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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Human Resources

Search Process

Minnesota State College Southeast's Human Resources department works with an Advisory Search Committee and the college's Affirmative Action Officer to ensure a fair and effective search process when employment opportunities are available at the college. 

The Advisory Search Committee's role is to:

  • Assist in fulfilling our commitment to equal and nondiscrimination in employment education
  • Promote the college as an employer of choice in order to obtain a diverse pool of candidates
  • Respect the confidentiality rules throughout the search process (this is a legal requirement)
  • Recommend candidates to the hiring authority based on the candidate's ability to perform the job
  • Track and submit data using the tools provided by HR throughout each step of the search process. 

The Human Resources department's role is to:

  • Work collaboratively with bargaining units in recruiting the advisory committee to ensure  diverse stakeholders are represented
  • Promote equal opportunity and affirmative action by monitoring the hiring process and providing training to the search advisory committee
  • Provide templates and materials for consideration (i.e. examples of telephone and interview questions)
  • Monitor applications submitted through the designated online application system and forward to the committee for review of qualifications
  • Ensure proper approval is obtained from the Affirmative Action officer BEFORE an offer is made.

The Affirmative Action Officer's role is to:

  • Work collaboratively with the hiring supervisor to recruit as well as provide coaching through the process as needed
  • Review and approve final interview questions with recommendations to comply with applicable policies
  • Review and approve justifications for selection of interviews
  • Review and approve justifications to hire BEFORE the job offer is made. 


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RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987
COLLEGE PHONE | 507-453-2700 | 877-853-8324

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


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