Recruitment Tips for 2019


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Recruitment Tips for 2019
The recruitment landscape is ever-changing and evolving, especially as the U.S job market continues to strengthen and grow. The unemployment rate remains at a 49-year low of 3.7%. Headed into 2019, strategically recruiting highly qualified talent is more important than ever before.
Here are five recruitment tips to consider when recruiting in 2019:
  1. Create an attractive ad that includes a complete organizational profile, logo, perks of living, competitive benefit packages, as well as any additional compensation, like sign-on bonuses or relocation assistance.
  2. Always consider a package that incorporates your position into an email. Emailing an open position increases job views up to 1000%.
  3. Budget your advertising money wisely. Work with a representative or consultant to create customized packages that fit your specific goals and needs.
  4. As unemployment rates go down, highly specialized and niche positions are increasingly hard to fill. Although short-term postings are offered, consider the longer-term postings. Specialized professionals can take months to decide if they want to pursue a new position or not.
  5. Your brand matters. More than 75% of job seekers research a company before applying to a position.
Professionals look to their association’s career centers to find targeted positions that help them advance their careers. Let College Diversity Network help you reach your 2019 recruitment goals and find the qualified talent your organization needs.

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Peter Fox

Here’s a question that’s been 76 years in the asking:

How in the world did a pipsqueak, freckle faced kid from a hick town become a retired sports media mogul hell bent on contributing to the demise of prejudice in America?

Perhaps it’s a question best answered backwards, because its diversity and inclusion destination is what the story is all about.

So, allow me to introduce you to Harmony Games. Visit and you will find a more in depth description of the concept.

Gwen and PeterHarmony Games leverages the innate and prejudice-free camaraderie so freely experienced in sports. Harmony Games creates partnered events allowing entry by diverse teams.

In other words, if you want to qualify to compete in a Harmony Games event, your partner can’t look, love or have beliefs like you. The variations and games are event unique.

Further, if Harmony Games in its incubation sparks a flame in your personal or corporate belly, we need to hear from you. Our teeth are too long, pockets too shallow, embers are hot, albeit low, but our purpose is sturdy and vital.

Now, back to the original question, working backwards I’ve been:

  • Blessed by a late-in-life love with a woman who I call Oprah-before-Oprah, my Emmy winning wife and her family have shared their hearts, culture, difficulties and joy with me.

  • Nurtured or natured by another love of wordsmithing and sports, with a creative life highlighted by pioneering ESPN as its founding executive producer continues.

  • Rescued 30 plus years ago by a 12 step group translating this long held feeling in my heart:

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”

  • Devastated as a young man, by the hate and vitriol directed at mom for leading a socio/political effort that included threats, swastikas and character assassination.

Mapping blessings, nature, rescues, devastation, and then adding passion to these elements, Harmony Games became our destination.

There’s plenty of room in this story for your diversity and inclusion Harmony Games chapter. Come write one with us.


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Check out my radio interview on South Carolina State University radio station 90.3 WSSB with Tamari Perrineau-Palmer host and senior marketing major.


Tamari Perrineau-Palmer

Radio host and senior marketing major

South Carolina State University radio station 90.3 WSSB



Career and Internship Opportunities - Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles (Calabasas and Van Nuys, Calif.); New York City, Washington, D.C.

Bill ImadaChairman and Chief Connectivity Officer6300 Wilshire BoulevardSuite 2150Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA


  Hello Everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Here are a few job openings that I wanted to share with you.  Please feel free to circulate them to your networks.  All the best, Bill 

 Padilla Account Supervisor – FoodMindsChicago, Washington, D.C. or New York City From Ms. Victoria Gibbs of Padilla. Manage breakthrough communication programs that advance clients and enhance the FoodMinds reputation. This position can reside in the Chicago, IL, Washington, DC or New York, NY office. Essential Functions and Qualifications: Client Business:                                                                                      

