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Join an Existing HERC

HERC membership is open to all accredited institutions of higher education whose main campus is located within the geographic scope of an existing HERC. Some HERCs also welcome non- and for-profit organizations that share or support the HERC vision and mission.

When you join HERC, you'll help your institution achieve lasting results by gaining access to a rich network of peers at neighboring institutions in your region, advanced job board and dual career search technology, greater exposure for your open positions, and access to a highly educated and unusually diverse pool of jobseekers. Add the free professional development conferences and webinars that keep you up to date on cutting edge recruitment and retention strategies and tools, and the purchasing power that comes with pooled resources, and you may wonder why you waited so long!

Joining an existing HERC is quick and easy.

  1. Visit the Regional HERC page to determine if there is a HERC that covers your geographic region. Every HERC is unique. Some HERCs may encompass only a major metropolitan and surrounding area, others may cover all or a portion of a single state, while others may cover portions of many states or an entire region.
  2. If you see a HERC whose geographical scope includes your area, contact the Regional Director via the email link to request additional information. The Director will send you a packet of information and schedule a telephone meeting to provide a more in-depth view of that particular HERC and answer any questions you may have.
  3. If you decide to join, an invoice for the membership fee will be sent to you and the regional Director will begin the process of integrating your institution into the consortium.
  4. Job posting accounts (no-cost) for the individuals at your institution who handle the actual postings will be set up immediately and your organizational presence on the website (logo, institutional profile, links to you home page) can be established in a matter of days. If your institution will be posting positions manually, the HERC Director will provide an online demonstration of the very user-friendly process. If your institution will be uploading your jobs via an automated batch process, the HERC technology vendor will work directly with you and any third party you may be using to set up the specifications and coding for the batch upload. As soon as your jobs are posted, your HERC Director will show you how to access your job posting statistics so that you can monitor performance.

Welcome to HERC!

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

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