Executive search team services
VCU’s Executive Search Team is an internal executive search group comprised of a team of recruiting and search associates dedicated to identifying and attracting exceptional leaders to Virginia Commonwealth University. We will support your executive and leadership staff searches in a myriad of ways to help you find exceptional talent for VCU. Please find a high level overview of the support we can provide:
- Conduct in-depth meetings with key stakeholders to expand our understanding of the position and the qualities of the ideal candidate to ensure the best long-term fit.
- Assist in the development of a position description, advertisement, and prospectus/ leadership profile
- Facilitate mapping out the full search search process and an overall timeline
- Help to identify and invite search committee
Schedule and support initial meetings
- Plan for and support search chair in preparing for and leading all search committee meetings
- Provide clear and organized search materials (position description, timeline, confidentiality statement, etc.) to the search chair and committee
- Convey expectations for the search, including roles and responsibilities, confidentiality, etc.
Targeted outreach and screening
- Serve as the primary interface for prospective and active applicants
- Source candidates: Research positions; build pools; contact sourced candidates and referrals
- Conduct pre-screening interviews with candidates meeting minimum qualifications
Candidate review and selection
- After conducting an initial screening, help lead the committee in determining which applicants advance
- Provide search committee with detailed information on qualified candidates
- Screening interviews: Lead the development of interview questions and evaluation tools; Schedule and lead interviews
- On-campus interviews: Work with search chair and hiring authority to identify stakeholders that candidates need to meet during on-site interviews, create presentation topics, etc. Create itineraries and assist with such logistics as VCU room arrangements; hotels; air; candidate escort, etc.
- Provide all stakeholders involved in search with a feedback form, provide hiring manager with results
- Notify non-selected candidates
- Help facilitate communication to announce the hire