Senior Associate at Kittleman & Associates, LLC

Kittleman & Associates

Job Description

Kittleman and Associates is the nation’s first executive search firm dedicated exclusively to recruiting leaders for nonprofit organizations across the country. Kittleman’s search practice focuses on CEO level recruitment throughout the nonprofit sector, including human service organizations, foundations, museums, associations, conservation and environmental organizations, and many others. Founded in 1963, Kittleman has four offices including Boston, Philadelphia, Denver and its founding office in Chicago.

Position Summary  
The Senior Associate is responsible for providing search support to Principal Consultants and directing the strategies for, and management of, candidate identification and development.  The Senior Associate is a key partner to the Principal Consultant and clients, providing strong project management throughout the search process to ensure key objectives of each engagement are met at a high level.  They are engaged in all facets of the search strategy and operations within the firm. 

Major Responsibilities
  • In partnership with Principal Consultant, serve as project manager in day-to-day activities of executive searches.   
  • Attend and participate in client meetings as needed.
  • Screen, qualify and interview potential candidates for active searches.
  • Communicate with candidates throughout the search process. 
  • Schedule, coordinate and communicate activities for candidate interviews, including but not limited ordering meals, reserving conference space, etc…
  • Check candidate references, initiate candidate background checks and prepare reports for clients.
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies and communication with input from Principal Consultant; coordinate assistance from Research Associate.
  • With other staff and vendor, coordinate public announcements via website, advertising and social media outlets. 

Business Development
  • Conduct research on prospective clients to aid Principal Consultants in the preparation of new business pitch.
  • Assist Associates and Principal Consultants with preparing proposals for new business.
  • Participate in and assist Principal Consultant in presentations for new business, as needed.
  • Participate in developing and improving client services and long-range planning.
  • Attend search operations meetings and provide search assignment updates, feedback, advice and encouragement to team members.
  • Serve as the company’s liaison in matters of specified office-related services offered to our clients and candidates.
  • Interface with and update Kittleman database as it relates to search activity (client/candidate/prospect data; client expenses). 

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional services setting is required, executive search experience is strongly preferred.  
  • Experience working in a team environment that has both self-directed and collaborative activities.  
  • Customer service approach with flexibility and adaptability as key attributes.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.  
  • Experience working with a database is preferred.  
  • Exceptional communication in both verbal and written form.
  • Team-player and collaborative in executing work.  
  • Thoughtful and proactive work-ethic that is grounded in a commitment to service and excellence.  
  • Positive attitude and good sense of humor.  
  • Strong fluency in Microsoft Office suite.

Non-discrimination Policy

Kittleman does not discriminate with respect to employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law. 

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest to Megan Monaco at and Alicia Yamada at .