Research Associate

Parker Executive Search - Atlanta, GA

Full-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $81,000 a year
About Us

Parker Executive Search is a leading global executive search firm. It has a national and international client base including leading colleges and universities, top intercollegiate and professional sports programs, Fortune 1000 corporations, nationally recognized academic health science centers and hospitals/health systems. Parker Executive Search has conducted more than 2,000 senior-level searches during the past 30 years. For more information, visit

Position Overview
Parker Executive Search is looking for a Research Associate to join its higher education practice. Working with the Vice President of our higher education practice, Principals, and Associates, the Research Associate will have a chance to assist with executive searches for senior leaders of colleges and universities, including searches for presidents, provosts, vice presidents, deans, directors, and chairs of departments.
  • Conduct comprehensive research on clients and target institutions
  • Develop thorough and targeted search strategies
  • Conduct candidate research and identification
  • Assist in candidate sourcing and name generation
  • Initiate background screening and provide data management
  • Successfully assist with the management and execution of searches utilizing the firm’s proven search process
  • Effectively communicate with clients, candidates, and internal team members
  • Successfully complete assignments on schedule
The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and leadership skills and be results oriented. This person must be a self-starter who requires little direction and possesses strong communication and organizational skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Some travel is required ~ 10%. Associates work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and are required to be forward thinking and entrepreneurial.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution to the continued success of this company. We offer a competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience, background and performance.