Diversity recruitment for staff: process, tools & resources

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Employment Search Resources from Office of Institutional Equity
This department provides leadership and support on matters relating to equity, diversity, respect and inclusiveness for all members of the University of Michigan community. OIE staff provides guidance, support and delivery of programming, services and educational initiatives to University faculty, staff, and students to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, cultural understanding and the prevention of prohibited discrimination and harassment.

Staff Diversity Recruitment Coordinator

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External Resources

Association/Society Affiliations

AAAS Minority Scientists Network (MiSciNet)
When you need qualified, talented scientific professionals to help your organization succeed, turn to Science and ScienceCareers.org to advertise your open positions to a global audience of researchers, educators, clinicians, manufacturers and more.

Academic Careers On-Line
Fee based service and all job postings include the Diversity Package and Diversity/Affirmative Action Applicant Email Notifications.

Academic Employment Network
Post and search for candidates for teaching jobs in schools and universities, school administrator jobs and higher education teaching and academic jobs.

Academic Position Network (APN)
This fee-based service that provides users with a variety of services which help make the APN unique in online job posting services.  

African American Women in Technology (AAWIT)
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, support and advancement of African-American women in the field of Information Technology.

American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA)

American Association of University Women
A fee-based resource reaching more than 100,000 college-educated, driven AAUW members as well as many other professional women and men pursuing positions in academic fields. To place an ad, visit: http://www.aauw.org/about/sponsors/advertise.cfm.

American Business Women's Association
This organization brings together business women of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

American Indian Graduate Center
A national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska native graduate students throughout the country.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
A fee-based on-line jobs board available for posting vacancies with the Tribal College Journal. Registration and log-in required: http://tribalcollegejournal.org/jobs/category.php?cat=jobs

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
AISES’ mission is to increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.

Association for Women in Science
Dedicated to achieving equality and full participation for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To access AWIS' fee-based job postings service, visit: http://www.awis.org/jobbank.cfm

Beyond.com Diversity Network
Fee-based resources for searching and identifying the perfect candidates to diversify your workforce from the following sites:

Black Career Women Online
This fee-based resource allows employers to post jobs to the site and access resumes: http://www.bcw.org/employers.shtml

Black College Wire
A news service for Black College Students.  For access to the Black College Wire Opportunities Center, visit: http://www.imdiversity.com/eon/bcwire_jobs.htm

Black Coaches & Administrators Association
The Black Coaches & Administrators is a tax-exempt non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to foster the growth and development of ethnic minorities at all levels of sports both nationally and internationally.

CareerOneStop Business Center
Helpful tips for connecting with professional associations from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Center for Advancement of Hispanics in Science & Engineering Education (CAHSEE)http://www.cahsee.org
Fee-based resource.  Registration and log-in required to post vacancies:  http://www.latpro.com/cms/recruiter

Committee on Institutional Cooperation
The CIC Doctoral Directory is a listing of doctoral degree recipients from CIC member universities who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education. The Directory is designed to increase the visibility of alumni who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to higher education.  The Directory includes a free, online database available to the public.  

Council of HBCU Graduate Schools
For HBCU contacts for networking, visit: http://www.chbgs.com/partner.html

Diversity Web (a project of AAC&U's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives (ODEGI)
Submit postings via:  http://www.diversityweb.org/diversity_postings/position_openings/submit/index.cfm

Equal Opportunity Publications
A fee-based resource. Registration and log-in required.

Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resources (GAASHRM)
GAASHRM is an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading voice of the human resource profession.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)http://www.hacu.net/hacu/default.asp
For HACU job postings, see: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/See_Job_Postings.asp
To post U-M job opportunities on the HACU website, see: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/ProTalento_Résumé_Database.asp

Holmes Scholars Program
Established in 1991 to enrich the scholarly experience and professional training of talented men and women of color who are underrepresented in leadership positions in our universities and professional development schools. To place position announcements, visit:  http://aacte.org/index.php?/Programs/AACTE-Holmes-Scholars%C2%AE-Program/

Inside Higher Educationhttp://www.insidehighered.com/var/pages/monthlyemail/diversityemail_feb2010.html

Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
A resource for issues related to gender and race in amateur, collegiate and professional sports. 

F ee-based access to a network of Hispanic professionals. 

MAES-Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
For information about career/networking event, visit: 

MANRRS-Minorities in Agriculture
MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related sciences careers.  Post job vacancies in the Career Center.

Mexican American Engineering Society
MAES promotes, cultivates, and honors excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.

Michigan Career Fairs (Michigan Career Educator & Employer Alliance)
The mission of MCEEA is to promote and maximize career potential and the advancement of internship, cooperative education, and employment within the state of Michigan through collaborative relationships among employers, colleges and universities.

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC)
Membership association dedicated to promoting economic development in the Hispanic community through the growth of its member companies. To post job openings, visit:  http://www.mhcc.org/job_posting.html

National Association of Black Accountants
NABA is dedicated to expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.

National Black MBA Association
This association is committed to creating educational opportunities and economic growth for Blacks.

