Nonprofit Executive Search Services for Executive Director and CEO Search


Award-Winning National Nonprofit Executive Search for Executive Directors and CEOs


We Connect Mission-Driven Organizations To Impactful Nonprofit Executive Leadership.


Scion is an award-winning retained executive search firm designed to satisfy the executive leadership needs of nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions. As proven experts in nonprofit Executive Director and CEO recruitment, we understand the importance of hiring proven, mission-driven executives who are exceptional leaders.

Since 2006, Scion Executive Search has had the pleasure of completing hundreds of prestigious comprehensive national, statewide, and local nonprofit executive leadership searches across the United States. Our leadership networks are vast and our experience spans national regions including the West, East, Midwest, and South.

As a leader in our field, Scion has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Executive Recruiting Firms in the United States and the World, by the Business Times as a Leading Search Firm for the past thirteen years running, and relied upon for our expertise in the ABC News segment, “Where The Job Growth Is Happening,” and recently in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

In addition to our proven search experience and specialization, our firm is deeply rooted in the national nonprofit sector in which we serve. Our Managing Partners and Executive Recruiters actively sit on nonprofit boards, volunteer for a variety of causes and events, and passionately help our respective communities.

Stemming from our hands-on expertise and passion for nonprofits we take great care in creating exceptionally well-qualified and diverse executive candidate pools for our devoted clients. In addition to our robust search activities, our executive search leaders are well-equipped to counsel on organizational development strategy, timeline creation, leadership transitions, and best practices to attain your hiring goals and support your mission.

The initiation of each nonprofit executive search is an opportunity for organizational advancement, growth, and reflection. We stand ready to implement our proven executive search methodology and strategies to recruit exceptional leadership on your organization’s behalf.

We Lead Executive Director and CEO Searches For:

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Foundations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Associations
  • Unions

Our Vast International, National, and Local Executive Candidate Network(s) Include Leadership Within:

  • Nonprofits
  • Foundations
  • Corporations
  • Startups
  • Educational Institutions
  • Associations
  • Unions
  • Governments
  • International Organizations

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As experts in nonprofit executive director searches, we assist your decision makers in uniting resources, and offer clear expectations of the decision makers’ responsibilities while engaging us. In the end, we can all gain valuable insight through our communicative approach and true partnership. The approach we utilize is strategic and consultative in nature. All of the aspects of the executive search are executed on behalf of your organization and customizable.

Completed Executive Search & Client Examples

  • Morris Animal Foundation

President and CEO

  • Born Free USA

CEO (Current Search)

  • Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund

Executive Director

  • The Historic Trust

CEO

  • Parent Institute for Quality Education

CEO

  • Future Problem Solving Program International

Executive Director

  • Upstream USA

Executive Director

  • Business Professionals of America

Executive Director

  • Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA)

Executive Director

  • The Marcled Foundation 501(c)(3)

CEO/Executive Director

  • Amazon Watch 501(c)(3)

Executive Director

  • Full Circle Fund 501(c)(3)

Executive Director

  • Community Service Organization

CEO

  • The OWASP Foundation

Executive Director

  • Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Executive Director

  • Thomas Edison Charter Academy

Executive Director/Superintendent

  • Walker Basin Conservancy

Executive Director

  • American Baptist Seminary of the West

President

  • Diabetes Youth Families

Executive Director

  • International Association of Workforce Professionals

Executive Director

  • Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Executive Director

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

Executive Director

  • AMCA

Executive Director

  • The American Lung Association

Executive Director

  • Community Learning Center Schools (501(c)(3)

Executive Director

  • BMW, MOA (Membership Organization)

Executive Director

  • Center for the Art of Translation

Executive Director

  • Zen Hospice Project

Executive Director

  • WSRCA 501(c)(3)

Executive Director

  • Trailways Association

Executive Director

  • Jack Links Philanthropic Community Center

Executive Director

  • Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 104 & Bay Area Industry Training Fund

Executive Director

  • Partners Achieving Community Transformation/The Ohio State University

CEO/Executive Director

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