Search Roles


The overall responsibility of a Search Committee is to identify and recommend qualified applicants based on the job description. The Search Committee is charged with the responsibility to provide a fair, equitable, and inclusive search without unlawful discrimination. The following describes, in brief, each of these roles.


Hiring Authority

  • Request authorization to begin the search

  • Author the job posting

  • Fund-paid job advertisements

  • Establish search committee members, ODI Representative, and Chair

  • Charge Search Committee

  • Interview finalists

  • Contact finalists references

  • Extend an offer to the selected candidate and complete all Hiring Proposal Instructions.


Search Committee Member

  • Complete self-demographic data on the Affirmative Action Recruitment Plan (AARP)

  • Contribute to the recruitment plan

  • Evaluate all application materials

  • Interview candidates

  • Contribute to the assessment of candidates


ODI Representative

In addition to the general duties of a search member, the ODI Representative will

  • Communicate with ODI

  • Assist the Chair of the search committee with screening tools, data, and materials

  • Submit the Applicant Rubric and interview questions as well as update the Applicant Flow Analysis (AFA) tab to ODI for approval

  • Request applicant pool "snapshot" (EEOC Data Report) midway through the posting period

  • Ensure interviews are conducted in a consistent and equitable format

  • Monitor post-interview assessment discussions


Search Committee Chair

In addition to the general duties of a search member, the Search Committee Chair will

  • Oversee process, committee, and meetings

  • Ensure AARP form is completed and up-to-date

  • Lead or facilitate the creation of the search methodology tools including the Applicant Rubric and interview questions

  • Communicate with candidates