Award-Winning Nonprofit Executive Search Firm in Chicago and Nationally

Award-Winning National Nonprofit Executive Search Firm


Scion Nonprofit Staffing is a leading executive search firm specializing in staffing nonprofits, foundations, and educational institutions.


We specialize in providing nonprofit executive search services, direct hire and temporary staffing for the nonprofit sector. Our firm—with multiple office locations across the United States—is deeply rooted in the nonprofit sector, and we implement our exclusive processes and proven search strategies to identify exceptional professionals on your organization’s behalf. Founded by nonprofit staffing experts and human resources professionals we understand how to effectively recruit for nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions.

The initiation of each nonprofit search is an opportunity for organizational advancement, growth, and reflection. Since 2006, our experienced nonprofit recruiters have successfully staffed over one thousand nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions with a variety of budgets, missions, and organizational cultures. As proven experts in nonprofit recruitment, we understand the importance of hiring experienced candidates who are exceptional professionals. In addition to being inspired by your mission, it is critical our candidates also possess experience and personal interests which are specifically aligned to the unique culture of your organization!

From the smallest social services, to the largest foundations, we leverage expert recruitment techniques and our passion for recruiting to drive the best talent for our partners. From entry level to your executive staff needs, we stand ready to connect you to the nonprofit talent you’re searching for.

OUR PLACEMENTS ARE PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE:

  • -We are experts in our field of nonprofit recruitment.
  • -We quickly and thoroughly learn about your organization and your staffing needs before presenting candidates for your review.
  • -We meet your timetable with qualified, friendly, dependable nonprofit professionals.
  • -We have successfully placed over 3,000 nonprofit professionals and excel in doing so expediently and scrupulously.
  • -We get to know our candidates, their goals, aspirations and abilities, which enables us to make strong employment matches for your organization.
  • -We only represent exceoptional candidates who are a true fit for your unique office culture, mission and team.

POSITIONS WE FILL / OUR NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE SEARCH & STAFFING SERVICES:

  • -Executive Leadership (CEO, Executive Director, COO, CAO, CDO, CFO)
  • -Program Staff (Director, Manager, Coordinator, Assistant)
  • -Development / Fundraising (CDO, Director of Development, Major Gifts, Annual Fund, Planned Giving, Grants, Partnerships, Capitol Campaigns and More)
  • -Grantmaking / Foundation Specialties (Program Leadership, Management, Research, Impact and Support)
  • -Nonprofit Finance (CFO, Director, Manager, Controller, and Accounting)
  • -Operations (Director, Manager, Assistant)
  • -Human Resources (Director, Manager, Recruiter, Assistant)
  • -IT & Database (CIO, Director, Manager)
  • -Marketing (Director, Manager, Coordinator, Assistant)
  • -Communications/PR (Director, Manager, Coordinator, Assistant)
  • -Research (Director, Manager, Analyst)
  • -Administration (Reception, Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Office Manager)
  • -Events (Director, Manager, Asssitant)
  • -Legal & Advocacy
  • -Organizating
  • -Other Nonprofit Specialties

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

CANDIDATE PIPELINE CREATION / SUPPLY

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 Linked In events, our recruiters work the room so you don’t have to.

SKILLS EVALUATIONS

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

INTERVIEW MANAGEMENT

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.

REFERENCE CHECKS

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

WORK ELIGIBILITY AND BACKGROUND CHECKING

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.

HUMAN RESOURCE PROCESSES INSTRUCTION

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.

A GUARANTEED HIRE

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.