  • Work within and support multiple projects taking place simultaneously and delegate effectively
  • Build client relationships and gain trust and respect as strategic partner
  • Lead communications outreach and demonstrate solid media relationships
  • Create and manage effective health professional/influencer partnerships and activities
  • Possess expertise in traditional and social media outreach and influencer relationship building
  • Demonstrate advanced communication skills: effective storytelling, writing/editing, active listening
  • Serve as a client team leader

 FoodMinds Business:

  • Contribute to overall development and well-being of FoodMinds and identify and lead internal activities
  • Understand our business and financial goals: manage scope, budget and resources accordingly, including management of monthly invoices and budget trackers
  • Identify organic growth and/or new business opportunities and support pitch efforts
  • Be a constant FoodMinds ambassador
  • Show passion and involvement in relevant industry organizations
  • Proactively share successes and program cases to foster better integration and collaboration across accounts


  • Manage direct reports and attract, motivate, coach and retain staff
  • Champion success of direct reports and provide constructive feedback
  • Form solid relationships with media, food and nutrition influencers, thought leaders and external partners
  • Collaborate effectively across multiple levels while guiding with solution-oriented approach

 Success Metrics, Skills and Experience:

  • Measurable program results: consistently exceed expectations
  • Effective people and budget management as demonstrated by satisfactory annual appraisal
  • Solid client, health professional and media relationships as demonstrated by positive 360 feedback
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in communications, business, nutrition and/or public health
  • 5-7 years’ experience within a fast-paced communications setting
  • Proven track record developing successful health/nutrition-focused communication projects
  • Some travel will be required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 

For more information and to apply, visit:   

PadillaDirector, FoodMindsChicago or Washington, D.C.

 From Ms. Victoria Gibbs of Padilla. 

FoodMinds, a division of Padilla and an award-winning food and nutrition consulting and communications company, has an immediate opportunity at the Director level in its Chicago, IL or Washington, DC office. The position provides the opportunity to lead large-scale nutrition and sustainability communications programs for high-profile brands, trade associations and organizations. 

Qualified candidates will have a proven track record developing and leading successful strategic communications programs. Experience is preferable in the areas of food, nutrition and health communications, including experience in managing programs that balance the interests of multiple internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the nutrition affairs environment, including health professional associations, nutrition policy and influencers throughout the landscape. They will also understand the emerging (and nuanced) intersection of nutrition and sustainability – the literature, leading authorities and policy implications. 

The right candidate will have experience leading client relationships. They ideally will have experience managing an agency team or teams of people from various disciplines to identify and anticipate client needs, provide high-quality strategic counsel, ensure flawless execution of details and deliver products on time and within budget. 

Candidates should have a minimum of six years of experience within a fast-paced food and nutrition communications setting. The candidate should have demonstrated a consistent strong ability to retain and grow client programs, success managing and mentoring internal client teams and consultants, and the capability to develop new business opportunities. Registered dietitian and/or advanced degrees in communications, business, public health, nutrition, policy or sustainability is preferred, but not required.  Travel up to 25%. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 

To secure more information and to apply, please visit:   

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools

 Communications Manager

Calabasas, Calif. (in suburban Los Angeles) 

From Ms. Karen Denne of Harbor Freight Tools. 

About Harbor Freight Tools for Schools

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is a program of The Smidt Foundation, established by Harbor Freight Tools Founder Eric Smidt, to support the advancement of skilled trades education in America. With a deep respect for the dignity of these fields and for the intelligence and creativity of people who work with their hands, this initiative was created to foster and shine a light on excellence in skilled trades education in American public high schools. Believing that access to quality skilled trades education gives high school students pathways to graduation, opportunity, good jobs and a workforce our country needs, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools (HFTFS) aims to stimulate greater understanding, support and investment by public entities and others in skilled trades education. To learn more about Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, please visit

