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Engagement Manager, LeaderFit

Washington, DC
Engagement Manager
Washington, DC 

About LeaderFit
LeaderFit is a national executive search firm rooted in social impact, trusted relationships, and ten years of experience successfully placing exceptional talent in mission-driven organizations. Driven by the values of excellence, authenticity, inclusion, and trust, LeaderFit partners with Boards and executive teams of nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises to identify, hire, and onboard top leadership talent. 

Position Summary
Engagement Managers are proactive, detail-oriented, and conscientious team players with a proven record of social impact and excellent project management. They support Partners and/or Vice Presidents to plan and execute searches consistent with LeaderFit’s client service ethos. Engagement Managers drive the search process for a variety of searches, achieving key milestones and animating LeaderFit values in all client and candidate communication.

Key Responsibilities

Search Management
  • Proactively plan each phase of LeaderFit’s searches achieving key milestones
  • Manage the production of key documents, including search timelines, job descriptions, offer letters, and other key client deliverables with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Oversee the development of candidate pipelines and outreach
  • Review candidate applications and update candidate application database as necessary on a timely basis
  • Participate in internal LeaderFit and client meetings, taking notes and taking ownership for follow-up on action items with appropriate stakeholders

Candidate Engagement 
  • Ensure all candidates receive appropriate and timely communication from LeaderFit regarding the status of their candidacy consistent with LeaderFit’s values
  • Conduct first-round phone interviews, collecting key information, taking detailed notes and answering candidate questions about the role

Client Support 
  • Collaborate closely with LeaderFit Partners and/or Vice Presidents to ensure exceptional client service and communication throughout each search
  • As needed, communicate with clients via email and phone to schedule interviews and provide updates
  • Participate in and prepare team for regular client search updates

  • Professional experience managing fast-paced, complex projects with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector
  • Entrepreneurial orientation with the proven ability to take initiative, be proactive and self-directed
  • Superb organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail, including ability to execute on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively juggle competing priorities
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to be resourceful, proactively seeking out solutions and process improvements
  • Relationship-oriented with a superb client service ethic 
  • Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to produce high-quality search documents and written communication
  • Record of discretion in managing confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage with candidates and clients confidently and professionally
  • Experience managing different work styles, managing up and anticipating needs
  • Comfortable learning and integrating new technology to improve efficiency
  • Flexible team player with a deep commitment to going the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction and contribute to LeaderFit’s success
  • Strong judgement, integrity and high level of personal responsibility
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