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The New Jersey - Eastern Pennsylvania - Delaware HERC region welcomes new members! We represent the New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware region in a growing network of over 700 higher education and affiliated employers across the nation that are working to advance equity and excellence in our workplaces and across the higher education workforce.

Watch our video below with member interviews to learn more about HERC’s impact. 

 

 

 

Do More with HERC

HERC WILL HELP YOUR INSTITUTION:

  • Reduce the high cost of recruiting with unlimited job postings on HERC’s job boards, automatic cross-posting to Google for jobs, and with negotiated savings on recruitment services from our partners. 

  • Reach talented and diverse candidates through HERC’s job board, direct OFCCP-compliant outreach at diversity and disciplinary conferences and job fairs, and targeted advertising campaigns.

  • Create inclusive workplaces through online and in-person staff training, sharing best practices at regional meetings, and exclusive diversity and inclusion toolkits.

  • Assist dual-career couples through HERC’s regional network of members, online dual-career job search tools on our website, and printed materials for employee recruitment packets.

Stronger Together

There’s never been a better time for institutional collaboration. Working together we can create systemic change and harness our collective power to develop innovative tools that can be shared and leveraged, so we are all better equipped to cultivate a talented workforce as diverse as the people we serve.

Next Steps

To be a member, institutions must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an accredited institution of higher education or non-profit organization located in NJ, eastern PA or DE.
  • Pay membership dues to NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC.
  • Maintain current and accurate listings of open academic and staff positions on the NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC website.
  • Collaborate with fellow members in assisting dual career partners.

In addition to increased visibility for their commitment to diversity and inclusion, members receive cutting-edge recruitment and training resources to support their human resources, faculty affairs, and diversity offices.

For more information please email the NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC Director.

Erik Smetana
"The relationships I have been able to develop through the HERC allowed for a very quick turnaround in regards to collecting best practices information from other schools that enabled our HR department to go into a negotiation much better prepared."

- Erik Smetana, Manager: Recruitment, Compensation & Org. Development, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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