Introduction to Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

Michigan State University: Championing Diversity & Inclusion as the Michigan HERC Lead Institution

Explore HERC’s free career resources to get help with career planning, networking, leadership, and access to other professional development articles and webinars.  HERC’s job board lists open faculty, staff, and executive positions at member institutions which include community colleges, 4-year colleges, universities and affiliated teaching hospitals, research labs, and institutes. The job postings include occupations ranging from campus operations to provosts to admissions staff. This is a great resource for anyone including those looking for dual hire placements.

As a HERC member, Michigan State University employees have access to a robust suite of webinars, blog posts, and toolkits to elevate DEI practices, in a community with 5,000 other higher education professionals. Visit to create a free HERConnect login or contact Maranda Holtsclaw ( for more information and to take advantage of these resources! 


Herc Connect iconLaunched in 2018, HERConnect is a centralized hub for sharing best practices about diversity and inclusion in higher education. HERConnect hosts a vibrant, virtual network of  HERC members, who collaborate to support dual career  families and share innovative ideas from their workplaces. Register for your free account by filling out the form

Search Committee Toolkit

graphic of two people talkingFaculty members can be great allies for advancing inclusive  recruitment. HERC’s Search Committee Training Toolkit,  consisting of four short films and accompanying worksheets,  introduces your hiring committees to equitable recruitment  practices.

Virtual Recruitment Toolkit

Our newest member resource, curated with content from many HERC member institutions, this toolkit provides tips, best practices and guides for inclusive hiring in a virtual environment.

Member Webinars

graphic of people art in boxes HERC’s professional development webinars share  perspectives from leaders in the field of diversity, equity, and  inclusion in higher education. For HR professionals, webinars count towards HRCI and SHRM continuing education. In  FY20, 1,380 HERC members viewed our 18 webinars. 

Regional Meetings

Regional gatherings—whether in-person or, lately, virtually—  offer HERC members the chance to build local connections  while diving into a topic related to equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Job Seeker Outreach and Support

job seeker iconHERC helps you reach talented and diverse candidates through our job board, direct OFCCP-compliant outreach at diversity and disciplinary conferences and job fairs, and targeted advertising campaigns. 

Additional career resources

Contact Maranda Holtsclaw ( for more information.