Congratulations to Year Up’s National Capital Team and Beth Guynn!

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Pillar Search, a leading executive search firm working with nonprofit organizations, is pleased to announce the successful placement of Elizabeth (Beth) Guynn as Associate Director of Business Development with Year Up’s National Capital Region team. 

 

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit, and corporate internships.

 

As part of the Corporate Engagement team, Beth will help to connect top corporations in need of talent with high-potential urban young adults, ensuring high levels of partner satisfaction.

 

Beth has an impressive background in sales and account management in the education arena. She joins Year Up following successful roles at McGraw-Hill and at Pearson. Beth earned her Master’s degree in Education from the University of North Carolina.

 

Hire the best! With personalized service and proven results, Pillar Search & HR Consulting provides retained executive search services for exceptional non-profits and socially responsible for-profit firms. A woman-owned business, Pillar is based in Boston, MA, and works on the national level. To learn more about how Pillar can assist with your search needs, please contact Cindy Joyce at cindy@pillarsearch.com.

New Search Announcement! Sales Director, West Coast for Year Up!

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Pillar Search is pleased to have been selected by Year Up to manage their search for the Sales Director, Western Region.  For more information on this excited opportunity, or for immediate consideration, please contact Pillar Search’s Founder, Cindy Joyce, at cjoyce@pillarsearch.com.

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships.

 

Year Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For in the country by the NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. The Year Up staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. Year Up sets high standards for both themselves and their students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of young people. The work they do is life-changing, and Year Up knows that their team is the greatest asset in achieving their mission.

 

Please visit http://www.yearup.org to learn more about Year Up.

 

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POSITION OVERVIEW:  

Year Up seeks an experienced and dynamic Sales Director, Western Region to lead its Corporate Engagement and Internships initiatives for several national accounts. Reporting to the National Director of Corporate Engagement, this individual will lead the effort to expand and broaden our relationships and internship placements in select accounts on a national basis. The Sales Director, Western Region will work with major Fortune 500 corporations in need of entry-level talent to provide trained, high-potential urban young adults with high-quality internships, and will ensure a program of support and professional development for these young adults on their internships. The ideal candidate should desire to leverage his or her demonstrated experience in sales, strategy, and for-profit management practices within our mission-driven social enterprise.

 

To be successful in this role, you will develop and implement a strategic internship sales plan to achieve revenue targets, manage client accounts and relationships, and design robust engagement strategies. You should have the ability to adjust strategies and priorities in response to organizational growth and needs, as well as the demands of the evolving market. In addition, as an ideal candidate you’ll be able to remain flexible within your work, and seek out areas for collaboration across the organization.

 

In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Sales Director, Western Region will also have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and students regularly to help create and sustain a positive educational environment.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

 

Leadership and Direction Setting

  • Provide strategic direction in response to market and scaling needs
  • Design plans, set milestones, and oversee implementation and follow through of team projects
  • Leverage influence skills to work effectively within the team and across departments to obtain input, move groups to consensus, and build buy-in
  • Collaborate with colleagues at the National and Site levels, as well as across the Year Up network

 

Revenue Generation

  • Develop and implement annual business goals; analyze trends and outcomes against revenue goals
  • Drive new business acquisition plans in response to market trends and relevancy to Year Up
  • Lead internship sales forecasting activities for existing and prospective accounts
  • Review and deliver effective proposals that feature Year Up’s innovative model and past successes for solving corporate entry-level talent needs
  • Regularly prepare reports showing internship volume, potential internship sales, and areas of proposed expansion
  • Utilize Salesforce.com to maintain accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, presentations, closed sales, and follow-up activities

 

Internship Program Management

  • Sustain a strong internship program that meets the business needs of corporate partners and affords Year Up interns the opportunity to apply their learning in a supportive, professional environment
  • Promote internship retention strategies that result in increased completion and satisfaction levels for both partners and young adults
  • Drive cross-functionality with dexterity and flexibility in support of the internship program
  • Ensure knowledge transfer and management over internship program for data capture and quality assurance, including internship readiness assessments, matching processes, on-boarding, announcements, etc.
  • Set benchmarks for increased internship to hire rates across network of corporate partners

