Association Hiring Made Certain

Faster. More Certain. Less Expensive...Pick Three.

The Results-Based Hiring® Process is faster, more certain, and far less expensive than the costly approaches found elsewhere. You will be protected by our industry-leading 18 month replacement guarantee. (But you probably won’t need it. We've placed over 800 people and over 85% of them were still hard at work for our clients more than 3 years later.) We support you with Evidence-Based Interviewing practices that fairly assess candidates during video interviews, reduce bias throughout the hiring process, and build diverse teams.

Staffing Advisors has successfully completed nearly 400 searches for Washington DC-based associations. Because we place more executives into senior staff roles than any other search firm, we know the DC job market, the people, and the challenges in every functional area. In 2019, we completed more searches for DC-based associations than the next two search firms combined. This video briefly outlines our candidate recruiting process, and this post outlines the services we believe a modern executive search firm should offer.

Starting today means you'll be interviewing candidates in:

Vice President and C-Level searches: 7 weeks


Director Level searches: 6 weeks


Manager and Specialist Level searches: 5 weeks


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What Association Leaders Say About Us

AAHC has used Staffing Advisors for all of our significant hires over the past several years.  They have consistently been a pleasure to work with – knowledgeable in their field, responsive to both us and applicants, and thoughtful in their advice as we work through the process.  We were reluctant to give up ownership of the recruitment phases of hiring, but Staffing Advisors has saved us considerable time and effort, and brought significant added expertise and guidance to the process. I recommend them highly.

- Elizabeth Gemoets, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Academic Health Centers

Our Society has come to rely on Staffing Advisors for all of our hiring needs. We’ve quadrupled our staff size in 3 years with the help and partnership of Staffing Advisors. They consistently bring us excellent candidates who are importantly also a good fit with our team and culture.

- Francesca Dea, Executive Director, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

HPBA has engaged Staffing Advisors for several searches, and we have been very pleased with the process and the results.  I appreciate their analytical approach.  Because of the questions they asked me at the beginning of each search, I found myself asking fundamental questions about how to best structure each position.  Our collaboration quickly produced outstanding results:  in fact, I was presented with better options than I expected.

But beyond the results, I value Staffing Advisors’ straightforward professionalism.  Their efforts were all about delivering results, and it was clear that nothing was being done for show.  Rather than trying to lower my expectations or sell me on mediocre candidates, Staffing Advisors worked as a true partner with me in the search process.

I wholeheartedly recommend Staffing Advisors to anyone considering a search for a trade association professional.

- Jack Goldman, President and CEO, Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association