March 17, 2016 – Executive search firm Robinson Resource Group has been retained by Loaves & Fishes to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Past CEO Megan Selck has recently stepped down from her position. Board chair Mike Havala is serving as interim CEO.
“The advancement of Loaves & Fishes requires the board’s due diligence in hiring the right candidate for the president and CEO position,” said Mr. Havala. “The first step in this progression was forming a search committee to run the process of selecting and hiring the appropriate search firm to conduct this important task.”
Loaves & Fishes’ community services has been helping families throughout DuPage County, Illinois for more than 32 years. The organization, which is a non-profit, provides groceries and essential supportive services to more than 2,800 suburban Chicago families each month. Its multi-faceted client engagement model combines programs such as job search support, food assistance, skill-based classes and public benefit assistance, to both assist and empower clients to achieve self-sufficiency.
Robinson Resource Group, a boutique firm specializing in senior level search and executive coaching, blends assessments, search methods, technology and on-boarding. The firm’s clients include 360 Youth Serves; AcuSport; Boyt Harness Co.; Broaster Company; Chicago Meat Authority; DeVry University; EnSync Energy Systems; FlatIron; Graycor; Heico; Mesirow Financial; Silver Oak Services Partners; and Skolnik Industries Inc.
The economic strength of the non-profit sector has been increasing and the sector is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion.
Hiring among non-profits continues to grow. According to the 2016 ‘Non-Profit Salaries & Staffing Report’ by PNP Staffing Group, more than 50 percent of hiring managers are reporting staff increases in the sector. The report found that the non-profit field has grown by 20 percent over the last 10 years.
This has led the non-profit area to become one of the fastest growing sectors within executive search. Today, close to 150 recruiting firms specialize in some form of talent acquisition in the sector, which includes foundations, cultural institutions, and academia, to name just a few.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media