National Congress of American Indians
NCAI serves to secure Native American rights and benefits to which they are entitled; to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of the Indian people; to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States; and to promote the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives.

National Society of Black Engineers
Seeks to increase minority participation in engineering

National Technical Association
NTA’s mission is to support students who choose to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and to provide professional leadership, education, and career information to members.

Native American Times

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
To access SHRM's fee-based jobs board to post vacancies, visit:

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Recommended source for Hispanic engineers and technical talent.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization for women in engineering professions.

Women In Technology International (WITI)
WITI is a global organization serving women in business and technology.

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Resources for Women

Feminist Majority Foundation
A foundation raising the consciousness of policies and practices that advocate for the political, economic and social equality of women. Registration is required and postings are reviewed prior to posting on this job board. 

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
Promotes and supports the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.
Fee-based postings board: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_search.asp

Women in Sports Careers (WISC)
A network for women with sports related careers and interests.
Fee-based job postings: http://www.womensportsjobs.com/jobs/jobs.htm

A tool that makes employers who promote diversity and inclusion within their workplace easily accessible, WomensJobList.com provides employers with access to highly qualified candidates.

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Resources for People with Disabilities

Hire Disability Solutions 
No-cost registration required to access information about Employment Solutions, a division of Hire Disability Solutions LLC, which provides comprehensive career services to facilitate employment for people with disabilities, veterans, their family members, and others. Postings are fee-based via Monster.com.

Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB)
The MCB provides services to help visually impaired individuals gain employment.

Michigan Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Employment Opportunities Workshop brings local employers, job seekers and community resources together.

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Resources for Staff

A networking and career-search database geared towards Asian Americans.

A division of CareerBuilder.com, BlackCareers.com offers African-American job seekers the ability to quickly target job and internship opportunities from employers. They can also post resumes, get the latest news on companies and industries relevant to African-Americans, sign up for automatic job alerts and view local events.

Diversity Trio
Three fee-based niche diversity job boards for employment opportunities exclusively within colleges and universities; employer account will include access to a candidate resume database:

Diversity Employers
A career and self development magazine, published by IMDiversity, Inc., targeted to recent college graduates and professionals seeking information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs and other employment and career advancement opportunities.

A professional employment website designed specifically for Latino/a professionals in higher education in the United States, Puerto Rico and internationally.

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses (NANAINA)
NANAINA unites American Indian/Alaska Native nurses to improve the health and well being of American Indian/Alaska Native people.

National Black Nurses Association
A forum for African American nurses to investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African Americans are and to implement change to make health care available to African Americans and other minority groups.

Philippine Nurse Association of America, Inc
Formed in response to the growing need to address the issues and concerns of Filipino nurses in the United States.

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
A gateway to Hispanic business and advocacy in Michigan. It offers a mix of programs and targeted business services, all aimed at advancing Hispanic business growth.

National Association of Black Journalists
An organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

Society of Professional Journalists
An organization committed creating a flow of information amongst journalists, protecting the freedom of speech and the press, and encouraging diversity in the field of journalism.

American Public Health Association http://www.apha.org/programs/partnerships/partnersorganizational.htm
An organization of public health professionals aiming to protect Americans from preventable, serious health threats and to promote community disease-prevention activities and available health services.

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Resources for Veterans

Careeronestop (Veterans)
U-M jobs are automatically posted to the State job board, but for help with recruiting a Veteran, contact the America Job Center. http://www.careeronestop.org/reemployment/veterans/findonestopcenter.aspx

Disabled American Veterans

Links service-injured or ill veterans to job training and job assistance programs to help ensure they and their families are able to live with respect and dignity.

eBenefits (a Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense)
No cost posting option: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/how-to-post-jobs
Note: Efforts are currently in process for U-M jobs to be automatically indexed to this site, but there will also be an opportunity to post directly.

Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats helps place quality men and women from the Armed Forces into promising building and construction careers. Most candidates will enter an apprenticeship program where they learn a trade through on-the-job training supplemented by classroom instruction at state-of-the-art training facilities.  There is no cost to post jobs and to search the database, but registration is required: http://www.helmetstohardhats.org/employers

Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Pure Michigan Talent Connect delivers employment services to veterans as an integrated partner with the Michigan Works! Agency, in accordance with the intent of the Jobs for Veterans State Grant program. 


Fee-based membership packages available to post jobs:  
Ability to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines, and their family members.

VetSuccesshttps://www.vetsuccess.va.gov/public/index.html?PHPSESSID=a77df6508a1f3b8a551a21e2f6697bc2Connecting Veterans to Employers...and Employers to Veterans. No cost to post a job, but registration including the U-M FEIN# (38-6006309) is required:  https://www.vetsuccess.va.gov/employers/index.php?signin_tab=3&js_disabled=0   

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General Fee-Based Resources

CareerCastDiversity and Bilingual Network
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio Inc., is a fee-based global job-search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America, as well as articles on job-hunting, career-management and HR issues, videos and blogs.

