KCI is Canada’s leading consultant firm for the non-profit sector, with professionals across the country who focus as specialists in fundraising, strategy, research & analytics, and executive search.

KCI’s Search + Talent Practice works exclusively with Canadian non-profits, charities, associations, and public sector organizations. We help clients build capacity and impact by supporting their efforts to find, retain, and develop their leaders and team members.

We focus exclusively on Canadian client organizations, though many of our searches are international in scope.  We work closely with hiring managers, HR partners, Boards, and a wide range of search committees as advisors and partners in executing each search.

About half of our searches are at the Executive Director level, while the other half involves seeking candidates at the C-suite/VP level, Director/Manager level, and for specialist roles.  We also provide strategy advisory services in recruitment, retention, compensation, and performance.


As KCI Search + Talent Practice continues to grow and thrive, we are adding to our team!

In 2022 we are hoping to welcome two additional Executive Search Consultants to our team.

These could be full-time or part-time roles.

Each Executive Search Consultant will be responsible for managing a portfolio of Executive Search assignments, helping our clients to identify, attract, hire, and retain professional staff for a variety of positions and a variety of levels.

Location: The Executive Search Consultants will be home-office based, with (post-pandemic) periodic travel to KCI and/or client offices for meetings and interviews. Schedule flexibility is necessary in this role to accommodate candidate and client availability for meetings and interviews.

We are specifically seeking one consultant based in either Vancouver, Calgary, or Edmonton, or surrounding communities.
The other consultant will ideally be based in the GTA, or in the GTA-Ottawa-Montreal triangle.


KCI’s core purpose is to inspire and enable organizations to raise money, to make the dream of better communities and improved lives a reality. Over nearly 40 years, we’ve helped thousands of organizations craft their strategies, build their teams, raise billions of dollars, and to positively impact society and the world we live in.

We serve our clients through a wide variety of services including: Fundraising Counsel + Campaigns; Assessments + Strategy Development; Research + Analytics; Communications + Case Development; and Executive Search + Talent Services.

In doing this work, we firmly place our focus on values and people…both ours, and our clients’.

Values: We are proudly and resolutely guided by our core values: the highest integrity in all our actions; commitment to excellence and innovation in everything we undertake; openness to new ideas; and collaborative and respectful relationships with our colleagues and our clients. We hire to these values and strive to live them every day.
People: At KCI, our people are our most valuable resource. We hire the best and brightest, provide them with ongoing training and support, and give them the opportunity to work with a range of clients in different regions and sectors across the country. We strive to foster a collaborative culture of professional and personal growth, and to recognize, value, and develop the individual skills and contributions of each of our team members.

As a firm, KCI has a strong commitment to equity and inclusivity. We are proud that our own staff represents various dimensions of diversity, including gender, race, sexual orientation, age, education, physical abilities, and language.  KCI is privately owned by our Partners.  Our Senior Leadership Team is comprised of 70% women, one third of whom identify as racialized.  More than Seven members of our current 10-person search team also identify as racialized.

We are very proud of the work we have done to draw forward diverse candidate slates for our clients, and to advocate for equitable and inclusive searches. We especially welcome interest from candidates who bring lived experience as a Black, Indigenous, or other racialized person, those with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ2+.

And because we know the future won’t look like the past, we hold capacity building, knowledge sharing and insight creation at our core.  We have made it our business to know What’s Next.

For more information about KCI, please visit: www.kciphilanthropy.com and www.kcitalent.com.


We are seeking people who are passionate about building organizational capacity by helping to build human capacity.

Previous professional recruitment/executive search experience is not required for this position; however, candidates lacking a recruitment/executive search background must bring experience either working in or working with not-for-profit organizations.
Candidates who have been employed in not-for-profit organizations and may have worked in mid-level or senior roles in areas such as Human Resources, Fundraising/Donor Relations, Marketing Communications, Student Recruitment, Government Relations, Research/Education, or Operations, or they may have served as an Executive Director.

Candidates from not-for-profit backgrounds must have significant experience hiring and managing teams, leading projects, and working collaboratively with others.

Candidates with a professional recruitment background must have worked with a variety of non-profits, charities, associations, and public sector organization clients on mid-and senior level searches and must possess an extremely collaborative work style. Previously volunteer work is also important for these candidates.