Position OverviewThe Communications Manager will be responsible for working collaboratively with a small entrepreneurial team to build and implement a communications plan to shine a positive light on skilled trades education in American high schools. The HFTFS team operates in a highly-collaborative fashion. Team members are expected to share meaningful input and accept insightful feedback in ways that enhance our organizational effectiveness and enrich our team culture. The Communications Manager will magnify the programs operated by HFTFS, including the Prize for Teaching Excellence, and creatively address the stigma that faces skilled trades education across the country. This is a unique role and opportunity to utilize effective communications to tell the stories of inspiring students and teachers, and play a pivotal role in shifting public opinion about skilled trades education and jobs. HFTFS believes our mission has the power to be transformative for our country’s public education system, the teachers we support, the students they serve, and the workforce we hope to strengthen. The Communications Manager must reflect this passionate belief through HFTFS communications. 

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesStrategic:

  • Collaborate with HFTFS team on program strategy, implementation and evaluation with an eye towards excellence and continuous improvement
  • Lead the development and implementation of a communications strategy for HFTFS that reinforces our mission and core principles
  • Develop strategies and messaging that communicates effectively with our key audiences, including teachers, school administrators, school board members, policymakers, newsmakers and the public at large
  • Collaborate with Harbor Freight Tools senior director of communications on major events, media outreach and overall communications strategy
  • Establish relationships with key media that cover education, and deepen media coverage of skilled trades education, HFTFS and its grantees


  • Work with the HFTFS team to design and implement outreach materials on core programs and research collected on the state of skilled trades education across the U.S.
  • Develop and execute media outreach strategies; write press releases and media advisories
  • Write and oversee the production of all print and electronic collateral, including website copy, infographics, email newsletters, email updates and program reports
  • Edit and proof written materials developed by team members to ensure consistent messaging and style
  • Manage social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Develop plans for special events, including concept, budget, vendor interaction, visual elements and printed materials
  • Oversee video production, working with outside vendors to produce video content for widespread dissemination
  • Stay up-to-date on content and trends related to career and technical education and the U.S. skilled trades workforce

 Impact: Make HFTFS a go-to, respected resource for high-quality skilled trades data, resources and stories Job Qualifications – Education and ExperienceMission-driven passion:

  • Dedication to HFTFS mission and core principles
  • Commitment to working in a fast-paced, dynamic, optimistic, results-oriented team environment
  • Entrepreneurial zeal and leadership drive
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, hands-on professional

 Strong communications skills:

  • Superb writing skills – ability to listen, reflect and create compelling written content
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills
  • Adept critical thinker, strategist, problem solver and team player

 Excellent performance in relevant work experience:

  • Project management experience – meets deadlines by producing high-quality deliverables
  • Experience managing communications functions such as messaging, development of collateral materials, social media, website development and market research
  • At least three years of experience in Communications, Public Relations or a related field

 Educational background:

  • Bachelors’ degree required, Master’s degree preferred

 For application instructions or questions, please email


 Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)

Program Coordinator/Housing Counselor

Los Angeles From Ms. Hyepin Im of FACE. 


Are you looking to make a difference in the world? Are you interested in being at the intersection of faith and community?Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE), a national award winning organization with a vision to serve as a bridge between the Asian American community and the greater community at large is seeking a highly motivated individual who is results-oriented and ready to jump in with both feet to join our team as a Program Coordinator/Housing Counselor. Established in 2001, FACE (formerly known as KCCD) is the largest premiere Asian American non-profit involved in church and community development connecting and creating private and public collaborations. To date, we have had over 500 partners from the White House to Fortune 500 companies. Our mission is to advance the Asian American community’s participation, contribution, and influence through faith and community partnerships.

FACE is looking for outstanding, motivated, and talented individuals who are passionate about community, advocacy, and partnerships and are looking for an opportunity to advance their skills and career. We offer excellent opportunities for receiving training in leadership and service, visibility, comprehensive experience in various aspects of nonprofit, and networking with leaders in government, business, the faith-based community, media and the community on a local and national level. 