Diversity Trio jobs boards
This fee-based resource is managed by Jobelephant.com, which places tens of thousands of ads for over 500 colleges and universities worldwide. With this resource, you can post your vacancies on: AsiansinHigherEd.com; BlacksinHigherEd.com and HIspanicsinHigherEd.com.

An advertising agency specializing in recruitment advertising. 

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Faculty Diversity Recruitment Resources

Committee on Institutional Corporation http://www.cic.net/Home/Students/DoctoralDirectory/Introduction.aspx
A listing of doctoral degree recipients who are members underrepresented higher education groups and who are alumni of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The Directory is designed to increase the visibility of doctoral alumni who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to higher education.

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Automation Alley
This resource for recruiting IT talent requires an annual membership fee.

Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Detroit Regional Chamber is made up of member companies who make a volunteer annual investment in order to receive an even greater return at the end of the year. (U-M has a bronze-level membership with this organization.)

Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc.
This organization publishes career-guidance and recruitment magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

Focus Hope
Since starting career preparation programs in 1981, Focus: HOPE has helped more than 8,000 individuals establish successful careers.

Michigan Health Council
This organization facilitates the education, recruitment and retention of a diverse healthcare workforce with particular focus on technology and partnerships.

Michigan HERC
Developed in 2007, the Michigan HERC is a collaborative response of member institutions to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention. Of particular interest to the Michigan HERC is finding effective ways to assist the spouses and partners of faculty and staff to secure area employment and ways to address issues of faculty and staff diversity. Michigan HERC offers no-cost access to a web-based search engine that includes faculty and staff job listings at all member institutions. Note: U-M job postings are automatically posted to the MI-HERC database, however you can also search the HERC database for potential applicants.

MI Works!
MI Works! was established in 1987 to foster high-quality employment and training programs serving employers and workers by providing support activities and a forum for information exchange for Michigan’s Workforce Development System. Search for qualified job candidates via Michigan Talent Bank: https://www.michworks.org/mtb/user/MTB_EMPL.EntryMainPage
Note: U-M job postings are automatically posted to the MI Works Talent Bank database, however you can also search the database for potential applicants.To use this resource, you must first register as a user: https://www.michworks.org/mtb/user/MTB_EMPL.PreEmployerInfoForm1?as_SubmitType=NEW When you create your unique registration, you will be asked to enter the university's Federal Employer Identification Number: 38-6006309.

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Recruiting & Networking Events

Diversity Job Fair
This site posts relevant information about upcoming job fairs targeting diversity applicants.


Equal Opportunity Publications Job Expo Listings

MI.gov (Michigan Jobs and Career Fairs)

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

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Professional Diversity / Minority Groups

Diversity Network
A professional consortium of higher education institutions, government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and equity in international education.

Diversity Workers.com
This organization provides fee-based services including job postings, resume database access, and featured company profile postings on DiversityWorkers.com. For information, call: (866) 694-JOBS.

Online Asian American career center.

HBCU Connect
Fee-based resource for diversity recruiting needs of college and university clients. The organization operates the single largest online access point for employers to connect with over 1 million members via HBCUConnect.com, BlackPhD.com, AfricanAmericanCareers.com and a network of over 50 sites targeting African American degree holders.

Hispanic and Bilingual Professionals
This site is the largest Hispanic and bilingual jobs and diversity career board in the Americas.

Reach potential faculty candidates using this fee-based site that searches using the keywords "minority," "diversity,"and "postdoc" to reach this targeted audience.

National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
This organization provides education, networking, and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security.

National Urban League
Seeks full civil rights for minorities and operates job training, placement and executive exchange programs, among others.

Professional Diversity Network  
A network for diverse talent, this association offers a fee-based job-posting resource:  http://www.prodivnet.com/recruiters/products

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Additional Miscellaneous Diversity Recruitment Resources

Black Collegian
Targeted to recent African-American BA/BS graduates seeking professional positions.

CareerOneStop Business Center
Tips and resources for hiring a diverse workforce from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Connecting Gay-Friendly Communities

Diversity Health Works
Career portal with content dedicated and related to diversity in healthcare.

Employ Diversity
Online recruiting site linking job seekers with employers committed to diversity hiring.

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County (JFS)
Offering pre-employment training, screening and referral services to everyone in the community, Jewish Family Services specializes in working with non-native English speakers from around the world, helping them to continue their careers and bring   their skills to the local job market while providing them with continued support to help them maintain their employment. For information, contact (734) 769-0209 or www.jfsannarbor.org.

Job search and resume posting service for minority, women and other diversity candidates
A  resource for recruiting job seekers from diverse ethnic cultures, life styles, life stages, persuasions, abilities, religious affiliations and genders.

Multicultural Advantage.com
Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit is a 300-page directory of over 650 national media including websites and job  boards targeting college-educated minority professionals.

Resources for Women, Minorities, and Other Affinity Groups and Audiences
A comprehensive site offering diversity candidates an array of resources, from resume advice to job postings.

The Information Center, Inc.
Certified Work Force Development Professionals connects Michigan job seekers with an assortment of no-cost community employment resources.

United Negro College Fund
UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners.

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