Minority Recruitment & Retention Plan

  • Geneva City School District is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We are focused on equity and believe deeply that diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics makes us a stronger community.

    Objective of this Plan

    To establish a workforce that represents the student body and community in which we serve by hiring faculty, staff and administrators that are diverse or have a commitment to embracing diversity in our school district.

    Action Steps

    1. Recruitment Strategies
      • Attend recruitment fairs outside the region and state.
      • Attend national conferences with a focus on bilingual programs and minorities.
      • Make connections with colleges and universities with schools of education that have bilingual programs and minority programs. (See Contacts)
      • Advertise with professional organizations.
      • Encourage a “Grow Your Own” program in the school district to promote from within the workforce.
      • Encourage and support graduating students to enter college programs in the education field.
      • Utilize social media platforms to further expand the district’s reach.
      • Create a branding of “who we are”.
      • Recruit continuously, not only when there are openings to maintain a network.
      • Maintain a file of resumes and contact information for potential candidates from underrepresented groups.

    2. Hiring Process
      • Identify required questions to be asked of applicants involving diversity.
      • Identify biases in the interview process.
      • Review and update current practices in the hiring process.
      • Create a diverse recruiting and/or hiring team.

    3. Retention
      • Analyze the data from exit interviews.
      • Create support groups for new hires.
      • Provide professional development opportunities.
      • Survey the workforce on working conditions.
      • Utilize grants to assist in certifications.

Contacts

  • Dr. Katie Heath
    PTT Program Director Roberts
    Wesleyan College
    (585) 594-6685 

    Kai M. Strange
    Director, Urban Teacher Opportunity Partnerships Program
    Nazareth College
    (585) 389-2684 

    Frank Rossi
    Associate Chair and Lecturer Brockport College
    (585) 395-5684

    Gloria Diaz Urbina
    Dean of Students
    University of Puerto Rico
    (787) 764-0000 ext. 86251 

    Meredith Richel
    Assistant Director of Career Development
    Keuka College
    (315) 279-5472