Program Coordinator/Housing Counselor works under the supervision of the CEO, and is responsible for program coordination for various programs including our housing, job development, and leadership programs.  In housing, they will be providing a full range of client services for financial education, first-time home buying, and foreclosure prevention programs, including group education workshops, seminars, and individualized guidance. They will gather documentation needed to evaluate creditworthiness and eligibility of mortgage applicants for various homeownership programs, including mortgage loan products and down payment assistance. They will also be involved in delinquency counseling, assessing documentation to determine home retention workout options, which includes loan modifications. In addition, they will maintain positive and effective relationships with clients and program stakeholders. As a Program Coordinator, this position will also require working with our Workforce Development Partners where responsibilities include outreach, case management, coordinating referrals, and partnership collaboration amongst other duties. This job requires working on Saturdays/weekends. 


  • Coordinate/conduct case management, training and outreach and communication with various stakeholders for the various programs including housing, job development program and leadership development.
  • Conduct group education on a variety of topics relative to financial literacy, home buying and foreclosure prevention.
  • Conduct one-on-one sessions with prospective borrowers in order to: analyze financial and credit information, determine customer financing objectives, eligibility of down payment products and gather any additional required information to determine mortgage readiness.
  • Conduct one-on-one sessions with delinquent homeowners to assist clients in evaluating opportunities available through various foreclosure prevention programs.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain a quality network of business relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals for new clients.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry program requirements pertaining to financial literacy, homeownership, and foreclosure prevention.
  • Conduct workshops, training seminars, and classes in topics covering financial literacy and first-time homebuyer certification.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite products
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of people and organizations
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and follow through within deadlines and case management
  • Attention to detail and accurate data input of client data in client tracking database
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Bilingual English/Korean helpful
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Passion for service and strong desire to grow
  • Perform other duties of similar nature or level as required
  • Case management and job development experience are helpful.
  • Ability to use Quickbooks, Paypal and have experience supporting the Accounting/Finance Dept.
  • Assist in submitting reports and grant writing


  • Graphic design experience using Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • Print/Publication experience using Adobe InDesign & video editing tools


This position requires Saturday hours minimum once or twice a month. The individual is expected to fulfill his/her job responsibilities beyond scheduled work hours. This may include community meetings and events in the evenings or weekends. The individual is also expected to participate in FACE's events which may occur outside of the regular business hours. This includes travel related to FACE events and job training. 


  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • Medical Insurance
  • Certification Training
  • Ten days of annual holiday observed

 COMPENSATIONCompetitive pay, depending on experience. TO APPLYPlease submit cover letter, resume including three professional references and salary history via email to:


 Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation

Executive Director

Van Nuys, Calif. (located in the San Fernando Valley) 

From Ms. Carol Kim, VP – Community Investments and Public Affairs, Health Net, Inc. 

Valley Presbyterian Hospital opened its doors to the community in 1958 as a small, neighborhood provider of personalized medical care. Today, we are one of the largest and most prestigious full-service acute care facilities in the San Fernando Valley. Our 350-bed hospital serves thousands of families each year, with access to a wide range of medical expertise and leading-edge technology across all elements of care. Among the regions brightest and best, our nurses, therapists, technicians and more than 500 physicians represent virtually every specialty and most sub-specialties in the medical field, including cardiac care, orthopedics, maternal and child health, and oncology. 

As a certified STEMI receiving center, Valley Presbyterian Hospital is one of the facilities best equipped to care for heart attack patients within the critical 90 minutes following the onset of chest pain. We provide rapid response to such heart attacks, as well as cardiac intervention and full surgery coverage any time, day or night. 

Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a Certified Stroke Center providing immediate access to specialized neurologist via RP-Lite telemedicine technology. This system includes an on-camera interface that allows our physicians to perform real-time consultations with a neurologist located hours away. 

