About Us

Responding to the employment needs of accompanying partners of professionals in the northwestern Pennsylvania region


Job Postings

Members of the DCCNP post employment opportunities on the Internet for easy access by prospective candidates.

Resume Database

Resumes may be uploaded by candidates and searched for by member organizations.


Who We Are and Who We Help

The Dual Career Consortium of northwestern Pennsylvania (DCCNP) is comprised of representatives from regional employers and colleges or universities who seek to recruit and retain high-quality professional members. The members of the consortium communicate employment opportunities for the trailing partners of prospective and employed professionals.
DCCNP is interested in helping all organizations in the region recruit and retain professional candidates, especially women in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.


What does this means to you and your organization?

In your professional capacity you are probably all too familiar with the challenge encountered when recruiting a professional applicant whose partner or spouse cannot find an opportunity for employment in our region. The lack of employment prospects for the partner or spouse is known to cause good applicants to withdraw from consideration for employment, or to leave shortly after beginning employment. A National Science Foundation grant has funded resources to build a consortium of local employers to formally address the challenge of recruiting professional couples to this region.

How can you get involved?

We would like to invite you to be a founding member of the Dual Career Consortium of Northwestern Pennsylvania (DCCNP). Your presence on the consortium would be a welcomed addition to the initiative. The DCCNP tackles the problem many organizations have with recruiting and retaining professional personnel, especially women as they are often part of a dual-career couple.

The Consortium deals with the recruitment and retention problem by identifying regional employment opportunities for consideration by the trailing partners of prospective and employed professionals. The strategy has been used successfully at institutions such as the University of Washington, University of Michigan, and Grinnell College, among others. In this way, the region benefits by being able to communicate professional openings to prospective employees and families.