Search Advocate Pilot Program

search advoate pilot program

UO Search Advocate Pilot Program: The Basics

What is a Search Advocate?

Search Advocacy is one active recruitment tool that can be used in both faculty and staff searches. A Search Advocate is a consultant/participant who advances inclusive excellence by asking questions to help search committee members:

  • Test their thinking
  • Identify and promote practices that advance diversity and social justice
  • Minimizing the impacts of cognitive and structural biases. 

The Search Advocate training curriculum prepares faculty and staff to serve as advocates on search committees.

Who oversees the pilot program?

  • Led by the Division of Equity and Inclusion and working closely with Human Resources and the Office of the Provost. 
  • Workshop Leader: Anne Gillies, Search Advocate Program Director, Oregon State University

Search Advocate Pilot Core Team

  • Sierra Dawson, Office of the Provost
  • Charlotte Moats-Gallagher, Division of Equity and Inclusion (Team Lead)
  • Melanie Muenzer, Office of the Provost
  • Nancy Nieraeth, Human Resources
  • Ben Young, College of Arts and Sciences, Natural Science

For more information about UO’s Talent Acquisition work in Human Resources, please see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/recruit.

Question, Concerns, Info – Contact: Charlotte Moats-Gallagher, Division of Equity and Inclusion, cmoatsga@uoregon.edu
 

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