VPH is also an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). We have specialized pediatric teams, including pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists, who are ready at a moment's notice to assemble, triage, and fast-track children to the care they urgently need. While our range of acute-care services and expertise has continued to expand, we remain a community-based hospital at heart. As one of the Valley’s only independent, non-profit, and locally governed institutions, we provide an exceptional level of care that responds to the needs of our community. As a result, we are honored to have been voted "Best Hospital" by the readers of The Daily News for nine years in a row. 

Position Description:The Foundation Executive Director will be responsible to direct the functions of setting objectives, planning, organizing and leading the activities of the Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation. This position will also be responsible for the implementation and execution of an ongoing, comprehensive fundraising and development operations, in support of and in concert with the mission of the Foundation and supported organizations. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements an annual strategic plan for areas of oversight. Provides strategic information and guidance to assist in developing goals, plans, and procedures.
  • Responsible for the effective leadership of the Foundation by integrating the Foundation into the Hospital’s primary functions, developing, monitoring and communicating the Foundations annual budget, developing and implementing policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
  • Administers all aspects of the fund-raising programs of the Hospital, including annual giving, major gifts, grant writing, special events, planned giving, and capital campaigns.
  • Ensures all major donors receive appropriate, consistent recognition and an accounting of the impact that their gift has on community needs annually.
  • Responsible for generating and managing the philanthropic funds for Hospital Foundation. Plans, recommends, initiates, conducts, and directs all programs necessary to produce such funds.
  • Participates in Foundation, Hospital/Medical Staff committee meetings as required. Attends and serves on profession/civic service organizations as Hospital and Foundation representative, as directed. Meets with members of the community as required to promote good community relations.
  • Develops annual departmental and capital budgets, monitors and analyzes ongoing performance and productivity and implements necessary corrective action plans.

 Experience & Qualifications

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of active fundraising experience with growing responsibility and senior leadership experience, preferably in the healthcare field.
  • Leadership and communication skills, including the ability to communicate a compelling case for support to individual and Foundation donors.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of persons from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation skills.

 Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Health, Business Administration or a related field
  • A Master's degree in Health/Hospital Administration, Public Health, or Business Administration, or related field is highly desirable.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred
  • Must successfully complete and maintain LA City Fire Card certification at the time of hire or within the first 30 days of employment

 For information, contact:Mr. William H. Moore, PresidentMoore & Associatesbillmoore@whmoore.comTel. 714.582.1200Fax. 714.582.1201


 General Motors Corporation

Student Intern – On Campus (Undergraduate)

Detroit From Mr. Fields Jackson of Racing Toward Diversity magazine. 


At General Motors, we pride ourselves on designing, building and selling the world's best vehicles. We are seeking a new generation of visionaries to help launch bold engineering and business initiatives, and shape new directions for General Motors. As an intern or co-op student through our EXCEL (Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning) Program you will be provided hands-on career specific experiences to maximize your real world potential such as:

  • Collaborating on innovation challenges
  • Interacting with industry leaders
  • Attending cross-functional networking events
  • Volunteering for community service activities

 Opportunities are available in the following functions:

  • Cadillac
  • Communications
  • Customer Care & Aftersales
  • Finance
  • Global Connected Consumer Experience
  • Global Propulsion Systems
  • Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
  • Global Workplace Safety
  • Human Resources/Labor Relations
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Sales, Service & Marketing
  • Sustainable Workplaces
  • Vehicle Engineering

 We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have an insatiable drive for excellence
  • Challenge themselves and their peers
  • Enjoy working collaboratively in a cross-functional team
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Have a strong ability and willingness to learn
  • Desire to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Must have the right to work in the United States now and in the future without sponsorship

 Assignment Duration:10-12 weeks. Locations:Will vary based on function and assignment. For more information, visit:


      Bill ImadaChairman and Chief Connectivity Officer6300 Wilshire BoulevardSuite 2150Los Angeles, CA  90048 USATel. 213.262.4090Tel. 213.262.0911 directMobile Follow me on Twitter @bimada

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