 

Relationship Management

  • Design and implement effective strategies for driving engagement with your assigned accounts
  • Set and meet targets for increasing corporate partner status from partner to advocate and advocate to champion  Lead the team to effectively manage all aspects of corporate relationships, interfacing with partners, students, and staff members as needed
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners
  • Engage with C-level executives and decision makers in a variety of formal and informal settings
  • Serve as a lead on high-level and/or critically sensitive corporate engagement situations that arise

 

 

Community Member

  • Demonstrate genuine commitment to the mission, vision, values and culture of Year Up
  • Ensure collaboration across departments
  • Work closely with Program, Academic, and Career and Alumni Success leadership to ensure that student learning and development strategically aligns to corporate partners needs

 

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QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 7+ years professional experience in strategic account management and/or sales to enterprise level accounts (e.g. sales, client service, development)
  • Consultative sales approach and background in technology or technology enabled solutions preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to generate leads, close business, and manage annual sales targets of $5M+
  • Proven ability to influence, develop, manage, support and empower employees to achieve objectives within a team
  • Documented strengths in meaningful relationship building, management and growth to scale
  • Demonstrated ability to set direction and manage complex teams, projects, and processes
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Ability to collaborate across teams, facilitate difficult conversations, and resolve issues
  • Ability to lead, willingness to be led, and comfort with situational leadership
  • Consummate networking skills with an ability to move comfortably and credibly in the community
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and development databases; Salesforce.com experience preferred
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • A willingness to travel at least 50% of the time, as needed
  • A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:

  • Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
  • Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
  • Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Cindy Joyce at cindy@pillarsearch.com. Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Exciting New Search: Director of Business Development for Year Up!

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Pillar Search is pleased to continue its ongoing partnership with Year Up, having been selected to manage their search for the Director of Business Development.  For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Pillar Search’s CEO, Cindy Joyce, at cjoyce@pillarsearch.com.

Do you have a passion for creating opportunities for urban young adults? The Director of Business Development, part of the National Capital Region team, will be located in Arlington, VA.  This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate with proven ability to help customers solve their business challenges in the areas of workforce management, human capital, and/or talent acquisition. Reporting to the Regional Director of Corporate Engagement, the Director of Business Development will be responsible for identification, qualification and closing of internship and permanent job opportunities for Year Up program participants.

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit. and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $90 million, Year Up annually serves over 2,700 students nationwide.

Year Up takes three approaches to closing the Opportunity Divide. Their core sites are based on their founding program model – direct service programming where facilities, staff, infrastructure, academics, and all other aspects of the program are managed by Year Up staff. The Professional Training Corps (PTC) is a community college based model that provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful workforce training. In this model, students are dual-enrolled in the community college and Year Up; technical skills are taught by college faculty, while Year Up staff provide professional skills and other wrap-around services. Lastly, their Employer Based Solutions are created in collaboration with employer partners; custom solutions are developed to meet critical business needs and solve for skills gap challenges in the marketplace.

Consistently voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Their staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. Year Up sets high standards for both themselves and their students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work they do is life-changing, and they know that their team is the greatest asset in achieving their mission.

 

OPPORTUNITY:

The Director of Business Development is a key member of the Corporate Engagement team of Year Up, connecting top corporations in need of entry-level talent with trained, high-potential urban young adults. The Director of Business Development will have tangible targets in developing leads, following up on leads, closing sales, managing client accounts and relationships, and ensuring that interns continue to perform and develop their professional skills.

The successful candidate will be a polished self-starter who can drive efforts, has a proven track record of success and can lay a strong foundation for securing and sustaining high numbers of internships, as well as providing a high-quality program of support and professional development for Year Up interns, and will be able to leverage existing and new resources in the city and the surrounding areas. The ideal candidate will likely also have demonstrated consultative sales/solutions selling experience, exhibiting great confidence and flexibility in high-paced, start-up environments.

