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As a HERC member, you will join a national community committed to fostering belonging in the workplace, where all faculty and staff can thrive. HERC provides resources, networking, and outreach programs to attract, hire, and retain a diverse and qualified workforce. Institutions can join the HERC network with an annual membership in one of our regional chapters or by starting a new chapter in your region. Once your institution becomes a HERC member, you and your colleagues can establish individual HERConnect portal accounts, post on our job board at HERCjobs.org, and review qualified candidates' resumes and CVs. You'll receive cutting-edge recruitment and training resources to support your human resources, faculty affairs, and diversity offices.
Harnessing our collective power, we reduce the costs of national recruitment advertising, outreach, and training while fostering regional collaboration between institutions and addressing local recruitment and retention challenges.
HERC will help your institution with:
Reach talented and diverse candidates through HERC’s OFCCP-compliant outreach efforts.
Assist dual career couples through HERC’s regional network of members and dual career job search tools on HERCjobs.org.
Inclusion in the Workplace
Connect with thousands of other higher education professionals through an online community of practice.
Create inclusive workplaces through HERC’s Member Resources, including trainings and toolkits.
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"This is a great electronic vehicle for connecting active and passive candidates with career opportunities not only for themselves but for their spouses/partners. The email notifications are a very proactive way to bring opportunities to candidates without them having to re-visit the site, the site visits them with the information they choose."
“HERC is an essential part of Harvard’s diversity recruitment strategy and commitment to helping dual-career couples. As a result of HERC we’ve recruited several outstanding new faculty and staff members and saved thousands through HERC member discounts.”
“Outreach to diverse candidates during recruiting is essential. HERC has partnerships with organizations whose constituents are women, minorities, GLBT, and disabled. Our campus knows that by posting jobs on the HERC website we are reaching an extremely diverse talent pool.”
“Harvard belongs to HERC for many important reasons. It facilitates member collaboration and its powerful job search website is an invaluable dual-career tool for the spouses and partners of our faculty and senior administrator candidates.”
Leigh Settlemoir DzwikAssistant Dean, School of Education and Human Services, Oakland University
"Being a member of HERC expresses the institutional value of collaboration with other higher education institutions and shows candidates that we are willing to reach out to the whole person as a hire, not just for the position itself."
The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is a nonprofit consortium of colleges, universities, and related groups committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education workforce. We serve over 700 higher education institutions, hospitals, labs, and affiliated employers united by a shared vision of cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive higher education workplace where people from all backgrounds and perspectives can thrive. 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 faculty and staff.