THANK YOU! ADVANCE Center and Human Resources Presentation Summary • • • • About HERC HERC Programs and Benefits Current Projects Q&A HERC: Jobs in Smart Places! The mission of HERC is to advance the efforts of member institutions to recruit the most outstanding and diverse faculty, staff and administrators, and to assist dual-career couples. Background • HERC stands for Higher Education Recruitment Consortium • Non-profit association, founded in 2000 by campuses in Northern California to address dual-career and diversity challenges • Now in 18 regions representing more than 25 U.S. states and the District of Columbia • Over 600 member institutions, including public and private colleges and universities, teaching hospitals, government labs and agencies, and other entities with a related mission. Background, cont. • Regional & national HERC websites promote member visibility • National coordinating office handles technology, advertising, marketing, partnerships and new HERC outreach • Regional membership is at the institutional level. Dues cover all HERC benefits and discounts • Typical HERC member representatives come from Human Resources, AA/EEO and the Provost’s Office HERC Organizational Growth 18 Regions + National HERC Office 2000: Northern California 2003: Southern California 2005: NJ/Eastern PA/DE 2006: New England 2007: National HERC 2007: Metro NY & Southern CT 2007: Upstate NY 2007: Greater Chicago Midwest 2007: Michigan 2007: St. Louis 2008: Mid-Atlantic 2008: Upper Midwest 2011: North Texas 2012: Greater Oregon 2012: South-Gulf-Central Texas 2013: Greater Washington State 2014: Greater Colorado 2014: Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia HERCs Under Discussion: • Tennessee • Georgia • Mississippi • South Carolina Dual-career: Formal Network of Campuses within a Commutable Distance • 14 accredited institutions of higher education in Harris county. • 9 accredited institutions of higher education in adjacent counties • 70 accredited higher education institutions within our HERC region, most with three or more others within a daily commute. • For faculty jobs, especially adjunct, “commutable” distance can be much greater. Diversity Recruiting Regional & national jobs websites Conference attendance that reaches higher ed minority jobseekers National advertising targeted to reach minority jobseekers in academe Partnerships with minority serving associations & publications Diversity Recruiting: National Advertising to Reach Minority Jobseekers in Academe National HERC Advertising 2010 - 2013 New York Times Academic Network HBCU Connect New York Times editorial Indeed Insight into Diversity Sciencecareers.org Google Adwords & Content Network MilitaryVetJobs.com Psychcareers.com Pubget WorkplaceDiversity.com National Society of Black Engineers Diverse: Issues in Higher Education American Political Science Association Modern Language Association Monitor on Psychology (APA) American Sociological Association Facebook Latinos in Higher Ed American Historical Association Hispanic Outlook Modern Language Association of America NCORE Diversity Recruiting: Partnerships & Conferences National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education Diversity Recruiting: Outreach at Diversity Conferences HERC reaches out to scientists, scholars, and other professionals who are: • Women • Minorities • Veterans • People with disabilities • And members of the GLBT community Professional Development: Regional Member Meetings/Speakers Professional Development: Free Member Webinars Upcoming: Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent through Tuition Assistance & Scholarships Thursday, October 16 at 12:00 Central Time Previous: • • • • • Developing a Diversity Scorecard Disclosing Disability: What You Need to Know Academic Couples: Opportunities and Strategies Caregiver Support in Higher Education Social Media Minefields in Higher Education …and many more! HERC Website Upgrades 2013 Updates: • Upgraded look and feel • Enhanced data on applicants and jobseekers • Increased ADA compliance • More content & tools for jobseekers & members • Integration with social media • Mobile friendly 2014 Updates: • Improved Dual Career Functionality 2015 HERC Website Plans • Enhanced jobseeker communications, including ealerts about jobs, career fairs, conferences that HERC will attend, and new resources. • Department of Labor collaboration to “pre-approve” HERC as a way to satisfy recruitment requirements. • More feeds to other job boards. • Saved searches and job alerts. • HERC app for smartphones. • External review – functional testing by a 3rd party. HERC Partnership with DirectEmployers Central HERC office has been negotiating a partnership with DirectEmployers (DE), a non-profit HR consortium of employers. Upon completion of testing, HERC member jobs will be distributed to several hundred diversity focused-sites at no additional cost to our members. Testing has been ongoing since this summer. DE expects to have all HERC member jobs (excluding member institutions that use PeopleAdmin) distributed to their network by the end of September. PeopleAdmin institutions present additional difficulties and can expect their job postings to be distributed through DE by January 2015. HERC Dues Central HERC dues for South Central Gulf Texas are currently $25,000 per year. This is the amount charged to all HERCs of 10 or more members. As part of a national dues restructuring, our dues in FY2016 could be reduced by as much as $7,000, resulting in significant savings that we could put toward jobseeker outreach, career fairs and advertising. More information on this topic will be known after the national board meeting at the end of October. HERC Board Central HERC holds two national board meetings per year. Each regional HERC can send two board members to these meetings. Our original board members were selected through a discussion among the founding members, but we will be opening this opportunity to a vote in January 2015. Board members must agree to serve on at least one national HERC committee and must agree to attend both national meetings in person or via phone conference. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity or would like to nominate a colleague at your institution, let me know. HERC Offices Regional - Regional Website & Data Management - National - HERC-wide Website & Data Management - Member Meetings & Conferences - National Advertising & Marketing - Member Communication & Relations - National Conference Attendance - Dual-Career Collaboration - New HERC Development & Regional HERC Assistance - Regional Webinars - Partnership Program - Regional Advisory Board & Subcommittees - National Advisory Board & Subcommittees South Central Gulf Texas HERC Our Members Cost of Membership • The average annual cost of HERC membership is $3,000 per institution. • Most regions have a tiered dues structure and smaller campuses pay less and larger campuses pay more. South-Central-Gulf Texas HERC bases member dues on IPEDS count of benefits-eligible employees. • In our structure, dues fall between $1,500 - $5,000. • National HERC is a non-profit. Regional dues cover operating costs. • Individual institution dues are set by the HERC region. • Dues can be split between HR and Faculty Affairs. • The average number of member institutions in a regional HERC is 34. South-Central-Gulf Texas HERC History • January 2012 Kickoff Meeting • May 2012 First Spring Mini-Conference • August 2012 Contract signed; SCGTX HERC is Official • October 2012 First Fall Mini-Conference • January-February 2013 Soft launch new website • January-July 2013 New member outreach, funded by HERC Development Grant South-Central-Gulf Texas HERC History FY2014 • Finalize member job feeds to HERC site • New member outreach • Jobseeker outreach – Spring/Summer South-Central-Gulf Texas HERC History South-Central-Gulf Texas HERC – FY2015 FY2015 • Member outreach in Galveston, Austin, San Antonio • Jobseeker Outreach – Local Advertising • • • • Houston Chronicle Austin Statesman Bryan/College Station? Brenham? South-Central-Gulf Texas HERC – FY2015 FY2015 • Jobseeker Outreach: – Promote HERC on our campuses – Career Fairs • Communications Career Fair – Fall 2014 • Veterans Career Fair – Spring 2015 • Corporate Partners • National Board Member Elections Q&A Discussion Contact the National HERC Office Nancy Aebersold Executive Director National Higher Education Recruitment Consortium 831.336.4406 [email protected] www.nationalherc.org Contact South-Central Texas HERC Ann Pino Director, South-Central-Gulf Texas HERC HR Manager, University of Houston 713.743.5915 [email protected] Thank you!