Finance Executive Search for Nonprofits

Finance Executive Search Leadership For Nonprofits

We Are Nonprofit Executive Search Experts.

Scion Executive Search is an expert in finance executive search. We lead talent searches on behalf of leading national and international nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions. When the stakes are high and exceptional results are what you require you can trust our expert search consultants to connect you with the best finance talent on the market.

Our executive finance candidates bring proven expertise, and we are skilled at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission. Our firm has led thousands of searches around the globe.

As proven experts in nonprofit finance executive search, we understand the importance of hiring experienced mission-driven executives who are exceptional leaders.  We can help your nonprofit gain access to proven leadership from the academic, government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.

Finance Positions We Fill:

  • Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Director of Finance
  • Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Bursar
  • Procurement Officer
  • Senior Accountant
  • Other specialties

Organizations We Recruit For:

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

Benefits of engaging our firm:

Search process leadership: We are experts at communicating with your organization and leading the search process.

Pipeline creation: We offer expansive reach into local, national, and international candidate networks of nonprofit, foundation, start-up, corporate and governmental executives.

Search and candidate management: We manage the entire process and all of the recruitment, administrative, and strategic search aspects.

Exclusivity of candidates: When you engage us we always grant your organization exclusive, first right of refusal on all candidates sourced for your organization during the search.

Competitive intelligence: For every executive search, we provide you with reports on candidates sourced, candidates contacted, scores, status, etc.

Commitment to filling the position: We work diligently to exceed your expectations, build an extensive candidate pipeline, and deliver results for your timeline.

Our executive finance placements are successful because:

  • We are nonprofit finance search specialists and experts in our field.
  • We provide top tier mission-driven executives that are passionate about nonprofit work and your organization.
  • We hold a robust network of private nonprofit, corporate, foundation, and start-up finance executives and access to national networks of over 14,000,000+ executive candidate options.
  • We quickly and thoroughly learn about your organization and your staffing needs before presenting candidates for your review.
  • We are flexible and can customize our search service to best meet your needs.
  • We have successfully placed over 1,000 nonprofit professionals and excel in doing so expediently.
  • We get to know our executive candidates, their goals, aspiration, and abilities, which enables us to make strong employment matches for your organization.
  • We are skilled at working with nonprofit Boards and organizational leadership in a neutral and advisory role.

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Completed Executive Search & Client Examples


  • Swords to Plowshares

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Holt International

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) / Vice President of Finance & Administration

  • Worldreader

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • California Labor Federation

Director of Finance and Administration

  • Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Hearing & Speech Center

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • RSF Social Finance

Senior Accountant

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center


  • SEIU LOCAL 1000


  • Animal Legal Defense Fund

Director of Finance

  • San Francisco State University


  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Controller/Finance Executive

  • Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


  • Community Gatepath


  • San Francisco State University

Procurement Officer

  • Oregon Association of REALTORS

Director of Finance

  • Park Day School

Director of Finance

  • The East Bay Asian Local Development Corp

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


*Please note: the above list is only a sample of current work and note a full list of search engagements.