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Randall Search - Sectors We Serve

Sectors We Serve

The non-profit sector is one of the largest growth industries in the world. We recognize the importance of this growth as nonprofits are created or evolve and the call for exceptional leadership increases. We are proud of the diverse sectors in which we have placed leaders, including:

  • Affordable Housing

  • Higher Education

  • Human/Family Services

  • Environment Conservation and Protection

  • Aging Services

  • Public & International Policy

  • Youth Development

  • STEM Education

  • Animal Welfare

  • International Medical Relief

  • Educational Access

  • Human Rights

  • Independent/Secondary Education

  • Healthcare and Healthcare Advocacy

  • Medical Research

Randall Search in San Francisco

Our Recruitments

As the nonprofit sector expands, so do the roles and needs of the organizations we serve. We continually update and revise our search parameters to include requests for new or restructured positions that meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. We have placed accomplished leaders in these key roles:

  • Executive Director

  • Chief Operating Officer

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Chief External Affairs Officer

  • Vice President of Marketing & Communications

  • Vice President of Programs

  • Chief Philanthropy Officer/Vice President of Development

  • Vice President of Workforce Development

  • Vice President of Human Resources

  • Director of Development

  • Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

  • Director of Gift Planning/Legacy Giving

  • Regional Directors of Development

  • Director of Special Events

  • Deputy Director of Development

  • Director of Development Operations

  • Director of Major Gifts/Principal Gifts

  • Executive Director of Alumni Relations

  • Director of Media Relations

  • Building out a development or marketing and communications program

We understand that every organization has unique needs. If the position you’d like to recruit for is not listed above, please contact us to discuss your specific staffing goals.


How We Work

Our searches usually take 9-12 weeks to complete based upon our mutual availability and your unique situation and staffing needs. Here’s an overview of the key phases of our search process:

How We Work
Learning the Organization; Understanding the Role

Learning the Organization; Understanding the Role

By conducting in-depth interviews with key staff, volunteers, and relevant stakeholders, we gain an
invaluable understanding of the position and your organization's current dynamics and structure.


This enables us to develop the most effective outreach and  recruiting strategies and to customize the search process to match the ideal candidate to your specific organizational culture.

Outreach and Recruiting


Using our extensive database, independent research skills and experience, and long-standing industry relationships, we design a recruiting strategy to identify and engage qualified candidates  quickly. We go broadly both to potential candidates and to referral partners, proactively seeking professionals who may
not be actively looking for a change.


While we are researching and recruiting candidates, we work with you to develop and customize an effective interview process.

Screening and Selection


Our candidates are methodically interviewed and screened to ensure their skills, career goals,
achievements, and values are  aligned with your strategic goals, organizational infrastructure, and culture. After this multi-step interview process, we provide you with an in-depth assessment of each candidate we present.


For finalists, we conduct a thorough, 360-degree reference process that results in a detailed report reflecting what we have heard and learned.

Onboarding and Follow-up


We help you structure, present and negotiate the offer and guide you with internal and external communication for successful onboarding. We also assist you in designing an orientation process to help ensure the chosen candidate’s success in the role.


Our relationship with our clients does not just end with a successful placement. We have built our reputation on the formation of deep and long-standing relationships. We prioritize checking in with our clients at regular intervals to see how things are going, act as a  sounding board, and provide counsel as needed.

Parallel Lines

"Just have a coffee with her." I was not looking for a new job, though after I took a call from David and had a few lovely conversations, I ended up having coffee with the hiring manager and eventually took the job. David made the process seamless. He was professional and provided great in-depth information to my questions. Since then, I have worked with David to recruit several positions on our staff. He has made a complex, sometimes daunting process, easy in addition to introducing me to very qualified candidates. David Randall is a great resource for non-profit organizations and development professionals.

Stacy Rackusin

Deputy Director of Development

Jewish Family and Children’s Services


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