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Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Michigan State University is proud to be a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), a nonprofit consortium of 700+ colleges, universities, and related groups committed to being sites of belonging, where all faculty and staff can thrive. Learn more at

HERC membership includes HERConnect, 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 and share innovative ideas from their workplaces.  Career planning and job search resources support networking and leadership development. Michigan State University is a HERC member. As an MSU employee, you have access to HERConnect and their robust suite of professional development tools including webinars, regional meetings, blog posts, ebooks and toolkits to elevate DEI practices. HERC can help reach talented and diverse candidates through their job board, direct OFCCP-compliant outreach at diversity and disciplinary conferences and job fairs, and targeted advertising campaigns. 

To learn more about HERC contact Maranda Holtsclaw at

All MSU employees can use this form to register for a free HERConnect account to access HERC’s member tools and resources. 

Maranda Holtsclaw

Maranda Holtsclaw

Director, Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
Michigan State University, Office of Faculty & Academic Staff Affairs
(517) 884-7313

Meet Maranda

HERC AT A Glance

HERC Toolkits

HERC offers toolkits for hiring and for training search committees. The Hiring Toolkit presents inclusive and equitable recruitment and hiring practices. The Virtual Hiring Toolkit provides tips, best practices and guides for inclusive hiring in a virtual environment. The Search Committee Training Toolkit introduces hiring committees to equitable recruitment  practices. There is also a Disability and Inclusion Toolkit and a Faculty Search Committee Toolkit.

HERC Toolkits

HERC Job Board

HERC Jobs offers tools and resources for job seekers and employers.  Jobseekers can search for jobs and access free career resources, including articles and ebooks.  Upload a resume, set alerts, and expand your career options on this site. Employers can post jobs on the job board and access tools and a community of practice to reduce bias in recruitment, selection, and retention efforts.


HERC Michigan

HERC offers regional groups to facilitate collaboration among its member institutions in specific geographic regions. Each region has a director that is there to help jobseekers and member institutions get the most out of HERC. Visit the regional sites to focus your search in a specific region, access regionally specific employer resources. 

HERC Groups

HERC Toolkits require a HERConnect login. Any employee at MSU can request one free here.