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Greater Kentucky HERC Regional Director

Centre College

Danville, Kentucky 40422
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Greater Kentucky HERC Regional Director

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is a national, member-governed consortium of over 700 colleges, universities, university affiliated hospitals, research entities, and like-minded employers. For more about HERC, visit:

HERC is the only non-profit organization devoted to connecting exceptional professionals with careers at higher education and affiliated employers. HERC and its member institutions are committed to advancing equity and inclusion, supporting dual-career couples and creating a future shaped by diversity of thought and perspectives.

The Greater Kentucky HERC is one of 19 regional HERC chapters and enables higher educational institutions in Kentucky to recruit and retain the most excellent and diverse workforce. We also assist dual-career couples in finding jobs within a commutable distance. 

The Greater Kentucky HERC Regional Director is a key member of the HERC team and is responsible for maintaining and expanding HERC regionally by facilitating up-to-date information resources, technologies, and a professional network to help member institutions with recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and executives. 

Under the direction of the Greater Kentucky HERC Regional Advisory Board, the Greater Kentucky HERC Regional Director will develop processes and practices to maintain and expand the Greater Kentucky HERC and provide significant program leadership to constituent member institutions and their representatives.

While the successful candidate will be employed by Centre College, the lead Greater Kentucky HERC institution, the Regional Director will work for the Greater Kentucky HERC and serve its membership.


            Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and at least three years of project management experience, including financial, operational, technology and/or marketing responsibilities or equivalent combination of education and experience.

             Knowledge and Skills 

  • Familiarity with the Greater Kentucky region.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a persuasive communicator.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to manage diverse stakeholder needs.
  • Able to collaborate effectively within a complex national organization while working independently and accomplishing self-directed goals in a timely manner.
  • Comfortable with technology and highly proficient with MS Office Suite, Cloud Based document storage, and database management.                       

            Physical Requirements:

  • Limited pushing, pulling, lifting.
  • Lifting would not exceed 30 lbs.
  • Mobility on campus necessary.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for at least four hours.
  • Ability to communicate clearly on the phone and in person.
  • Ability to travel by air.

 Work Schedule:  30 hrs/week (M-F primarily days, with occasional weekend or evening work).   The Greater Kentucky HERC Regional Director is an exempt position.

 Essential Job Functions:

 Diversity Initiatives

  • Attend specialized job fairs for veterans, disabled individuals, women, and underrepresented minorities in the region to promote the Greater Kentucky HERC and maintain contact with organizations that serve these groups.
  • Research and form regional organizational partnerships that contribute to HERC’s mission.
  • Provide data on diversity outreach to member institution representatives.

 Dual-Career Initiatives

  • Facilitate collaboration among member representatives when dual-career needs arise.
  • Regularly distribute dual-career materials to member institutions.
  • Promote the assistance that the HERC job board can provide to dual-career jobseekers to members’ Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, Graduate Studies, and Alumni websites.

 Membership Recruitment, Communication and Outreach 

  • Cultivate new institutional memberships.
  • Develop regular communications with members to increase engagement and ensure renewals.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date member and prospective member contact lists.
  • Plan and produce bi-annual professional development and networking events for member institutional representatives.
  • Promote HERC-wide events and benefits to members and potential members.

 Project Planning, Regional Governance and Evaluation

  • Coordinate regular meetings of the Greater Kentucky HERC Advisory Council and develop the agenda in consultation with the Council chair.
  • Collaborate with HERC’s Central Office to evaluate program impact and member satisfaction.

 Financial Management

  • Develop an annual budget in consultation with the Greater Kentucky HERC Advisory Board Treasurer and provide regular income and expense reports.
  • Meet or exceed annual revenue goals and seek additional funding streams.
  • Manage the annual membership renewals and dues collection process. 


  • Manage website technologies crucial to the role such as: Content Management Systems (CMS) and Association Management Software (AMS).
  • Onboard new members to HERC’s job board and member community.
  • Troubleshoot any member job posting or other membership technology issues in collaboration with HERC’s Central Office and/or technology vendors. 

Marginal Job Functions: 

  • Yearly travel to Central HERC Advisory Board meeting.
  • Service on at least one Central HERC committee.
  • May be assigned other related duties.

The candidate must live within a commutable distance of Lexington, KY for monthly meetings and have the ability to meet in person with Greater Kentucky HERC Advisory Board leadership from time to time.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community.

Centre College, a highly-selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at



Click and submit your resume (including contact information for 3 references), and a cover letter.  Review of applications will begin 10/13/17.  Centre College is an equal opportunity employer.





  • Bachelor's degree and at least three years of project management experience, including financial, operational, technology and/or marketing responsibilities or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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