Overview of Recruitment Process

Williams’ recruitment procedures promote the fundamental philosophy of equal opportunity in selecting the most qualified individuals available to assist in meeting the College’s mission. Recruitment and hiring procedures as defined here are to be applied consistently for all staff (non-faculty) positions. A qualified individual is defined as one who meets the minimum education and experience requirements, either through formal education, work or volunteer experience, and possesses the potential for development and success in a position.

All full-time and part-time, regular and term, positions are covered by these procedures.

Requests for an exemption to this process (to waive a search) must first be vetted by the respective member of senior staff and then approved by the Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Chief Human Resources Officer. The decision to waive a search may be based on organizational restructuring that results in the elimination of a position, or the existence of a diverse qualified applicant pool from a recent search for a comparable position.

Recruitment for temporary appointments is not bound by this procedure. However, the standard recruitment process will be adhered to should an employee on a temporary appointment wish to compete for a regular full-time or part-time position.