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Vision, Mission, Programs & History

Vision

To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment worldwide.

Mission

HERC advances member institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples.

Programs

HERC’s mission is accomplished through the following:

  • Comprehensive regional and national higher education jobs websites
  • Member collaboration on facilitating dual-career employment and state-of-the art dual-career search technology
  • Partnerships with associations, societies, and publications that serve women and minorities
  • National advertising campaigns to promote the HERC websites
  • Conference attendance to reach out to women and minority jobseekers with a special emphasis on STEM professionals
  • Professional development opportunities for members, including regional member conferences and webinars
  • HERC member discounts with key higher education vendors

Strategic Plan

In 2013, the HERC Advisory Board established a Strategic Plan to advance the Vision and Mission of the Organization from 2014 through 2018.

History

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) was founded in the spring of 2000 by colleges and universities in Northern California that sought ways to collaborate on addressing dual-career and employment outreach challenges at their campuses. HERC was established as a member governed non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

Based on HERC's success, since then, HERC’s have developed in 14 additional regions, representing over 600 institutions throughout the United States. A central coordinating office was established in 2007.

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“HERC membership offers the University of Wisconsin River Falls online recruitment advertising, help for our dual-career couples, professional development meetings and webinars, and member discounts. All of these benefits are included in very affordable annual membership dues.”

- Donna Robole, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin River Falls

Organizational Membership

Join the foremost community of human resources, diversity, and faculty development leaders who collaborate to recruit the most diverse and talented workforce.

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