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We find the talent that fuels non-profits

SHIRLEY ASSOCIATES HAS BEEN THE LEADING NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM IN LOS ANGELES SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1998


Our clients include social service agencies, private schools, universities, libraries, museums, performing arts institutions, foundations, international aid, human rights and environmental agencies. We work for every cause. We have developed a range of non-profit staffing services designed to meet every budget and time constraint. We are also the only non-profit recruitment firm to host an autonomous job board.


OUR EXECUTIVE SEARCH SERVICES


Shirley Associates' partners and principals have over 60 years of combined experience headhunting the top performers in the non-profit sector in the U.S. and Europe. Virtually all our business comes through referrals due to a time-honored methodology that gets results. We have placed hundreds of Executive Directors, Development Directors, Program Directors, Marketing Directors, CFOs, HR Directors and hundreds of senior executives and managers reporting to such functional leaders. Our search process follows a time-tested methodology that never fails to produce outstanding candidates.


​The search process usually takes twelve weeks and involves us in the following steps:


  • Meeting with your key stakeholders and senior management for an in-depth analysis of your needs, capabilities, and culture. 
  • Researching target organizations and potential candidates, including the rising stars from a diverse and inclusive pool of prospects. 
  • Sourcing opinion leaders and professionals who have relationships with potential candidates. 
  • In-depth phone and video screening of hundreds of potential candidates.  
  • Interviewing the best candidates face-to-face and providing you with in-depth reports on their suitability. 
  • Guiding you through the final interview logistics and candidate evaluation process. 
  • Checking the successful candidate's references in depth.
  • Representing you in the job offer and salary negotiations.



RECENT ASSIGNMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - MEALS ON WHEELS

We placed Veronica Dover as the CEO replacing a founding Executive Director 

ELIZABETH ZAMORA - BRIGHT PROSPECTS

We placed Elizabeth Zamora as the Executive Director of Bright Prospects replacing a founding Executive Director

DEPUTY CIO - POMONA COLLEGE

We placed Janet Russel as the  Deputy Chief Information Officer, Support and Instructional Services  


MEET THE TEAM

MARTIN SHIRLEY

Martin Shirley founded the U.S. arm of Shirley Associates in Los Angeles in 1998. Prior to launching his search practice, Martin was a search consultant with a leading international executive search firm based in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for recruiting CEO's, CFO's, CIO's, for international enterprises. Martin's prior experience in search includes co-founding Execucare, Europe's leading non-profit executive search firm and DeepSweep, a local nonprofit job board, DeepSweep.com

MAIRI PERRETT

Mairi started her career in the not-for-profit sector as a Partner in the UK's first non-profit sector recruitment firm. She co-founded Execucare with Martin in 1990, and has since recruited and headhunted Board Members, Directors and Senior Executives across the non-profit sector, specializing in Higher Education in the UK and Europe, and in the arts, cultural and charities' sector. Mairi also provides career guidance to senior executives and new graduates entering the sector. Bilingual in French and English, Mairi was educated in Paris and Brussels and is a graduate of St Andrew’s University, Scotland.

EILEEN RAUCHBERG

Eileen has led many of our senior level executive searches in the U.S. since joining us in 2009. She brings a diverse background to our practice that includes experience in public relations, communications, marketing and project management. Much of her early career was spent in the information, media and financial services industries. She has worked closely with public corporations and nonprofit clients in developing PR and talent acquisition strategies. She uses her strategic consulting skills to manage searches for senior leadership roles for a wide variety of nonprofits. Eileen earned her BA in Communications from USC.


TESTIMONIAL

To my way of thinking, Martin Shirley is simply the best nonprofit executive search consultant in Southern California. In my long-time capacity as a Chief Advancement Officer, I have retained Shirley Associates to conduct dozens of searches over the course of 15+ years. Time and time again, Martin reached into his deep and vast network of sources and resources to identify and recruit the highest caliber candidates for a wide variety of director-level fundraising and management positions. He understands his client's needs, works to make that perfect fit, and strives for excellence in all communications and placements. Martin is that unique in-demand expert, who has has the charm, charisma, intelligence, humor and grace to bring about a successful conclusion to a search. The value-added far outweighed any budget concerns one faces in making the decision to hire a search firm. How much revenue is lost when a integral fundraising position is left open for any period of time? Or worse, when a new hire doesn't work out? It is without hesitation that I recommend Shirley Associates to all nonprofit executives and boards for their executive search needs.

- Tina Johann, former Associate SVP, Children's Hospital L.A.

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