Diversity Recruitment for Staff
- Allow additional recruitment time, if necessary, to attract a diverse candidate pool.
- Use a variety of recruitment sources.
- Think like a coach. Coaches go out and find the talent they need. They don’t put ads in the paper and then sit back and wait.
- Have people of color and women on search committees. If that is not possible, assign the role of affirmative action liaison to one of the committee members.
- Create student internships and/or part-time positions for women and people of color until regular positions open for which these individuals can be actively considered.
- Write position descriptions to ensure that they attract the widest possible range of candidates.
- Beware of the trap of measuring everything against one standard. Candidates who got their degrees later in life or from historically Black institutions, candidates who worked part-time when their children were young or whose experience is off the beaten path, may bring rich experience and diverse backgrounds to the campus.
Resources to assist you:
The University of Michigan has an unlimited job posting subscription with HigherEdJobs.com.
By using the following logon information, you can post an unlimited number of jobs to the account at no cost. To post a position, go to HigherEdJobs.com and click on "Employer Login" which is found on the right of the screen.
In the "Login" box, enter:
Historical Black Colleges & Universities Career Center http://jobs.hbcuconnect.com
LatPro (Hispanic & Bilingual Professionals)
Los Saludos (Hispanic Employment site)
Hispanic Outlook Magazine