Education Executive Search Firm Services for Higher Education and Schools

Award-Winning Education Executive Search Firm

Since 2006, we have been providing award-winning executive search leadership for higher education, private and public schools, and educational organizations.  We are experts in local and national education executive search.

Introducing Our Education Leadership Search Practice

Hiring the right educational leadership talent can make the difference between organizational growth and decline. Across the nation, educational institutions of all sizes are actively improving their operations, technology capacity, educational programs, financial systems, advancement initiatives and recruitment programs. No matter your strategic goals we can make the challenge of finding the right educational leader an attainable reality.

Since 2006, Scion Executive Search has been leading comprehensive education executive searches for higher-education, private, public-school, and educational programs across the United States. We connect educational institutions to extraordinary national and local leadership talent who are an exceptional cultural addition to your team and wonderful match for your mission, programs, and position objectives. The talent we recruit and represent are uniquely qualified to tackle our clients’ strategic organizational goals.

Every organizational leadership opening brings with it the opportunity for organizational growth. We help inspire, cultivate, and leverage your organizational potential in every executive search we take on while leading highly effective, comprehensive, and expedient leadership searches and cultivating candidate slate diversity.

Our Search Services

Our education executive search practice supports national c-level searches and department leadership recruitment for a wide variety of educational organizations and leadership roles ranging from Superintendent, President, Provost/Dean, Head of School, Executive Director, Athletic Director, to academic and departmental VP and Director leadership in key departments such as development, finance, operations, human resources, programs, administration, technology, legal, and facilities. From higher education institutions, K-12 schools, to early childhood and special education programs, we bring vast search experience and talent resources to best match your educational pedagogy.

Our education executive search consultants are adept at delivering hiring success. As an established leader in education executive search, we bring millions of potential national and local leadership options in our network.  Our proven executive search methodology ensures search quality and success.  In addition to recruitment, networking, and candidate evaluation our education search consultants counsel our clients as market and recruiting best practices, timeline creation, and leadership transition assistance to successfully navigate the full cycle recruitment process and onboarding of your new executive leader.

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Executive Searches We Lead

Organizational Leaders

  • President
  • Superintendent
  • Provost
  • Dean
  • Head of School (K-12, Early Childhood, Special Education)
  • Executive Director (K-12, Early Childhood, Special Education)
  • Pedagogical Director

C-Level Education Leadership

  • Chief Advancement Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Research Officer (CSO)
  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Communication Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Medical / Nursing Officer
  • Campus Operations Officer
  • Chief Safety Office

Vice Presidents, Directors, and Education Management

  • Development/Advancement and Major Gifts
  • Student Support Services
  • Athletics
  • Enrollment
  • Research
  • Online Education
  • Programs
  • Legal
  • Government Relations
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Financial Aid
  • Public and Campus Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Technology & Engineering
  • Security & Networking
  • Data & Information
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Project Management
  • Registration
  • Career Services
  • Academic Advising

Recent Executive Search Client Examples

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • The Ohio State University
  • 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
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Early Childhood Education ECE / Community Service Agency
  • Golden Gate University
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Worldreader
  • Washington Education Association
  • San Francisco State University
  • Park Day School


*Please note: the above list is only a sample of current work & not a a full list of search engagements.

  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Brandeis Hillel Day School
  • The French American International School
  • California Alumni Association
  • Berkeley Student Coop
  • The Guardsmen
  • California School Boards Association
  • The Jewish Bureau of Education
  • Insight Education
  • United Negro College Fund
  • The Creekside School
  • SEO Scholars
  • Philanthropy University
  • Hearing and Speech Center
  • Sunshine Resources of Door County
  • The Historic Trust
  • The Holdsworth Center


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We are experts in leading education executive searches. Our award-winning search practice will guide you through a successful comprehensive and robust executive search process in a timely fashion to meet your hiring goals. Start your search for a new leader today.