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Diversity Hiring Coalition

The Diversity Hiring Coalition of Maine

The Diversity Hiring Coalition (DHC) has rapidly become the leading networking source for employers seeking to hire diverse candidates and for people of diverse backgrounds seeking employment in Maine. Created to provide leadership and resources that help Maine employers increase, support, and retain racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, the DHC provides win/win opportunities for employers seeking a qualified, diverse workforce and people from diverse racial and ethnic groups who want to live, work, and raise families in Maine.
The Diversity Hiring Coalition is an affiliate of the SHRM Maine State Council, which serves and advances the human resource profession throughout the state. The Diversity Hiring Coalition is an endorsing sponsor of the Maine HR convention.

Upcoming Events

Our next DHC Meeting, to be held from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  Our meeting will take place at the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce in Lewiston.

Heather Lindkvist, Title IX Officer, Bates College will be speaking on Creating a Supportive Workplace for the LGBTQQ Community.  

Please contact the DHC if you are an HR Professional who is interested in attending.

DHC Networking Advantages

  • Forum to promote employment opportunities
  • Access to resumes of diverse candidates
  • Collaborative minority outreach
  • Networking with other human resource professionals
  • Information about diversity and multi-cultural resources and events
  • Professional development opportunities

DHC Partners Include

  • Human Resource Managers
  • Recruitment Specialists
  • EEO/Diversity Officers Officers
  • Hiring Agents
  • Placement Personnel

Other News

Next Step Maine Scholarship Fund

MDF and our partner, the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), are pleased to announce the second year of our scholarship program for adult and non-traditional aged students, the Next Step Maine Scholarship Fund. Starting today, we will be accepting applications for up to 20 available scholarships in 2014, with awards of $1,000 to $2,500.

MDF strongly believes in the importance of building the skills of our incumbent workforce.  We need to do all that we can to encourage non-traditional students and working adults to 'take their next step,’ but also provide real support to help them succeed. The Next Step Scholarship Fund is one way that we can do more.  


These scholarships are designed for employees who are engaged in taking the next step in their education, who are pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or industry certification, and who are considered promising contributors to the companies or organizations for whom they work


Scholarship applications must be submitted by employers, who can ‘nominate’ eligible employees, a short personal statement from the employee is required. 

All applications will be made online this year. Go to Employer Nomination Form to nominate one of your promising employees today using our simple online form.

Please review scholarship guidelines here


Nominate an employee today!

Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Maine HR Convention being held at the Samoset Resort from May 6-9, 2014.

To see the full line-up of programs and keynote speakers, go to   Members of SHRM and Maine SHRM Chapters enjoy a 10% member discount.

We hope to see you there!