In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Director of Business Development will also have the opportunity to interact with students, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Corporate Sales and Partner Relations

  • Successfully meet revenue and internship seat goals by generating a scalable corporate partner pipeline and developing a sales strategy that will secure internships in volume
  • Conduct research and market analysis to identify and pursue possible new partnerships in existing and emerging market sectors
  • Manage all aspects of corporate partner communications strategies and provide responsive and high-quality customer service.

Program Development Input

  • Work with curriculum development, program staff, and internship partners to collect requirements and feedback to support the identification of courses that will ensure participants are well-prepared for success in the workplace and in pursuit of higher education goals both as Year Up interns and alumni
  • Coordinate with accounts to strategically match students, train managers, conduct site visits and execute corporate partner panels.

Team Member

  • Ensure that a high support, high expectation, high service model is integrated into an entrepreneurial start-up environment
  • In a collaborative environment, provide coaching and support to team members to ensure internship seat and revenue goals are met
  • Display a willingness to “get things done” while cultivating and sustaining a trusting and nurturing environment for staff and key stakeholders

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 10-15 years’ years of professional experience preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in consultative solution sales strongly preferred; all, or the majority, should be in the local region
  • Experience working with C-Suite clients
  • Background/experience selling staffing, recruiting or other human capital related services
  • In depth knowledge of the local corporate landscape and employment trends
  • Ability to leverage existing relationships in the local business community and demonstrated ability in navigating complex organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to generate leads, build and maintain a pipeline, and close sales
  • Documented strengths in meaningful relationship building, management and growth
  • Strong attention to detail and managing of the sales pipeline process
  • Ability to collaborate across teams to support students and resolve issues
  • Enjoy working in a fluid, dynamic organization with a minimal amount of direction
  • Ability to plan, introduce and lead a process that enables high quality growth
  • Exemplary skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Excel required
  • Knowledge of Salesforce.com preferred
  • A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
  • Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
  • Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives

 

Please visit http://www.yearup.org to learn more about working at Year Up. Year Up is an inclusive organization and offers a culture that is welcoming to all.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified professionals who are excited by the work of Year Up are encouraged to submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Cindy Joyce, CEO of Pillar Search, at cindy@pillarsearch.com. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered for this position.

Pillar Executive Search News! RainCatcher’s Executive Director (Remote or Malibu, CA)

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Pillar Search is pleased to have been selected by RainCatcher to manage their search for the Executive Director.  For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Pillar Search’s CEO, Cindy Joyce, at cjoyce@pillarsearch.com.

 

This is an ideal role for a nonprofit professional with a passion for RainCatcher’s mission of implementing affordable and sustainable methods for providing clean water for everyone. The successful Executive Director candidate will have international experience, a proven track record of growing the diversity of fundraising sources and the amount raised, and has grown and managed a Board of Directors.

 

 

Organization

RainCatcher is dedicated to healing communities by providing clean water for children in the developing world using affordable and sustainable solution.

 

RainCatcher’s innovative system uses durable, inexpensive components to harvest an abundant existing natural resource: rainwater. It cleans and filters even the dirtiest water on the spot including existing contaminated water sources where rain is not abundant. There are no wells required, no pumps, no electricity, and no irrigation systems. The beauty of the RainCatcher system is its ease of use.

 

For more information about the exciting work that RainCatcher does, please visit www.raincatcher.org.

 

Position

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for RainCatcher’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

 

Responsibilities

Leadership & Management:

  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national rollout
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize RainCatcher volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain RainCatcher’s high-performance staff
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents

Fundraising & Communications:

  •  Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Use external presence and relationships to create new opportunities

Strategic Planning & New Business:

  • Design strategic business planning process for program expansion into new markets
  • Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders at each expansion site
  • Be an external local and international thought leader, publishing and communicating program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for replication

 

Qualifications

The Executive Director will be committed to RainCatcher’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, fundraising, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally an MBA with a focus in international development; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization or project; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Experience working with an international nonprofit is required
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships and grow the Board
  • Fundraising experience is required, including a proven track record of diversifying fundraising sources and amounts
  • Experience working in unstable and developing countries managing staff, program delivery, and engaging local stakeholders
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Travel to Malibu, CA and Africa as needed

 

Location:

RainCatcher is located in Malibu, CA. The Executive Director can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.

