Communications and Marketing Specialists for Nonprofit

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Nonprofit practice recruits within the Communications and Marketing segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key communications and marketing functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Develops and implements communications plans to promote brand identity and improve awareness of organization
  • Exceptional leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with digital marketing and social media strategies
  • Serves as a media contact and spokesperson

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Nonprofit Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“Bristol Associates allowed many parties to have their voices heard and gave us an opportunity to see a variety of candidates. We clearly got the best one and were able to do so because of the firm’s prescreening and expert assistance.”

Sel Kardan

President and CEO, The Colburn School

“The company listened to our needs and challenges. Additionally, our representative’s seamless coordination of multiple rounds of interviews made the process effortless. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”

Aaron Paley

President, Community Arts Resources (CARS)

“Bristol Associates’ team was very articulate and knowledgeable in helping our organization to define our needs, enterprising in putting out the word for suitable candidates, and thorough and insightful in the initial screening of candidates.”

Allen Robert Gross

Music Director, Orchestra Santa Monica

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

Partner with Bristol Associates

Our Successful Nonprofit Communications and Marketing Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

We placed the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at a highly regarded performing arts center in California. Our placed candidate develops and executes the marketing and communication plans for over 100 events, as well as manages relationships with media and corporate partners.

New Media Specialist

We completed the New Media Specialist search for a nonprofit organization that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free street events in Southern California. Our placed candidate is responsible for growing the organization’s digital community to provide financial and social resources for the organization.

We Can Fill Your Communications and Marketing Roles in the Nonprofit Industry

  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Consumer Insights
  • Director of Digital Media
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Director of Social Media Marketing
  • Head of Communications and Content
  • Head of Public Relations and Communications
  • Internal Director of Communications
  • Marketing and Events Manager
  • Marketing and Promotions Director
  • New Media Specialist
  • Senior Brand Manager
  • Vice President of Advertising
  • Vice President of Communications
  • Vice President of Marketing