About Northern California HERC
To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment in Northern California.
NorCal HERC advances member institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples.
- 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.
"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."Share Your HERC Story