Talent & Executive Search Fellowship
Schaffer&Combs (“S&C”) is a a fast-growing search and strategy consultancy dedicated to the purpose driven sector. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, California, and Durham, North Carolina, S&C serves as the strategic thought partner for some of the most ambitious change-making organizations in the world. Our clients include nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, philanthropies, foundations, industry associations, and government agencies, based locally in the Bay Area and globally across four continents. S&C is a certified B Corporation, and is proud to use business as a force for good.
Talent and Executive Search at Schaffer&Combs:
S&C has a thriving Talent and Executive Search practice, placing individuals in diverse executive and senior leadership roles across the purpose driven sector. We also engage frequently with clients on their organizational design to help ensure success and sustainability for our placements. Recent clients include Living Goods, Oakland Museum of California, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, /dev/color, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, RSF Social Finance, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, HOW Institute for Society, and more.
Spotlight on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
Over the last few years, S&C has begun a journey to elevate equity and diversity to the highest level of strategic priority and to also subject our practices to external scrutiny. The commitment manifests in improved employee training and cultural commitments to diversity, and on the search side of our consultancy, in continually advancing approaches to diversity in recruiting, such as:
About the Talent and Executive Search Fellowship Role:
S&C’s Talent and Executive Search practice is poised for continued exponential growth in the coming 1-5 years. S&C is seeking impact-driven, hard-working individuals to become S&C Fellows, focused on Talent and Executive Search.
Schaffer&Combs Fellows are high achievers with entrepreneurial spirits, who have demonstrated both academic and workplace excellence, in fields related to S&C’s work. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early-career professionals to contribute in a thriving business supporting organizations driving social and environmental change, and to help bring S&C’s Executive Search practice into new stages of growth and success.
As a Schaffer&Combs Fellow, your time will be split between client-facing projects and working with the S&C Operations Team to help the firm improve its internal processes.
Fellows take on significant responsibility in project teams and have the opportunity to attend and contribute to client-facing meetings. Having direct contact with the client is a highlight and key growth opportunity for Fellows. Equally as crucial is Fellows’ assistance with internal initiatives, including supporting business development efforts, and helping with office administration.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Client Support (50-70%)
Operations & Internal Activities (30-50%)