Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Focus: Search Firms

For our Tuesday focus feature, we bring you a compendium of executive search & placement firms that have been referenced here in our near-year of operation - almost all of them have jobs listed at the links below. Of course, we welcome any tips or suggestions for additions to this list - although we are not interested in career-counseling companies or other groups that ask job-seekers to pay for their services.

Academic Search – higher education focus, which can occasionally include communications/outreach and development

Administaff – national firm with number of admin & other jobs in area

Alford Group
– mission-driven non-profit focus

Athena Consulting – providing staff to state and local government welfare and health agencies

APR Consulting – national firm – web, admin and other relevant opportunities

Ascent Executive Search – specializing in law firm & healthcare categories

Association Strategies – nonprofit & association search, mostly DC area

B.H. Griner – focused on admin, marketing & legal in DC area

Boardwalk Consulting – focus on executive-level spots at nonprofits; excellent info on status of current searches

Bonnie Jones Associates – law-firm focused, includes marketing/communications and admin support positions

BOSS Group – nationwide, but seems especially focused on region from DC to New Jersey, and on creative & marketing communications opportunities

Bridgespan – focused on recruiting senior leadership for philanthropic/non-profit groups – their opportunities appear among the wider circle of nonprofit listings in their Bridgestar resource

C2 Portfolio Essentials – comprehensive recruiting services to federal contractors

California Environmental Associates – as the name implies, environmental/sustainable business focus

Campbell & Company – mostly senior-level, and mostly development/fundraising – national form

Capitol Recruiters, Inc. – specializing in DC-area law firm staff recruitment

Chaloner Associates – national communications search company

Champion Recruiting – DC-focused, variety of experience levels and job functions found

CityStaff – DC-focused - we currently see mostly admin available

Cloudtropolis – areas of focus include: interactive, social media, digital advertising, marketing and PR

Commongood Careers – focused on helping fill positions at mission-driven nonprofits

Contact1 – DC based, public affairs & other categories

Creative Group – marketing & advertising

DRI Consulting – philanthropic and nonprofit executive search

Explore Company – nonprofit & philanthropic, with apparent environmental focus

FirstPro – attorney recruiting – occasionally have legislative/lobbying opportunities

Freeman Philanthopic Services – recruitment and other services for the non-profit sector

Graham Staffing – admin, along with some public affairs opportunities - DC area focus

Heyman Associates (search via for candidates) – national firm, senior-level communications & public affairs focus

Hire Strategy – DC-area focused, admin & marketing among their areas of expertise

Isaacson, Miller – nonprofit & mission-driven organizations, including (but not limited to) academic institutions

JDG Search – executive/senior level focus – nonprofits and other categories

Kelly Services – national firm

K-Force Staffing – national firm

Korn/Ferry – international executive recruiting mainstay – they advertise some of their listings on their eKornFerry site, with an occasional senior non-profit/association post among the offerings there.

Koya Consulting – progressive-orientation – enviro and education featured – national firm

Legal Placements – marketing/admin opportunities might be of interest – mostly DC area, along with New York and other locations

Jones Networking – DC-area – mainly admin and tech opportunities found

Midtown Group – DC area + Chicago

Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group – retained by nonprofits from across the sector to fill positions at all levels of employment

Nonprofit Staffing Solutions – DC focused

Paladin Staffing – creative/web, marketing & communications focus - most opportunities are in Chicago area, but we've seen some DC-area listings from them, as well

Paradigm Staffing – PR/communications focus – DC-area & San Francisco among their areas of concentration

Pat Taylor & Associates – attorney/legal focus, but sometimes has law firm marketing/communications and legislative positions available

Prime Staffing – local focus

Peter Bell & Associates – PR & communications orientation

PoliTemps – temp, admin and other opportunities for the politically-oriented and -ambitious.

Professionals for Nonprofits – you must register to see jobs

RAFFA – search is one of the many support services provided – DC-area/nonprofit focus

Randstad – good source of admin and temp opportunities

RazorWest – consulting and contract work

ROCS – jobs and internships for current students and recent grads in the DC area; admin, IT & marketing/sales predominate

Russell Reynolds & Associates – they don't list jobs available online, but we're including them because they're a major international firm with significant DC presence

RuthiPosttow Staffing – you can see a scroll of sample opportunities at bottom of link

SBR Executive Search – national search firm in multiple disciplines, including non-profit (scroll to bottom for that category)

Slesinger Management – senior management & leadership positions at DC-area nonprofits

SpencerStuart - international executive search firm; they do not list their opportunities online, however

Staffing Advisors – DC-area focus – usually have a steady supply of new listings – we like their blog, too

Starpoint Solutions – national firm

Sterling Martin Associates
– DC-based, w/ New York and CA outposts

Talent Market – recruiting services for conservative and libertarian think tanks, policy organizations, and research centers dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government

TRAK – admin, along with legal, accounting & finance

Tran Recruiting – Fairfax-based – no jobs currently listed

Transition Guides – executive/senior nonprofit focus – national firm

TSI Staffing – specializing in temp/permanent admin, clerical & support positions – no opportunities listed

Tuft & Associates - association/nonprofit and healthcare

Vetted Solutions – self-described boutique executive search company

Witt/Kieffer – national education and not-for profit – also healthcare and insurance/managed care specialties

Wisdom-Williams – no jobs listed, but we often see their ads for admin and other talent elsewhere

last updated Aug. 11, 2011

1 comment:

Bob Corlett said...


Thanks for the mention (glad to hear you like our blog!)