce as diverse as the people we serve.
By prioritizing diversity, you draw a wider pool of job candidates and improve employee retention. Your efforts to create and support an inclusive workplace attract top talent, boost employee morale, strengthen collaboration, and foster a sense of belonging. Become a HERC member today and gain access to: (1) resources that support job seekers in obtaining and advancing in higher education careers, and (2) opportunities for dialogue to promote equitable and inclusive recruitment and retention policies and practices. Check out our membership FAQs.
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