In order to deliver exceptional service to our clients and candidates, specific responsibilities for this role for each client assignment include but are not limited to:

Developing and managing a comprehensive project plan and timeline
Conducting consultations with client staff members and key stakeholders
Advising on position titles and compensation
Writing the Executive Brief, and overseeing design and development
Developing and leading the sourcing strategy and plan, and advising clients on advertising plan
Undertaking prospective candidate research and outreach; using and updating a recruitment database to track and manage search projects
Direct, proactive contact with sources and potential candidates, promoting client employment opportunities directly via telephone, email, Linked In, and face-to-face conversations
Managing candidate lists and materials, in partnership with administrative staff
Ongoing contact with clients, identifying and sharing challenges, opportunities, and results
Conducting candidate assessments, providing competency and behavioural feedback to clients
Participating in and supporting clients throughout the interview and selection process, and facilitating their decision process
Leading and brokering employment offer and negotiations with candidates
Conducting thorough reference discussions, and writing reference summary reports
Performing follow-up and check-ins following placements
Acting as an ambassador for KCI, participating in relevant conferences and associations
Promoting KCI’s Search + Talent practice, and the firm in general
Participating in proposal development and pitch meetings with prospective clients
Operating with a focus on delivering outstanding client and candidate service at all times


To be successful in this role, the Executive Search Consultant must demonstrate:

Experience either working in or with a variety of not-for-profit organizations and associations
Previous experience managing both staff and volunteers; experience as a member of an organizational leadership team would be advantageous, as would experience working with Boards
Flexibility in schedule is a necessity for this position

Our team and clients are national, and meetings, calls, interviews, and travel outside normal business hours are common. As a result, we are happy to be flexible with our employees.  Employees are expected to manage their own time and work schedules.

Strong commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA)
An understanding of how unconscious and systemic biases can impact hiring decisions, and a deep desire to support and encourage organizations in increasing IDEA hiring best practices
Outstanding organizational and time and project management skills, and high attention to detail
The ability to multitask, prioritize, and collaborate in an efficient manner
An exceptional work ethic coupled with an internal drive to succeed, improve, and contribute
Strong self-motivation and self-control, given that you’ll be working from a home-based office
A naturally collaborative mindset and approach, with a strong desire and ability to build relationships and work well with others internally and externally
Ability to deploy persuasiveness and influence in appropriate ways
Strong written communication, listening, and verbal communication skills
Curiosity about people and organizations, and the conditions that lead to their mutual success
A personal focus on growth, coupled with the desire to help others do the same
Strategic mindset, and the ability to quickly and effectively synthesize information, draw parallels and conclusions, and suggest potential solutions
A deep personal satisfaction from providing high-quality service and exceeding expectations
Tenacity and persistence coupled with investigation and research skills
Maturity, confidence, and a high degree of emotional and social intelligence
Openness and flexibility in thinking, attitude, and style; willingness to share ideas, consider other perspectives, and consult with colleagues
Enthusiasm, positive energy, and a can-do attitude
Consistency, dependability, honesty, and loyalty
Impeccable professionalism, integrity, and judgement, including exceptional confidentiality
A passion for and commitment to the not-for-profit sector and the positive impact that client organizations have on society
Proficiency with technology, including Word, Excel, Linked In, Zoom/Skype, and databases
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required, and well as comfort with flying in Canada. Occasional overnight travel is expected


The salary range for an Executive Search Consultant is $80,000 – $110,000.  KCI provides employees with salary, comprehensive health and dental benefits, life insurance, long term disability, vacation, and sick/personal days.  We also provide ongoing professional development opportunities; a donation matching donation program of up to $2,000 per employee, per year; and a RRSP matching program after 3 years’ tenure. On top of that, and perhaps more importantly, we have a flexible, collaborative work culture that our employees appreciate.


We believe that people are catalysts and that organizations can only achieve their full potential with the right people on their team. This is true both for our clients and for KCI.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates should please send their resume and letter of interest to Tara George, Partner / Lead, KCI Search + Talent via email at search@kcitalent.com.

Submissions will be reviewed as they are received.  Please indicate whether you prefer full- or part-time work, and if part-time, please outline your preferences.

KCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible work environment. KCI will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation, please inform the search consultant listed above.

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