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Thank you for your interest in working at Hope College!

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Hope College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education.

Hope College affirms the dignity of all persons as made in the image of God. Hope College is committed to being a welcoming, vibrant and caring academic community where academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge are strengthened by our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and grounded in the historic Christian faith, where the full humanity of all may flourish in an environment in which there is room for different perspectives that bring people together. It is the policy of Hope College not to discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, familial status, genetic information, height, national origin, race, religion (except in the event of a bona fide occupational qualification), sex (including gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation), theological perspectives (e.g., conservative, progressive, traditional), veteran status, weight or any other legally protected attribute, status or characteristic.

Our commitment to an equitable and inclusive place of learning, living, and working together, and to prevent discrimination and harassment, is the responsibility of all members of the Hope community.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in all the College’s programs and activities, including employment, admissions, and access to educational opportunities.

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies:

Senior Director of Equity and Compliance
Office of Equity and Compliance
DeWitt Center, Room 220
(616) 395-6816

For further information, you can contact the local Office for Civil Rights at:

Office for Civil Rights (Cleveland Office), U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 325
Cleveland, OH 44115-1812

Here is a link to a video from the U.S. Department of Education: How to File a Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Request Accommodations
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or to apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources by email at hr@hope.edu or by phone at 616.395.7811.
Guidelines for Hope College Candidates response to Mission statement

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Hope College. As most of our applicants (like many of our current faculty/staff) have had no association with a church-affiliated college before applying for a position here, many of them have questions about the Christian nature of the institution. As it may not be addressed elsewhere in your application please devote particular attention to the Christian aspect of the mission and your personal engagement with faith and/or faith community. 

Specifically, please include the following in your response to the mission statement:

  1. A statement reflecting on the mission statement of Hope College. The mission statement is printed below and more details can be found at https://hope.edu/about/mission.html. The purpose of this request is not to elicit a preconceived response, but to help committee members understand how you see yourself participating in the mission of this college community. 

The mission of Hope College is to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence, in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith.

In your response, please address each element of the mission, including global engagement (your investment in equipping students for lives of leadership and service in a diverse global society; up to 1 page max) and rooting one’s work in the context of the historic Christian faith (how you see your engagement with the ecumenical Christian identity of the college and how you would contribute to the Christian mission of Hope College; up to 1 page max).

You might consider using the following questions to help frame your response: 

  1. Considering your disciplinary training, your professional experiences and your personal background, how might you work to contribute to the mission of Hope College?

  2. What would you bring to Hope College to help fulfill the mission, and what might the community of Hope College provide you?
At Hope College we embrace our ability to express our faith and relationship with God. We understand that this might be unique, and we welcome open, uninhibited expressions of your faith in your response. For more information, please feel free to contact our Human Resources department at jobs@hope.edu or 616.395.7811. We welcome your questions!