Human Resources 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 Human Resources segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key HR 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:

  • Exceptional problem-solving, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills
  • Builds strong relationships with staff and other stakeholders
  • Success in planning, developing, and implementing policies, training, and initiatives to support the organization’s staff members
  • Degree in human resources or a related field

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.

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Our Successful Nonprofit Human Resources Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Senior Director of Education

We made a placement for a 150+ bed nonprofit community hospital in Southern California. The Senior Director of Education oversees a staff of clinical educators and secretarial support. The position was tasked with creating and instituting a Leadership Development Program for middle and senior management personnel. Our placed candidate is an RN with a Master’s degree.

Director of Human Resources

We placed the Director of Human Resources at a performing arts education center and conservatory in California. Faculty at this world-class institution provide instruction in music, dance, and drama to dedicated students of all ages. Public events are also held at their unparalleled facilities. Our placed candidate oversees strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training, and development.

Director of Human Resources

Our client is a nonprofit, full-service acute care hospital. The Director of Human Resources oversees staff responsible for employee health, human resources, and payroll. Our placed candidate had 10 years of human resources leadership experience at the time of hire.

We Can Fill Your Human Resources Roles in the Nonprofit Industry

  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Corporate Director of Human Resources
  • Corporate Director of Training and Development
  • Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
  • Development Manager
  • Director of Compensation and Benefits
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Director of Education
  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Vice President of Compensation and Benefits
  • Vice President of Human Resources