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Scion Executive Search’s San Francisco office is a national retained nonprofit executive search firm designed solely for organizations, foundations, and educational institutions located in the heart of the financial district.


Since 1997, our partners have been strategically placing nonprofit talent within foundations, organizations, and educational institutions globally. From the largest foundations, universities, and government employers, to social services and art organizations, our firm offers tailored executive recruitment programs to meet your leadership needs.

The secret to our success lies within our commitment to excellence. At Scion, we’re focused on providing you with incredible talent options which align with your culture and unique working requirements.

The foundation of Scion is rooted in the relationships we’ve mindfully cultivated with individuals, foundations, organizations, businesses, universities and communities. We offer our clients unparalleled reach into national and local networks with millions of candidate options, and boast an existing vetted pool of over 100,000 private nonprofit executives that continues to grow each day.

As proven experts in nonprofit executive recruitment, we understand the vital importance of hiring experienced nonprofit talent that is fully motivated by your mission, and that fits within your nonprofit’s specific culture. We thrive in placing real and experienced people at social causes who are ready to wrap their arms around your mission, feed their respective passions, and in turn help our nonprofit community.

Scion Executive Search is an award-winning full-service nonprofit executive search firm that provides clients with extraordinary talent for hire. Listed as a top executive search firm for ten years running in the Business Times –Book of Lists –our experienced executive recruiters stand ready to assist you.

We genuinely care about the people we serve and attribute our high standards of personal service as to the primary reason why we are able to score such a high retention rate with our workers. Overall, we believe our dedication to our clients is what sets us apart.

For immediate search assistance please call (888) 487-8850.

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