Recruitment Advertising and Outreach Tools

Recruitment advertising and outreach tools

University Human Resources (UHR) offers the following advertising and outreach tools to assist in reaching a broad and diverse applicant pool for external searches. Hiring units are responsible for determining where to advertise, and are responsible for any advertising costs if applicable, beyond what UHR automatically provides.  Internal and non-competitive searches do not require external advertising. 

Outreach tools

Outreach tool Website Position type Posted by
OSU's Recruitment Resource Guide - REQUIRED This resource created by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) includes a REQUIRED free listserv along with paid and cost-free advertising options. Complete the qualtrics survey associated with the following link - instructions provided: *All Hiring Unit
HigherEdJobs OSU Jobs on HigherEdJobs * All UHR

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the internet. Oregon State University is utilizing this platform to recruit for current employment opportunities, connect and strengthen professional relationships, and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career.  Follow our page  Current employment opportunities are automatically scraped from our ATS system into Jobs on OSU’s page.  Share the positions with your connections. 

* All UHR
JobElephant - Ad Placement

Oregon State University is partnering with JobElephant because they leverage proprietary technology and research to make strategic recruitment ad placements.  Horton by JobElephant is a powerful, predictive analytic tool that saves money by offering the highest traffic publications specific to each open position. Recruitment Advertising Made Easy!™

Please reach out to Susan Ganley at [email protected] to utilize their services.  Please reference the posting, where you would like to advertise, and include your billing index.  The person who places the request for advertising will receive the invoice.  It is their responsibility to submit for payment.  For more information on JobElephant visit

* All Hiring Unit coordinates with JobElephant directly
State of Oregon

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Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

Jobs posted to HERC's jobs board are automatically cross-posted to:

  • Google for Jobs
  • Juju
  • RecruitMilitary (based on regional participation)
  • Also distributes individual jobs to many of  its other association clients' sites. These sites may include diversity or niche job boards.
* All UHR

US National Labor Exchange (veterans) * All UHR
OSU Today

Job posting requests should be submitted to [email protected]

Submissions for “Jobs” must include job title, department, unit or college name, posting number and full consideration and/or closing date.

For more information see OSU Today's submission guidelines at:

* All Hiring Unit
Partners in Diversity

Outreach Area:  Oregon and Washington

* All

The hiring unit will be required to create their own unique login and then enter the following promotional code to bring the balance to $0 for a standard posting:


Social Media Follow Oregon State University Employment pages on Facebook and Instagram. Positions are added to these social media pages in approximately one business day of being posted to our job site. Share your postings to maximize outreach on social media. *All UHR
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Tenure-track positions UHR
Indeed   All Indeed is a job-scraping website. What does that mean? Indeed includes job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages. As a result of Indeed's job-scraping process, all of OSU's current job postings are automatically listed on the Indeed website.
Create your own Job Feed

Access the Drupal Open Lab channel on Microsoft Teams to seek assistance creating a job feed specific to your unit!

The lab is available every Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and more information can be found here:

All Hiring Unit
Additional Recruiting Resources

NCM Movie Cinemas - Theatre’s throughout State of Oregon
Cinema campaigns can include onscreen (5-6 movie screens as well as multiple spots on Lobby Entertainment Network.  4 weeks of advertising.  Click the link for Rate sheet and ad specs for pricing and setup.

Albany Pix Theatre
Ads run on the movie screen 30 minutes prior to each showtime. Each ad will have a minimum of 2 impressions per showtime. Our cost is $50 per MONTH, rather than per week or $500 annually. If you design the artwork yourself there is no setup fee.  If you would like our in-house designer to create one the charge a $175 one-time fee.  Contact Rodney Bigner at [email protected]

Darkside Cinema – Downtown Corvallis
The cost is $120 for four weeks. The ad runs in a rotation with others for 10-15 minutes before each show. Each ad displays for ten seconds per rotation. We can guarantee that your ad will run at least three times per show, depending on how many ads are currently in the rotation. We have four screens, and anywhere between 1 and 5 showtimes for each screen each day depending on how busy the day is expected to be (i.e. more showtimes on the weekends).

Artwork Specifications: Ads are projected in WIDESCREEN format as static images.
Aspect ratio: 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9), Resolution: 72 ppi, save as: JPG or PNG.

Deadline: Artwork must be received and approved 3 days before your intended start date.
Contact Caitlin at [email protected]

Lamar transit advertising
The best way to reach your target audience is with Corvallis’s extensive bus network.  Transit goes where people go!  Artwork should be submitted four weeks prior to campaign start date; or Lamar Transit will design your ads from start to finish with general direction. Click the link for production rates or 4 week space rates and locations for advertisements.

  Hiring Unit

* Except for student employment opportunities

Additional resources

OSU's Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) website features more information about recruitment tips and advertising resources.

OSU's Faculty Recruitment toolkit, developed by the President and Provost’s Leadership Council for Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice in 2020, is designed to serve as a resource for tenure-track search committees and administrators.

OSU's Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) resources website.