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Mr. Jimmy Myers

Maureen Jenny

Linda Cento

Office of Equity and Diversity
Florida Gulf Coast University
Ben Hill Griffin Hall, Suite 154
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Phone: 239-590-1297 or TTY: 711
Fax: 239-590-7407

Search and Screen Guidelines



Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is committed to an inclusive institution where all employees feel welcomed and respected. To do so involves a Search and Screen process that adheres to best practices consistent with equitable standards and treatment.

The Search and Screen Guidelines (Guidelines) are a comprehensive resource for all recruitment efforts at FGCU. It provides Hiring Officials and decision makers with necessary information and guidance to meet the requirements of state and federal nondiscrimination legislation. It is designed to establish clear administrative responsibility and accountability with respect to recruitment and appointment.

Vacancies shall be processed through FGCU’s web-based online job posting and employment website, SOAR system (Self-managed On-line Automated Resources). Vacancies for regular faculty, visiting faculty, Administrative & Professional (A&P), Support Personnel (SP), and select Temporary/Other Personal Services (OPS) positions are advertised and processed through SOAR. SOAR offers applicants, Hiring Officials, Search Advisory Committee members, the University Budget Office, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, and the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) the ability to review and manage the full search and screen application process from any location, 24/7. SOAR is managed by the Department of Human Resources.

The FGCU search process operates in a regulated, yet transparent environment in compliance with various laws, statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. Therefore, to assist those charged with the responsibility of filling a position, the Guidelines are to be followed and utilized to the fullest extent when making an employment decision.

Creating a climate that embraces the values and benefits of cultural diversity is the responsibility of everyone on campus. Leadership provided from all administrative levels is essential and must be accomplished through words and deeds. The responsibilities of the campus leadership team (President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Chairs) include evaluating Hiring Officials’ accomplishments toward the achievement of the unit’s objectives including the goals of enhancing cultural diversity.