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Welcome to the Central Midwest HERC

The Central Midwest HERC connects talented professionals with the region’s best colleges, universities, hospitals, government/non-profit organizations, and members of private industry, listing hundreds of jobs from our member institutions.

Our member institutions are committed to diversity hiring and dual-career couples, and our jobs cover the broadest spectrum of business functions, academic disciplines, and career stages. Our job search resources are free and open to the public. If your institution is interested in membership details, please contact us.

Our website offers:

  • Simplified Job Searching – improved search filters, alerts, and a simplified user interface
  • Enhanced Dual-Career Options – easier ways to link your job search and your partner’s
  • CV / Resume Builder – convenient uploading, formatting, and saving functionality
  • A Searchable Job Portfolio – the ability to upload more materials for better exposure to employers
  • Google Maps – mapping integration allows quick assessments of potential commuting and relocation
  • Mobile Access – access to your account and search functionality while on the go.

If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or observations about our site, please share them.

We’re here to help – good luck in your search!


News and Upcoming Events

Next Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Grand View University, 1200 Grandview Avenue, Des Moines
  • Topic: Importance of Campus/Community Partnerships to Grow Employee Diversity and Assist Dual Career Couples. 
    • Tentative break-out sessions: 
      • Unconscious Bias in Recruitment and Retention;
      • Maximizing HERC Membership Benefits;
      • The Importance of Assisting Dual-Career Couples
      • Recruiting Diverse Employees in Rural Areas
      • Diversity Recruitment in Health Care Environments

For more information, please visit our meetings and events page.


Welcome New Members!

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Interested in becoming a Central Midwest HERC Member? 

To receive a free Central Midwest New Membership Packet, email the Central Midwest HERC Director or call 319.335.3991.

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