Hiring Systems Design Team (2008) | MVCC | Mohawk Valley Community College
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Hiring Systems Design Team

Research and explore ideas to make thoughtful and daring recommendations to significantly improve the hiring system and position the College for the future.

Charter Sponsor
Executive Team

Charter Contact
Randy VanWagoner


  • Research hiring practices at identified exemplary community colleges
  • Identify the steps and components of MVCC's hiring processes and compare to research findings.
  • Develop a list of abundance for what is working well and why.
  • Develop a deficit list for what is missing or what needs to be enhanced and how to go about it.
  • Recommend changes to the current hiring system with possible timelines for implementation (What can be done by when?).

Does Not

  • Focus on past individual searches or situations.
  • Establish policy.

Guiding Points

  • Develop indicators for annual evaluation of how we know if our hiring system is working well.
  • Recognize that we are in the midst of a generational transition with our workforce and we need to have solid systems in place to recruit excellent talent pools for vacant positions as they come open.
  • Think big in making recommendations to increase the diversity of our workforce.
  • Get creative in making recommendations in strengthening the hiring process that present the College as a class operation to prospective employees from start to finish.

Community Colleges to Research
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio
Two SUNY Community Colleges