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Manage Position Advertising for an Institution

Interfolio provides a public link to a list of all the published positions available at an institution. Use this link to advertise the positions available on the institutional website or other places where a list of available positions is provided.


Positions set as Private will not be made available via this link.


Users also have the option of activating an RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) Feed of their public positions.


Set Up Position Advertising

1. Navigate to Position Advertising under Administration

Navigation: Administration > Position Advertising

  1. Click Administration on the navigation bar.
    Administration selected under Faculty Search
  2. Click Position Advertising from the navigation bar on the left-hand side.
    Position Advertising selected on the navigation bar

2. Make desired changes

  1. Click Edit adjacent the the List Name to change the name of the public positions list.
    List Name section with Edit selected to the right
  2. Click Copy URL adjacent to the URL to copy the list for distribution.
    URL section with Copy URL button selected
  3. Click Manage EEO Statement adjacent the the Equal Employment Opportunity Statement to access the EEO statement that appears on positions.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement section with Manage EEO Statement selected
  4. Click Activate Feed under the Positions RSS Feed section to activate an RSS feed of public positions at the institution that will contain details about open positions including title, unit, deadline, and descriptions.
    Position RSS Feed Section with Activate Feed button selected below

    It may take up to 30 seconds for data to appear in the feed.



What is an RSS Feed?

RSS, (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary), is a standardized format for web feeds. Content distributors create a web feed to provide users with new or updated content, and users can subscribe to those web feeds by adding them to an aggregator, often known as an RSS reader. This allows a user to view content from multiple different sources using one application on their computer or mobile device. Podcasts are a great example of how RSS works. A user may have an app on their phone that allows them to listen to several of their favorite podcasts. Each podcast is really an RSS feed that a user can subscribe to. When a new episode of a podcast is released, it is added to an RSS feed that makes it available to the app so that the user can download or listen to it. News aggregators are another popular example of RSS. Many news websites use RSS feeds as a way to distribute new articles. A news aggregator (aka RSS reader) application can be used to subscribe to feeds from many different news sources. This allows users to view news articles from a variety of different sources in one location, rather than having to navigate to several different websites to see when a new article has been published.


How can my institution use an RSS feed to advertise their positions?

By activating an RSS feed for public positions, the institution is providing potential applicants with a mechanism to easily, and quickly, see when a new position at the institution has been opened. An RSS feed allows open positions at an institution to be advertised on job search services such as HERC, Chronicle, or other marketing/advertising vendors, making it easy for the institution to reach a wide audience of potential applicants.