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Outreach Consultant

Development Guild DDI

Boston, Massachusetts 02446
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Development Guild DDI seeks a talented executive search professional to join our team as an Outreach Consultant. This person will play an integral role in recruiting exceptional candidates for our nonprofit clients by engaging candidates through outreach, building strong candidate pools, and contributing to the firm's best practices. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a career with a growing management consulting firm working exclusively with nonprofits, most deeply in the practice areas of education, health and human services.


This position is project-based and will average approximately 30 plus hours per week. The successful hire may work out of our Boston or New York office.

About Development Guild DDI

Each year Development Guild DDI partners with approximately 80 to 90 clients in the following areas:

  • Executive Search:Development Guild DDI provides retained search counsel for leadership-level positions: Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Chief Advancement or Development Officer, and Directors of the key fundraising units. At the same time, we offer multi-search services for clients building out their teams in support of ambitious strategic philanthropic goals. We have a valued history of providing these multiple services to clients over time, leveraging the knowledge, relationships and insight gained during a fundraising engagement for an executive search. The span of our client engagements across our service lines provides an optimal platform for lead generation and sales, and gives us access to those organizations investing in leadership positions.
  • Fundraising:The largest fundraising firm based in Boston and a growing force in other geographic regions, Development Guild DDI applies an approach that combines evidence with strategic insight and experience to help shape and achieve ambitious client fundraising goals. We engage with our fundraising clients for periods that span from five months to five years. Services include fundraising assessment and planning, campaign feasibility studies, strategic campaign counsel, design and implementation of major gift programs, and training for fundraising professionals and volunteers. Development Guild DDI staff work in teams tailored to each client's unique needs, providing specific sector intelligence, cross-sector insight, and hands-on functional expertise.
  • Planning and Evaluation: Development Guild DDI brings expertise in evaluation, strategic planning, and business planning to bear on its two core service lines, fundraising and executive search. On occasion these services become stand-alone engagements, but they are more often brought to bear on specific aspects of fundraising and executive search engagements when appropriate.

About the Position

The Consultant will work as part of a team to provide executive search services to our nonprofit clients under the direction of senior leadership. The Consultant will use their professional experience and knowledge, in conjunction with Development Guild DDI's experience and training, to successfully impact candidate pool development for assigned searches, and to represent the firm with integrity and professionalism. This position offers a great opportunity to gain experience and insight into the nonprofit and consulting fields while working collaboratively with a committed team of staff members.

Key Responsibilities

  • At the direction of the project team leader, spearhead the effort to recruit candidates for nonprofit clients;
  • Develop a clear understanding of assigned searches, including client culture, opportunities for success, fundraising history and other aspects of assigned searches in order to represent and opportunity accurately to prospective candidates;
  • Follow executive search protocols and standards in keeping with Development Guild DDI best practices;
  • Assess candidate qualifications and make recommendations for next steps to assigned project leads;
  • Conduct candidate research as assigned by project leader;
  • Recruit potential candidates using phone, email, and other outreach techniques;
  • Conduct phone screens to evaluate qualifications and fit;
  • Initiate and maintain excellent relationships with candidates and friends of the firm; and
  • Demonstrate exemplary work ethic, character, and communication skills.


Key Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3+ years executive search experience;
  • Experience working in a service and/or non-profit environment, with consulting experience a plus;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple demanding projects simultaneously;
  • Technologically proficient; able to pick up new ideas and programs quickly;
  • Experience working with senior leaders
  • Interest and ability to work with organizations across sectors;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience working closely with a diverse group of constituencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • Effective team member;
  • Exceptional engagement and communications skills (written and verbal);
  • Strong character, initiative, flexibility, and work ethic; and
  • Deep appreciation for the mission of our clients.


Please e-mail your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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