Senior Consultant, Recruitment and Talent Development


LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ preferred and remote option consideration for exceptional candidates


American Philanthropic is a growing, national philanthropic consulting and services firm with offices nationwide. American Philanthropic works with donors and nonprofits to strengthen civil society—those nongovernmental, non-market-based associations and organizations which are vital to the health of our democracy. To do this, we offer strategic planning and assessment services, as well as a variety of services related to grantmaking and fundraising including development training, messaging and branding assistance, creation of donor-oriented materials and solicitations, donor prospect research, and direct mail program management, among others. More information is available at www.americanphilanthropic.com.


The senior consultant within the recruitment and talent services group at American Philanthropic is responsible for supporting client recruitment engagements and internal hiring needs. By interfacing regularly with clients as an engagement lead or project manager, managing the excellent execution of client deliverables, assisting with client cultivation and development of new business, and contributing to the professional growth and training of other American Philanthropic employees, the senior consultant will play an instrumental role in the growth of recruitment services and the company. This position will work closely with other members of the American Philanthropic staff to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations. Primary activities and responsibilities include the following.

Client Consulting and Project Management

  • Serving as project manager and managing up to other staff within your consulting group on substantial client engagements;
  • Serving as the lead consultant on small and mid-size client engagements and building strong client relationships;
  • Consulting regularly with clients—both in person and via e-mail, phone and video calls, etc.—on a wide range of management, development, and personnel-related projects and issues;
  • Assisting with talent audits and the creation of talent audit and recommendation plans;
  • Responding in a prompt and professional manner to client and company communications and needs and/or managing up to others involved with the hiring process when their input is needed;
  • Writing, reviewing, and editing job narratives, marketing and advertisement copy, interview and assessment documents and rubrics, and other documents to ensure quality and fit with company or client objectives;
  • Editing, proof-reading, and other communications-related tasks;
  • Assisting with the creation of recruitment and talent retention strategies and processes;
  • Researching qualified candidates and actively recruiting talent;
  • Interviewing candidates and facilitating other assessment measures;
  • Conducting thorough reference and background checks for candidates;
  • Scheduling client meetings, candidate interviews, and calls;
  • Drafting and sending call agendas, taking call and meeting notes, and tracking action items;
  • Coordinating and following up with internal and external parties such as other consultants, researchers, writers, designers, etc. as needed to execute client deliverables;
  • Managing application tracking systems and other planning tools for both internal and external use to monitor status of client deliverables and ensure their timely delivery; and
  • Preparing client reports as needed.

Administrative and Other Tasks

  • Inputting data into Salesforce and other databases and helping maintain contact records and other information as needed;
  • Representing the firm at client meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events;
  • Acquiring an awareness of recruitment and talent services at American Philanthropic and supporting the company’s growth efforts as requested;
  • Supporting the management, training, and growth of other employees by giving thoughtful and thorough feedback on their work when necessary and supporting onboarding and ongoing training efforts of junior employees as requested; and
  • Assisting with the performance of other company-related tasks as needed.

The position reports directly to the managing consultant, recruitment and talent development and may require occasional local and national travel for candidate interviews, company meetings, events, and trainings.


The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of professional experience, including some time spent in nonprofit organizations. Liberal arts background preferred. An exceptional candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong personal interest and commitment to American Philanthropic’s mission of strengthening society’s “little platoons”—the independent mediating institutions and voluntary associations that constitute civil society and are vital to human flourishing;
  • Personal interest in and alignment with the client base served by American Philanthropic, as well as interest in and facility with contemporary American political, cultural, sociological, and economic discourse, especially as those realms of thinking impinge upon civil society;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a capacity to build personal relationships of trust and respect both with clients and colleagues;
  • An exceptional ability to multi-task, organize, and manage multiple projects and deadlines with a high degree of prudence and conscientiousness;
  • Strong writing, analytical, and research skills;
  • Capacity to take personal ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, manage up to others, and make consistent progress on projects with minimal supervision;
  • A strong work ethic, humble manner, and willingness to go above and beyond when necessary in order to help our clients and the company succeed and grow;
  • Enthusiasm about the opportunity to help build a fast-growing consulting and services firm into a major force in American philanthropy; and
  • The desire and ability to make a positive contribution to a company culture that values practical wisdom, excellence, integrity, hard work, and conviviality.


  • Cover letter that outlines 1) your interest in the position 2) how your values align with our mission 3) a highlight of your professional and/or personal achievements that have particular relevance to your ability to perform the role’s duties with excellence
  • Resume
  • Writing sample, preferably from professional experience
  • Three professional references



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