The Business:The University of Notre Dame is a private, non-profit research university founded in 1842.
Based in Notre Dame, Indiana the university is extremely prestigious, and is considered one of the top universities in the world. Notre Dame provides top-tier educational services for its 8,000 undergraduates, the majority of which live within their prestigious campus.
The university has a strong reputation for producing exceptional graduates through its mix of academic, sporting, and pastoral support.
The Challenge:The University of Notre Dame approached us with the need to recruit for an important senior role.
Notre Dame chose to work with us on this project as they were impressed with the way we do business. The client liked the transparency that we offer and the close-collaboration that we provide throughout the headhunting service.
Notre Dame needed a headhunter with expertise. They needed a headhunter who could work with them to create the best recruitment process possible for their needs. We were that headhunter.
Our Candidate:The University of Notre Dame was looking to hire a new Executive Director for their London Global Gateway Executive Committee. The LGG is the administrative group responsible for implementing the client’s strategy in London.
This was a very appealing opportunity for candidates, due to the client’s reputation. Notre Dame is one of the most successful universities in the USA, and focus on providing an excellent academic service through their experienced staff and superb facilities.
As a result, the opportunity to hold such a vital role in the establishment was an exciting one.
This Executive Director role involved providing leadership and supervision for the LGG staff, as well as developing academic policies and supervising senior leadership teams.
The role would involve working with and supporting the Academic Director in creating and maintaining partnerships with universities and government organisations and representing the university in the wider community.
Our Solution:In order to source the best candidates possible for Notre Dame, we set out to conduct a detailed, highly-targeted executive search.
We wanted to submit only the most relevant candidates to our client, and as such made sure to take the time to listen to our client’s specific needs and tailor the search process towards them.
We focused our search on the higher education sector, targeting universities in our search for experienced candidates with strong operations backgrounds and excellent academic experience.