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Welcome to the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC). Our institutions are committed to helping job seekers identify employment opportunities and cultural resources within the geographic region.  The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium provides the largest higher education job board in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin, listing all open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities.

As a non-profit consortium of higher education employers, our sole aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions.

To learn more about living in the Upper Midwest, vist our regional information page.

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Jobseeker Webinars

Get ready for the recruiting season by participating in two webinars, "The Academic Job Search:  Presenting Yourself on Paper,"  (August 25th, 12:00 CDT) and "The Academic Job Search:  Presenting Yourself in Person," (October 27th, 12:00 CDT).  Details and registration.

Member Training

“Assessing and Advancing Campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” Friday, November 18th, 8:30-3:00, Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  ­­­­UMW HERC and the NADOHE Upper Midwest Chapter are cooperating to provide diversity training for administrators, faculty, and staff from HERC and NADOHE institutions.  In the morning, Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, University of Michigan, and co-author, The Chief Diversity Officer:  Strategy, Structure, and Change Management, and a panel of UMW diversity officers will address methods for assessing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In the afternoon, Dr. Wade-Golden will lead a workshop on developing effective institutional diversity plans.   Additional information







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UMW HERC covers Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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Designed specifically for the jobseeker, the HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.&nbsp;Click&nbsp; <a href=''>here</a> to subscribe.
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    Getting results from networking events requires a focus on creating partnerships with other professionals instead of attending every event, writes Derek Coburn. This can be accomplished on a smaller scale by hosting small events and asking attendees to bring a guest. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (9/26)
    28 Sep 2016 12:25:12 CDT
  2. How a pay cut can help your career path

    Taking a pay cut can help your career when you use it to help refocus your goals, reassess your value, manage your work-life balance and even improve your budgeting skills, writes John Rampton. Making less money also allows you to look into new industries and opportunities you might have missed while seeking jobs based mainly on salary. Fast Company online (9/26)
    28 Sep 2016 12:25:12 CDT
  3. Finding the best time to ask about salary

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    28 Sep 2016 12:25:12 CDT
  4. Survey: HR pros expect to invest in benefits, wellness tech

    An annual survey of HR and benefits professionals showed that many employers are considering investments in benefits enrollment and administration technology as well as employee benefits portals. The survey found 27% targeted wellness enrollment technology, and for those who had wellness tracking or analytics, 55% were very satisfied or satisfied with it. Employee Benefit News (9/25)
    28 Sep 2016 12:25:12 CDT
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