As departments around the world prepare for what I call “Hiring Season,” it is important that we make sure our open positions are assessable to a large and diverse audience. To get the very best, your department must reach near and far. We understand this might be a financial burden for some institutions, but it is an investment into your future. Here are 9 places we think you should strongly consider.
- The Placement Exchange (TPE) Job Board – Each year, TPE work with hundreds of institutions who posts positions. With the careful management of their year-round job board, planning of events, innovative technology, unmatched customer service, and over 1,000 candidates, TPE is a proven choice for securing first-rate candidates for your positions, teams, and institutions.
- Local Newspapers – Utilizing local newspapers can be very convenient for people who are searching. The newspaper is accessible, and a great way to find talent for your department.
- Job Fairs – Departments that attend job fairs can connect to locals, and students who are looking for the next step in their journey as a professional.
- LinkedIn – LinkedIn is utilized by many qualified professionals. Many employers find LinkedIn accessible, and an easy way to vet potential employees.
- Insider Higher Ed Careers – Inside Higher Ed is the leading digital media company serving Higher Education Careers. Since 2004, they have become the go-to online source for higher education news, thought leadership, careers, jobs and resources.
- Oshkosh Placement Exchange (OPE) – OPE is an employment platform in which employers (colleges, universities, residential boarding schools and other professional foundations) from across the United States list positions in the field of student affairs that broadly reflect the amazing and rewarding career opportunities within the realm of higher and secondary education.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education – Your job posting will appear programmatically on numerous diversity-targeted job sites, including sites such as DiversityWorkMatch.com, DiversityandCareer.com, ProDivNet.com (Professional Diversity Network), and NationalDiversityNetwork.com.
- Referrals from Current Employees – Sometimes reaching out to current employees is a great way to make connections with potential candidates. Employees typically want the best people to work with them, and it also allows them to have a say in who is hired.
- Facebook Groups – Utilizing Facebook groups are a great way to advertise your job openings to a diverse group of people. Some groups to investigate are Black Student Affairs Professionals, LatinX in Student Affairs, Student Affairs Graduation Students, and Millennials in Student Affairs.