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About Northern California HERC

Vision 

To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment in Northern California.

Mission

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

Goals

  • Attract the most talented and diverse candidates to our member institutions.
  • Advance the efforts of member institutions to assist dual-career couples.
  • Promote Northern California higher education as an employment sector of choice.
  • Ensure our members remain on the cutting edge of best recruitment and retention practices.

NorCal HERC was established in 2000 as a collaborative response of colleges and universities in Northern California to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention.  NorCal HERC’s core values are excellence and diversity in Northern California’s higher education workforce and the promotion of work/life balance through assistance to dual career couples.

Who We Are

NorCal HERC is composed of a diverse group of public and private colleges and universities in Northern California that include research universities, doctoral and master’s institutions, affiliated medical schools and teaching hospitals, four-year colleges, and community colleges. Visit the NorCal HERC Employers  page for details about our member institutions.

Member representatives include institutional leaders, academic and faculty affairs professionals, human resources managers and administrators, diversity officers, dual career consultants, and work-life personnel.

NorCal HERC is governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions and administered by the NorCal HERC Coordinator.

Susan Morin
"Since becoming a member of HERC, in October 2006, the Colleges of the Fenway consortium has enjoyed the many benefits of this organization. HERC has provided us with a valuable recruitment tool enabling the six schools in the consortium to post all of our open positions on its website. It has also been useful in conducting faculty searches and we have hired many candidates who have seen our postings on the HERC website. Also valuable has been the opportunity to network and collaborate with over fifty institutions of higher learning on such critical issues as diversity and advertising. The annual diversity roundtable provides the opportunity to brainstorm ideas and address challenges we all face in the ever-changing work environment."

- Susan Morin, Human Resources Manager, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Colleges of the Fenway

Featured Member Institutions

NorCal HERC Member Directory