Chicago Nonprofit Executive Search Firm

Chicago Nonprofit Executive Search Firm

Scion Executive Search provides executive search services for nonprofit organizations located in the Chicago area. Our team is a contemporary, full-service Executive Search recruitment agency located in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Nonprofit Executive Search Firm and Retained Search Experts

Scion Executive Search Chicago proudly serves the Chicago metro area and Illinois with extensive executive searches for nonprofit organizations, foundations, educational institutions and more for nearly two decades. Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is the United State’s third-largest city and is considered to be the business hub of the Midwest. Chicago is a city filled with beautiful art scenes, an inspirational food scene, and plenty of rich history. Whether you want to bike along miles of beautiful shoreline, visit museums that talk about the history of the city, or catch a ballgame at historic Wrigley Field, Chicago has so much to offer as one of our country’s most beautiful cities. According to Cause IQ, there are over 52,500 organizations in the Chicago metro area. Combined, these nonprofits employ almost 847,000 people, earn more than $98 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $284 billion. Scion Executive Search has a detailed and thorough executive search process that has resulted in numerous successful nonprofit executive searches in the Chicago area. This refined recruiting process helps us ensure we find the best nonprofit leaders and allows you to meet the hiring goals and needs for your organization, foundation, or institution. Scion Executive Search is the top Chicago nonprofit executive search firm in the area and we are prepared to find the visionary leaders you need for your organization!

Executive Search Services We Offer in Chicago

Our team of tenured executive recruiters specialize in matching organizations with qualified, mission-driven candidates that fit their organizational needs, culture, and structure. As a socially conscious executive search firm, we care about the community in Illinois that we serve and we hold ourselves and the work we do to a high standard. This work ethic and dedication to our clients and executive candidates has resulted not only in many successful searches for a variety of mission-driven organizations, but has earned Scion national recognition as one of the top nonprofit executive search firms in the nation.

Our proven nonprofit executive search process is what makes us a leader in Nonprofit Executive Search Services. Our experienced executive search team will perform a detailed analysis of your organization and the position you’re looking to hire for to evaluate your needs. We gather as much information as possible so we can take the right approach to find a candidate that meets those requirements. With a vast national network of qualified executive-level candidates that have experience and insight in a wide variety of fields in the nonprofit sector, the Scion recruitment team will utilize every resource and tool at their disposal to make sure you land the best candidate for your organization. This level of dedication and successful track record of finding qualified candidates for leadership roles is what separates Scion Executive Search from other nonprofit search firms.

We also pride ourselves on being dedicated to diversity recruitment and we operate our searches from this premise, as well as our own internal staffing. Our commitment to diversity is one of our main core values at Scion and something we practice every day. We are dedicated to bringing only the best service to our executive search clients and the executive talent we work with across multiple industries!


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1500 North Halsted St. Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60642

(312) 620-5466

Nationally Recognized and Award-Winning Executive Search

Scion’s Chicago Nonprofit Executive Search Firm has been recognized as a top executive search firm in the Business Times Book of Lists, Forbes list of Leading Executive Recruiting Firms in the US and World, as well as Inc. 5000 Top Fastest-Growing Companies in America and awarded by ClearlyRated, The Best of Staffing. Whether you need management staff, board members, senior leaders, or executive level personnel, we are ready to connect you to the nonprofit leader talent you’re searching for.

Our experienced team can lead executive searches for the following roles and focus areas:

Nonprofit Leadership Roles We Recruit For:

Executive Director

Chief Development Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operations Officer

Chief Executive Officer

VP Positions

Chief Diversity Officer

Controllers & Finance Executives

And More!

Mission Areas We Recruit For:

Community Organizations

Children & Family Services


Human Rights

Social Justice


And More!

Other Management Roles We Recruit For:

HR Management & Administration

Department Managers

Marketing Managers

Communication Managers

IT & Systems Management

Program Leadership


Educational Institutions

Healthcare Organizations

And More!