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Senior Consultant, Executive & Professional Search

Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. We’re looking to immediately expand our Search Practice team by hiring a Senior Executive & Professional Search Consultant to respond to targeted and rapid growth achievement and goals. 

The Search Team at Nonprofit HR is a group of passionate, driven, high performing, competitive social entrepreneurs driven by mission and results. No idea is too crazy, no amount of growth scares us, and there is no cap on your earning potential. We’re running wild and free in wide-open spaces and need to add another member to our team to respond to our growth. We need someone who has relevant experience and documented success. A self-starter who would rather ask for forgiveness than wait for permission to execute on a gut feeling. We’re looking for a teammate who not only shares our passion for mission-driven work, but is equally fervent about building a successful business.

The Senior Consultant, Executive & Professional Search (Senior Consultant) will conduct and serve as a trusted advisor on search engagements nationally. This role is responsible for the successful closure of search assignments at the professional and executive levels, using unique search methodologies and strategies.

The Senior Consultant conducts detailed interviews with professional, senior and executive-level candidates and evaluates qualifications and fit with the client organizations’ needs; prepares oral and written informative assessments, presentations and recommendations; and manages the expectations of both clients and candidates to ensure successful experiences on every search process within agreed-upon timelines.

This position reports to and works collaboratively with the Managing Director, Search on strategy and business development initiatives; manages execution of research, position specification development, candidate development and interviews, referencing, and client management. The job environment is fast-paced and results-oriented. A self-confident, extroverted style that can engage and positively impact individuals and groups is essential. If you work best when given goals to achieve, and the freedom to decide how you’ll get there, this is the role for you. 


  • Manages retained executive and professional search consulting engagements and recruits, interviews, places, and achieves highly qualified talent for senior and executive-level positions and serves as a point of contact for the firm’s HR outsourcing clients and consultants.
  • Ensures name-gathering/sourcing phase is executed in a timely & efficient manner to expand and develop candidate pools for each engagement and presents the client with detailed reporting to support these efforts.
  • Recommends recruiting methodology, takes accurate position notes, writes and prepares candidate profiles, related reports, and assessments for presentation to clients, and provides appropriate briefings to maintain the integrity of recruitment processes and search engagements.
  • Manages interview process including debriefing clients and candidates with relevant information and updating both parties on developments.
  • Negotiates/closes offer process and effectively manages offer/acceptance/start timelines ensuring that all deliverables are handled in a timely and effective manner.
  • Actively participates in the establishment and maintenance of partnerships with for-profit entities whose businesses complement those of the firm with the intent of translating relationships into profitable search business opportunities.


  • A bachelor's degree and a minimum of ten (10) years as a recruitment professional that includes executive and professional search experience working with other search firms with a nonprofit practice or focus and proven connections within major sub-sectors of the nonprofit community including arts and culture, associations, education, health, and human services, environment and faith-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial drive and proven ability to be self-motivated to learn, grow, and succeed as well as ability to quickly learn systems, processes, and procedures and quickly assimilate information and build solutions to balance business needs, outperforming other search firm competitors.
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills including ability to communicate orally, write and present effectively and concisely to a wide variety of audiences including management, staff, and Boards of Directors.
  • Proven experience managing multiple search engagements and recruiting top talent within the nonprofit sector for a wide range of verticals or general industry experience and knowledge about recruiting for nonprofits and/or large trade associations with access to a strong network of mission-driven talent.
  • Attainment of one or more certifications CSP/CSC/PHR/SPHR is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and sustaining business relationships with potential customers, and ability to represent the firm with credibility in front of clients.
  • Outstanding follow-up, attention to detail and organizational skills required.
  • Passion, intelligence, a high level of self-motivation and the ability to influence, convince and persuade effectively;
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with all MS Office applications and experience with CRM software and/or applicant tracking systems. Experience working with Salesforce is a plus.


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For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience for more information about the firm. To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Myra T. Briggs, Managing Director at Nonprofit HR, qualifications and why you are interested in joining the Nonprofit HR team. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit:


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