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Senior Associate, LeaderFit

Remote, Flexible

Senior Associate
Remote location

About LeaderFit
LeaderFit is a women-owned national executive search firm rooted in a passion for social justice, authentic relationships, and more than ten years of experience successfully placing exceptional talent in mission-driven organizations. 

The LeaderFit team includes practitioners with nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate leadership experience who embody the values of excellence, authenticity, trust, and inclusion. Driven by these values, LeaderFit knows communities are stronger when extraordinary talent is matched with organizations focused on solving the world’s most intractable challenges. To this end, our goal is to help mission-driven organizations hire and develop the best leadership talent. LeaderFit provides critical expertise in identifying, attracting, hiring, and onboarding talent through a values-driven lens, ensuring nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations can focus their time and resources on reaching organizational goals. 

LeaderFit works closely with the executive teams and Boards of nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises, and become trusted advisors to our clients. We work hard to understand each client’s unique culture, strategic objectives, program offerings, and talent needs. As a result, LeaderFit has developed a dynamic, entrepreneurial ethos that allows us to adapt to our clients’ needs and create new initiatives to better serve the social sector’s talent space. Ultimately, we are most passionate about and genuinely committed to ensuring our clients hire the very best talent through a thoughtful and equitable process.

Across the past two years, the LeaderFit team has been immersed in a DEI journey, led by a nationally renowned team of consultants.  This experience has united our team though intentional gatherings that involve learning, listening, and sharing, and is an integral part of our organization. We make time each month to focus on our collective and individual racial justice journeys, ensuring our work is rooted in equity and is free from characteristics affiliated with white supremacist culture.  We work together as a team to focus on a culture of appreciation, sharing power, quality over quantity, to make sure deadlines are reasonable, and that we bring our whole selves to work.

Position Summary
LeaderFit is seeking a proactive, detail-oriented, and conscientious team player with a proven passion for social impact. The Senior Associate will play a key role in supporting searches through a wide variety of client engagement activities, including: preparing search proposals, drafting job descriptions, researching potential candidates, managing candidate engagement, and participating in client meetings and candidate interviews. The Senior Associate position allows for professional growth through deeper engagement in the search process as the individual becomes proficient in the position. The Senior Associate also will play a key role in supporting special projects and initiatives, including Purpose Path, our career coaching program.

The Senior Associate role requires superb project management, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities.  This role is both externally facing and internal, as there is significant engagement with clients and candidates as well as independent research and writing.

The ideal candidate will bring a proactive “can do” attitude and an exceptional client service ethic. They will be a creative and proactive problem-solver with a proven ability to learn quickly and take initiative. In addition, the top candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills with an exceptional eye for detail. 
Key Responsibilities

The Senior Associate will work closely with Partners and Vice Presidents and support their shared portfolio of searches.  The Senior Associate will not support every search, but rather focus on a maximum of six searches across portfolio teams.

The Senior Associate will report directly to a Partner, will work closely with Vice Presidents on their respective searches, and will be accountable for providing the following key search supports:

  • Play a key role in scheduling client meetings and candidate interviews
  • Participate in LeaderFit pitch meetings with prospective clients
    • Prepare briefing documents about prospective clients for the team, including organizational size, leadership, and relevant LeaderFit search data
  • Organize and participate in LeaderFit launch meetings once a new client is secured
    • Organize Zoom launch meetings, prepare LeaderFit agendas in advance of the meeting, and circulate agendas to meeting participants
    • Take notes during launch meetings 
  • Assist with editing job descriptions based on input from needs assessment, client launch meetings and review of organizational background materials 
  • Develop launch plans, research relevant posting places, and post job descriptions when a search is launched
  • Prepare and send LeaderFit newsletters in MailChimp when new searches are launched
  • Conduct research to identify potential candidates through LinkedIn and online research thinking through relevant organizations
  • Manage candidate engagement throughout the search
    • Ensure all candidates receive appropriate and timely communication regarding the status of their candidacy 
    • Engage candidates to coordinate phone and video interviews with LeaderFit and clients
  • Participate in interviews and client meetings as needed, collecting key information and taking detailed notes
  • Communicate with clients via email and phone to schedule interviews and provide updates
  • Prepare candidate memos for clients
  • Manage candidate information and updates through the LeaderFit’s applicant tracking system

In addition, the Senior Associate will help with LeaderFit-wide marketing and communications as needed including:
  • Design and implement social media strategy on multiple platforms
  • Craft press releases, notices, and other written content for publishing
  • Lead and manage other marketing projects as needed

LeaderFit currently uses the following systems and platforms:
  • LinkedIn Recruiter, CATS Application Tracking System, Google Drive and Google Suite, Todoist, MailChimp, Zoom, Doodle, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Canva

  • Three years of work experience preferred
  • Demonstrated passion for social impact, as evidenced by professional or volunteer experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience managing fast-paced, complex projects with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to execute on multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Strong client service ethic and proven ability to engage with candidates and clients 
  • Resourcefulness and proactive problem-solving skills in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to produce high-quality search documents and written communication
  • Ability to manage different work styles, managing up and anticipating needs
  • Flexibility and ability to reprioritize activities as needed
  • Strong judgment, integrity, and high level of personal responsibility
  • Comfortable learning new software to improve efficiency 
  • Experience using social media platforms is a plus

Compensation and Benefits
The salary for the Senior Associate position is $70,000.  LeaderFit offers a generous full health care benefits package including mental health services, dental, and vision and a 401K plan.  

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