Consultants from Helbling teamed with the Vice President, Human Resources and the Vice President, Operations to begin the search process. The client contacts were very receptive to Helbling’s suggestions to explore candidates from other community-focused organizations. These included senior living facilities, museums, towns, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and healthcare facilities. Naturally, the team also targeted nonprofit organizations with a like-minded mission, such as other homeless shelters and organizations that supported populations with a mental or physical disability, addiction, or illness.
The firm conducted a regional search with the expectation that the selected candidate would have lived or worked in the New England area where the nonprofit’s name was most recognizable. Consultants searched for individuals in top facilities leadership roles, as well as those in a secondary position in facilities who may have the right combination of experience, ability, and desire to assume a top role if presented with the right opportunity.