 

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants who are excited by the work of RainCatcher are encouraged to apply for the Executive Director role by sending their resume and cover letter to Cindy Joyce, CEO of Pillar Search, at cindy@pillarsearch.com.    Pillar Search and RainCatcher are committed to diversity and equality in employment, and encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.

 

 

Executive Search Success! Pillar Search for Year Up in the Bay Area!

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Pillar Search is proud to have successfully partnered with Year Up on the search for their new Associate Director of Business Development and to announce the placement of Joshua Harrison.

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit, and corporate internships.

Working in the Year Up Bay Area San Jose office, Joshua will connect top corporations in need of entry level talent with professionally trained, high-potential urban young adults. As a member of Year Up’s Corporate Engagement team, Joshua will develop and follow leads, close sales, and connecting grads with professional jobs.

Born and raised in San Jose, Joshua joins Year Up from Primerica Financial Services where he sold financial products. Earlier roles include H&R Block, The U.S. Department of Commerce, and Jackson Hewitt Tax Services.

Joshua serves on the Executive Board of the San Joaquin Urban Chamber of Commerce. He has also volunteered with Operation Hope, Our Wisemen, and San Francisco Achievers.

With personalized service and proven results, Pillar is your partner in executive search and human resources consulting. With over 20 years of experience, Pillar provides retained executive search and recruiting services for exceptional non-profits and foundations and early-stage or rapid growth for-profit firms. A woman-owned business, Pillar is based in Boston, MA, and works on both local and national searches. To learn more about how Pillar can assist with your hiring needs, please contact Cindy Joyce at cindy@pillarsearch.com.

Hiring! The Search for the Director of Advancement for The Landing School of Boat Building & Design

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Pillar Search is pleased to announce the search for the first-ever Director of Advancement for The Landing School of Boat Building & Design in Arundel, Maine.  This is a truly unique and exciting role for an experienced Advancement professional with a passion for education and experience using innovative and varied fundraising techniques to build a culture of advancement that takes The Landing School to the next level.

 

This is a part-time role targeted at 12-20 hours per week initially, and the possibility to increase hours in the future. The Director of Advancement will have the flexibility to work remotely and visit the school 1-2 times per month.  

Overview:

“The Landing” is a short stretch of the Kennebunk River in Arundel, Maine where The Landing School is located. It was once an internationally famous shipbuilding area and the home of more than 20 shipbuilding firms dating back to the 1600’s. In December of 1978, the first class of 9 students at The Landing School launched a Chamberlain dory-skiff, reviving the boat building trade along The Landing.

 

Today, each of The Landing School’s ten-month-long programs culminates in a diploma for students who successfully complete their courses within the high standards set by the faculty. In 2009, the State of Maine Department of Education and The School’s accrediting agency, ACCSC, approved The Landing School as a degree-granting institution. A student who successfully completes two technical programs and 15 credit-hours of general education courses is eligible to receive an Associate’s degree. The Landing School has been recognized by ACCSC as a 2014 ACCSC School of Distinction / ACCSC School of Excellence.

 

Education from The Landing School reinforces and preserves traditional design and construction methods while advancing the art of boat building, design and maintenance through the integration of modern techniques and contemporary materials. The marine industry values this unique training and has lauded The Landing School internationally with a reputation for graduates of exceptional quality.

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The Landing School seeks students who are not “usual”, who are not satisfied with the status quo; they look for passionate students who imagine vividly and want to create cool things.  Their students have come from forty-one U.S. states and ten countries.  They are high school graduates, college graduates, second career seekers, veterans, and adult learners. 

 

Within the transformational environment of The Landing School students find strengths they had not imagined. The practical skills offered by our curriculum are designed to provide graduates not simply with a better job prospect but more importantly with a rewarding career in the marine industry as an innovative designer, boat-builder or systems technician. Graduates of The Landing School are able to work professionally on today’s vessels and imagine tomorrow’s, pushing the boundaries of the industry’s evolving technology while understanding and appreciating the rich maritime traditions of the past.

