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About New Jersey - Eastern Pennsylvania - Delaware HERC

Vision

To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Mission

The NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources.

Goals

  • Promote awareness of the NJ/Eastern PA/DE Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
  • Share successful methods and best practices for addressing recruitment and retention issues, including issues related to partner placement and diversity.
  • Develop and promote a collaborative employment website for faculty and staff positions at member institutions in NJ/Eastern PA/DE.
  • Attract the most talented and diverse candidates to our member institutions.
  • Advance the efforts of member institutions to assist dual-career couples.
  • Promote NJ/Eastern PA/DE higher education as an employment sector of choice.
  • Ensure our members remain on the cutting edge of best recruitment and retention practices.

Membership Benefits

  • Become featured on the only comprehensive higher education employment website in the NJ/Eastern PA/DE area
  • Receive unlimited access to posting faculty and staff jobs
  • Reach job seekers directly with e-mail job alerts
  • Assist dual-career couples with the website's ability to conduct dual-career searches
  • Broaden your applicant pool
  • Gain coverage in press releases, media events, and marketing and advertising efforts
  • Network with other institutions at members-only meetings
  • Exchange information on best practices in recruitment and retention, partner placement and diversity
  • Help shape the future of the NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC
Doug teDuits
"HERC is a critical aspect of our institution’s recruitment and retention strategy. With HERC membership, the University of Houston, Downtown is reaching a highly educated and diverse talent pool for our jobs and contributing to OFCCP compliance. We have also benefited from HERC partnerships with vendors that offer significant savings on products and services. Regional member meetings allow us to share ideas, trends, and best practices with colleagues at institutions in the region. HERC membership is a great investment that returns a high yield in dividends."

- Doug teDuits, Assistant Vice President for Talent Management and Affirmative Action Officer, University of Houston, Downtown

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