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 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.

Executive Search & Client Examples

  • Thomas Edison Charter Academy
  • American Baptist Seminary of the West
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education
  • Future Problem Solving Program International
  • Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Community Learning Center Schools
  • The Ohio State University / Partners Achieving Community Transformation
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Early Childhood Education ECE / Community Service Agency
  • Golden Gate University
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Golden Gate University
  • Worldreader
  • San Francisco State University
  • Park Day School
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • California Alumni Association
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Brandeis Hillel Day School
  • The French American International School
  • Golden Gate University
  • The Guardsmen
  • California School Boards Association
  • The Jewish Bureau of Education
  • Insight Education
  • United Negro College Fund
  • The Creekside School
  • SEO Scholars
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

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