Direct Hire Nonprofit Search Firm & Staffing Services

Award-Winning National Nonprofit Search Firm

Scion Nonprofit ready to partner with you for your hiring needs.

It can be a prolonged, time intensive, and demanding process to recruit the best nonprofit talent on the market without the correct resources. That is why Scion Nonprofit Staffing on a daily basis recruits, networks with, and evaluates elite nonprofit talent at the local and national level on behalf of our busy and successful clients. We stand ready to connect you to our vast established nonprofit candidate network!

Our built professional relationships and expansive networks are vast, and include experienced nonprofit professionals newly on the market, passive job-seekers considering new private opportunities, as well as professional networking groups and industry experts. We fill core nonprofit (non-executive openings) on a contingent basis for our clients.

Our contingent search services consist of:


Immediate access to our vast network of private, experienced,  nonprofit candidates ready for direct placement. Our recruiters deliver hand selected, pre-interviewed, ready-to-hire staff. We always use a variety of methods to attract a diverse pool of qualified applicants matching your specific needs.


A proven pathway to get the word out properly about your opportunity. We always refine your position description, establish a successful and clear pay range goal, and quickly engage online postings and social media recruitment networks. From speaking at universities to attending meet-up groups and LinkedIn events, our recruiters work the room so you don’t have to.


We conduct assessments based on the job requirements and your requests, such as skills testing, behavioral questioning, and situational interviews.


We work with you to schedule interviews with the top candidates for each position. This gives you the opportunity to meet with each of our exceptional applicants and review their work history, experience, and passion for your business in more detail.


All candidate scheduling and final reference checks are conducted on your behalf in detail. This includes speaking with former employers, direct reports, or colleagues as needed to fully establish candidate credibility.


We ensure each applicant is eligible to work, and stand ready to conduct background checks on your behalf tailored to the needs of your business line.


If needed, we help present job offers, mediate offer negotiations, and counsel our clients and candidates to ensure the best chance for a successful hire. Though we cannot give legal advice, our recruiters stay up to date on employment law and current hiring trends.


We stand behind our work with a concrete service guarantee and a full commitment to excellence and search confidentiality. Our valued clients are serviced and always represented in a highly personal, ethical, professional, and effective manner. We back all of our professional executive search services with a three month service guarantee. We do this because we are confident in the extraordinary quality of our searches, and the talented candidates that we select to represent.

To connect with one of our nonprofit recruiters, please click here. We look forward to connecting you to the nonprofit talent your organization needs to succeed.

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We recruit for a wide variety of nonprofit specialties nationwide:

  • Executive Leadership & Interim Officers

(President, CEO, Executive Director, Associate Director)

  • Nonprofit Programs

(CPO, VP, Director, Manager, Assistant)

  • Development/Fundraising

(CDO, Director of Development, Officer, Manager, Assistant, Grants)

  • Grantmaking/Foundation Specialties

(Chief Program Officer, Program Director, Manager, Program Assistant, Research, Impact)

  • Nonprofit Finance & Accounting

(CFO, VP, Director, Manager, Assistant, Accountant)

  • Operations & Facilities 

(COO, VP, Director, Manager, Assistant)

  • Human Resources/Talent Acquisition & DEI

(CHRO, VP, Director, Manager, Generalist, Assistant)

  • IT & Database

(CIO, CTO, VP, Director, Manager, Raiser’s Edge Administrator)

  • Marketing, Communications/PR

(CMO, VP, Director, Manager, Assistant)

  • Science, Research & Data

(Chief Research Officer, VP, Director, Manager, Assistant)

  • Administrative & Support

(Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Reception, Office Manager)

  • Other Specialties 

(Advocacy, Organizing, Legal, Project Management, Creative, Healthcare, Medical)