Executive Search for Nonprofit Program, Legal & Policy Executives

Executive Search for Nonprofit Program, Legal and Policy Leadership

We Connect Mission-Driven Organizations To Impactful Nonprofit Leadership.

Programs are central to the very heart of your organization, so we understand the importance of identifying exceptional, highly skilled talent as well as the impact of a new addition to your team. Our executive candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission and culture.

Recruiting exceptional programmatic and legal experts for the nonprofit sector is a core specialty for our award-winning executive search firm. We find and recruit innovative programmatic and advocacy leaders on a daily basis which can help you transform your organizational impact.

One exceptional hire can positively impact an organization for many years to come. It is our work and passion to transform organizational opportunity into reality for our devoted clients. The Business Times has recognized Scion as a leading staffing firm for the past fifteen years running, and Scion was recently awarded to the list of Best Executive Recruiting Firms in the World and US by Forbes and the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing list.


Program Positions We Recruit:

  • Chief Program Officer
  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Vice President of Programs
  • Program Director
  • Senior Officer
  • Program Officer
  • Program Manager
  • Foundation/Philanthropic Program Executives
  • Director of Clinical Program/Manager
  • Impact, Measurement, Evaluation Director/Manager
  • Program Manager


Legal Positions We Recruit:

  • Chief Legal Officer / Head of Legal
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief of Legal Affairs
  • Trust Officer / Philanthropic Specialties
  • Legal Executive
  • Head of Privacy
  • Vice President of Legal
  • Vice President of Legal Affairs
  • General Counsel
  • Legal Director/Manager
  • Legal Service Director
  • Legal Research Director
  • Director/Manager of Legal Affairs
  • Attorney


Advocacy & Policy Positions We Recruit:

  • Chief Advocacy Officer
  • Vice President of Advocacy
  • Advocacy Director
  • Policy Director/Manager
  • Campaign Director/Manager
  • Public Policy Director/Manager
  • Organizing Director
  • Director of Community Engagement
  • Chief/Lead Negotiator
  • Chief Lobbyist
  • Government and Community Relations Director/Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Associate
  • Advocates

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Completed Executive Search & Client Examples

  • Hamilton Families

Director of Housing and Family Services

  • Larkin Street Youth Services

Chief Program Officer

  • Covenant House

Senior Vice President of Programs

  • Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

Chief Program Officer

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Impact, Planning and Analysis Officer #1

  • The Nature Conservancy

Associate Director of Marketing Engagement

  • Marin Community Foundation

Director of Evaluation and Learning

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Arctic Research Fellow

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Program Manager

  • United Negro College Fund

Workforce Development Program Manager

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Grants Administrator

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Program Officer

  • Community Gatepath

Director of Children’s Services

  • SEIU 775

Director of Program Development

  • Comprehensive Health Services

Site Program Director

  • International Rescue Committee

Duty of Care Program Executive

  • Aspiranet

Associate Program Director

  • SEO Scholars

Program Manager

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Director of Program and Network Development

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