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Associate – Research & Outreach

Who are we?

DRG is a talent advisory group that serves nonprofit organizations that care for, inspire, and enrich the lives of people all over the world. Our team of talent advisors shares a commitment to the values that matter to our clients, bringing more than 30 years of experience to serving the nonprofit community.

As a talent advisory group, we offer a suite of services to help nonprofits search for, attract, and nurture innovative, diverse leadership for their organizations. We also help organizations maximize their impact through talent assessments, transition planning, and by providing insights into compensation and organizational design.  Our mission is to support nonprofits in bringing together the right leadership, talent, culture, and structure – so people and organizations can thrive together.

What’s the Job?

As a new Associate and as part of the Research and Outreach team, you would be joining DRG at a time of rapid growth. The Research and Outreach team is the primary engine for our recruitment efforts. Reporting to the Director of Research and Outreach, you will work collaboratively with the team as well as with DRG’s Talent Consultants to drive candidate outreach and pool creation.

Associate responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Use online resources (i.e., LinkedIn, GuideStar, Charity Navigator), proprietary DRG databases, and referrals to identify outstanding candidates.
  • Engage candidates in preliminary conversations and first-round interviews, communicate with candidates throughout the search process, and conduct reference checks for finalist candidates.
  • Maintain information related to search assignments in internal databases, ensuring that all materials in each stage of the search process are properly logged and recorded.
  • Draft and produce client-facing deliverables including but not limited to candidate presentations.
  • Create high-quality client proposals in support of consultant business development efforts.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for high-energy team players who have excellent written and verbal communication skills, are comfortable on the phone and have a passion for working with nonprofit organizations. Associates are great listeners who can manage multiple concurrent deadlines, have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and are quick learners. This is a position for someone who has a superior work ethic and has a strong sense of accountability.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting Salary of $58,500 plus bonus opportunities
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Employee Assistance and Health and Wellness programs
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Generous PTO policy and expanded holiday/office closure calendar
  • 401k with matching (after one year of employment)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A great team!

At DRG, we pride ourselves on supporting and developing internal talent. As an Associate, you will have the opportunity to attend client meetings and deepen your understanding of organizational structures, behavior and, of course, executive search. You will also have exposure to business development efforts and client management best practices. Associates at DRG have gone on to become Talent Consultants and play leadership roles in our company and in the nonprofit sector more broadly.

Location:  This is a full-time, exempt position. Location is flexible; our staff work from home offices or shared workspaces near where they live. Depending on the course of the pandemic, some travel may be required in the future; the amount and locations will vary depending on client needs.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DRG considers the diversity of our workforce to be vital to our company’s overall success. We believe the more inclusive we are the better our work will be. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills with the goal of being a team that is representative, at all job levels, of our view that all people have equal value, unique skills and individual lived experiences. As such we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

As an equal opportunity employer, all aspects of employment—including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge—are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. All employment decisions at DRG are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race; color; religion or belief; national, social or ethnic origin; sex; age; physical, mental or sensory disability; HIV Status; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; family or parental status; or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

DRG is committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. DRG prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, marital status, military status, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, or any other legally protected status under applicable law. DRG also prohibits harassment, including sexual harassment, of any employee or job applicant.