Executive Search for Scientific & Health Organizations


Executive Search for Scientific & Health Organizations


Scion Executive Search Scientific & Health Practice specializes in leading executive search for institutions advancing national and global health and research.


Since 2006, Scion Executive Search has successfully placed leaders across a great range of foundations, research institutions, scientific organizations, and related nonprofits.

Scion has been included in Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms list of 250 firms worldwide for the past two years and has been recognized by the Business Times as a leading firm for thirteen years running. We are a team of expert executive recruiters, leadership networkers, connectors, diversity hiring specialists, project managers, and organizational development advisors. As an award-winning firm with a passion for connecting our clients with exceptional talent, we thrive on providing leadership expertise and empowering mission impact.

For more than a decade and counting, our award-winning firm has been leading our industry and guiding prestigious research and health nonprofits through leadership transitions via our proven, first-in-class executive search methodology and strategy.

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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

  • Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Executive Director

  • Morris Animal Foundation

President and CEO

  • Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA)

Executive Director

  • The American Society for Nondestructive Testing 501(c)(3)

Executive Director

  • Mosaic

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Mosaic

Vice President

  • Holt International

Vice President

  • The American Lung Association

Executive Director

  • Diabetes Youth Families

Executive Director

  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Operations & Administration Executive

  • Center for Youth Wellness

Clinical Programs Executive

  • Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Hamilton Families

Director of Housing and Family Services

  • Covenant House

Senior Vice President of Programs

  • Community Gatepath

Director of Children’s Services

  • Aspiranet

Associate Program Director

  • CureDuchenne

Chief Development Officer

  • SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute

Development Director

  • One Sight

Senior Director of Global Development

  • The American Lung Association

Director of Development

  • Zen Hospice Center

Director of Development

  • La Clinica de La Raza

Annual Fund Professional

  • Blue Shield Foundation

Grants Director

  • Center For Youth Wellness

Interim Director of Development

  • Holt International

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) / Vice President of Finance & Administration

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Controller/CFO

  • SEIU-ULTCW

Director of IT

  • Hearing & Speech Center

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • SEIU 775

Director of Technology and Information

  • Chinese Hospital

Director of Hospital Systems

  • National Psoriasis Foundation

IT Manager

  • Holt International

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

*PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE LIST IS ONLY A SAMPLE OF CURRENT WORK AND NOT A FULL LIST OF SEARCH ENGAGEMENTS.