 

As an employer, The Landing School offers a supportive community of faculty, staff, and fellow students who all work together to regularly achieve the impossible.

 

For more information about The Landing School of Boat Building, please visit http://www.landingschool.edu.  

 

Location:

Like many of Maine’s coastal towns, Arundel (once part of neighboring Kennebunkport) first prospered as a shipbuilding center and fishing village, and later became a destination for summer residents. Today, Arundel is one of Southern Maine’s fastest growing communities. Its current population is approximately 4,200.  

The Opportunity:

The Director of Advancement will be the chief fundraiser, and as the first person in this role will create and implement an innovative and comprehensive fundraising program and culture of philanthropy throughout The Landing School. This will include broadening philanthropic funding by engaging students, parents, and alumni, and working with corporate donors and foundations, the community.

 

The Director of Advancement will report to the President of The Landing School. A key member of the executive team, this role will work closely with the board of trustees. Please note that this role will not directly manage staff.

 

Overview of the Ideal Candidate:  

The Director of Advancement will have a minimum of 10-15 years of experience in fundraising, including several years in senior leadership roles, and demonstrate the ability and vision to deliver results. Experience in multiple areas of fundraising is required, including annual fund, major giving, legacy gifts, grant writing, running capital campaigns, and creating a philosophy of lifelong giving in alumni.

 

The Director of Advancement will have the proven ability to advance a school or non-profit both internally and externally, and will be a skilled relationship building who is creative, outgoing, self-starter, motivated and engaging. The candidate must be comfortable working in a small organization and willing to wear many hats as needed.

 

A degree is required. Knowledge of the marine industry is strongly preferred.

 

The Landing School is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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For Immediate Consideration:

This search is being managed by Pillar Search. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to Cindy Joyce at cindy@pillarsearch.com.

 

With personalized service and proven results, Pillar is your partner in executive search and human resources consulting. With over 20 years of experience, Pillar provides national retained search services for exceptional non-profits and foundations and early-stage or rapid growth for-profit firms. All share the characteristic of desiring top talent who want an occupassion, not just an occupation.     In addition, Pillar offers human resources consulting services, which was born of clients requesting help on projects beyond executive search, and includes human resources audits, creating a handbook, assessing organizational design, training, team building, and employee communications.    A woman-owned business, Pillar is based in Boston, MA, and works on both a local and national level. To contact Pillar, please click here.

 

Another Successful Executive Search from Pillar for WildAid!

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Pillar Search is proud to have successfully partnered with WildAid on the search for their Managing Director of U.S. Operations and the placement of Rebekah Owen.

 

Founded in 1999, WildAid is an environmental organization based in San Fransisco, CA focused on reducing the demand for wildlife products. WildAid works with media, governments, celebrities and local partners and communities worldwide to make wildlife conservation a global priority.

 

As Managing Director of U.S. Operations, Rebekah will be responsible for recruiting and hiring all U.S. staff and managing their well-being. She will bring her experience and talent to bear on improving the global organization infrastructure to accommodate continued growth and geographic expansion. Rebekah will plan and lead the organization’s non-programmatic fundraising and non-programmatic organizational communications strategy. Additionally, she will serve as counsel on short- and long-term fundraising, financial, staffing, and administrative decisions.

 

Rebekah joins WildAid from Asante Africa, where she held the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior roles include Executive Director, Business Management Operations and Strategy at Kaiser Permanente and Manager, Capital Planning and Analysis with Mervyn’s. Rebekah holds a MBA from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

 

With personalized service and proven results, Pillar is your partner in executive search and human resources consulting. With over 20 years of experience, Pillar provides retained search services for exceptional non-profits and foundations and early-stage or rapid growth for-profit firms. A woman-owned business, Pillar is based in Boston, MA, and works on both a local and national level. To learn more about how Pillar can assist with your search needs, please contact Cindy Joyce at cindy@pillarsearch.com.