Nonprofit Executive Search for Educational Institutions

Nonprofit Executive Search for Educational Institutions

Scion Executive Search has extensive experience completing comprehensive executive searches for universities, schools, and education-based nonprofit organizations.

The educational sector’s landscape is continually evolving in the United States. Across the nation, educational institutions are leveraging new models as the traditional operational leadership practices have proven less efficient. The costs of running educational institutions, technology, student recruitment, admissions, and facilities have been continually rising. Effective educational leadership is more focused than ever on change management, building agile business models, leveraging technology and a strong focus on diversity and inclusion to remain competitive and successful in the pursuit of full enrollment.

Since 2006, Scion Executive Search has been leading comprehensive executive leadership searches for prestigious educational institutions. Our education search practice supports national executive and department leadership for a wide variety of education organizations.

In addition to recruitment, networking, and candidate evaluation our executive search experts counsel our clients as to effective organizational development strategy, timeline creation, and leadership transition assistance to successfully navigate the full cycle recruitment process and onboarding of your new executive leader. We are experts in education executive search and up to date on diversity and inclusion in recruiting. It is our mission to provide leadership that is an exceptional match and fit for your strategic goals and unique organization.

We partner with institutions ranging from established universities to the small but mighty independent schools, educational nonprofits, and advocacy organizations. Our education search practice will guide you through a successful comprehensive and robust executive search and networking process.

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Scion Executive Search is an award-winning full-service nonprofit executive search firm that provides clients with extraordinary talent for hire. Since 2006, our partners have been strategically placing nonprofit talent within foundations, organizations, and educational institutions globally. It is our aim to make your organizations’ growth goals an attainable reality.

Completed Executive Search & Client Examples

  • Thomas Edison Charter Academy

Executive Director / Superintendent / Principal

  • American Baptist Seminary of the West


  • Parent Institute for Quality Education


  • Future Problem Solving Program International

Executive Director

  • Council of Chief State School Officers

Chief Development Officer

  • Community Learning Center Schools

Executive Director

  • The Ohio State University / Partners Achieving Community Transformation

CEO/Executive Director

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Vice President for Administration

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Program Executive

  • Early Childhood Education ECE / Community Service Agency


  • Golden Gate University

Major Gifts Officer

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Grants Manager

  • Golden Gate University

Director of Development

  • Worldreader

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • San Francisco State University

Director of Payroll / Director of Environmental Services

  • San Francisco State University

Procurement Officers / Bursar

  • Park Day School

Director of Finance

  • San Francisco State University

Director of Labor & Faculty Relations

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Vice President for Administration

  • San Francisco State University

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

  • University of California, San Francisco

Human Resources Manager

  • Brandeis Hillel Day School

Database and Information Manager

  • The French American International School

Manager of Database and Development

  • Golden Gate University

Applications Development Manager / Software Architect

  • Golden Gate University

Associate Dean

  • The Guardsmen

Database and Information Manager

  • Golden Gate University

Enterprise Development Manager

  • California School Boards Association

Senior Director of Public Relations

  • The Jewish Bureau of Education

Director of Marketing

  • Insight Education

Various Marketing & Communications Roles

  • United Negro College Fund

Workforce Development Program Manager

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Director of Program and Network Development

  • SEO Scholars

Program Executive

  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Twenty+ Executive Search Engagements (Program, HR, Grants, Operations)