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How to Get a Leadership Job at a Nonprofit: Advice from a Headhunter with Larry Slesinger

  • Mon, June 08, 2009
  • 9:45 AM - 11:29 AM
  • 40Plus of Greater Washington

How to Get a Leadership Job at a Nonprofit: Advice from a Headhunter

Founder and CEO of Slesinger Management Services, an executive search firm that helps nonprofit organizations, including associations and foundations, in the Washington, DC, area, fill senior level positions.

Looking for your first nonprofit job after a career in business or government? Already have experience working for a nonprofit but want a better job?

Executive search consultant Larry Slesinger is hired by leading foundations, associations, and other nonprofits in Washington, DC, to help them recruit CEOs and other senior staff. As an author and speaker, he shares his wealth of insider knowledge to help you get a great job in the nonprofit world.

Topics: · Defining the Nonprofit Sector · Finding Good Openings · Creating a Great Resume · Writing Persuasive Cover Letters · Acing the Interview · Recruiting the Right References


Througn Slesinger Management Services, launched in 1988, Larry Slesinger, has completed approximately 65 searches for DC area senior level positions at nonprofit organizations, associations, and foundations. Previously he was on the senior staff of several nonprofits, including BoardSource (then called the National Center for Nonprofit Boards), where he was the chief operating officer for 10 years. His website is at

Larry's book "Search: Winning Strategies to Get Your Next Job in the Nonprofit World" will be on sale at a discounted price.

Testimonials for the book include:

"At last! A practical guide for people seeking employment in the nonprofit world . . . Slesinger's counsel is wise and generous . . . And the book is a pleasure to read." -- William M. Dietel, former president, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

"Some books take hundreds of pages to tell you how to find a job. Slesinger's book is mercifully short -- a small gem that will tell you quickly what you need to know." -- Joyce Henderson, Vice President for Human Resources, Volunteers of America.

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