Associate Partner

Axis Talent Partners

About the organization

Axis Talent Partners is an executive search and talent strategy firm, founded and led by women of color, that partners with social impact organizations to provide search services and talent solutions that are grounded in relationship building and centered in equity and inclusivity. We exist as a practice because we are dedicated to advancing access and opportunity for people of color and historically marginalized identities, and this mission is the north star for our external work and our internal goals and practices.


Lead Client Engagements: This is the heart of your role in the practice. You will lead executive search engagements as the primary client manager from start to finish, employing our highly personalized, equity and inclusivity focused approach. This includes building deep and trusting relationships with clients and candidates; preparation and follow up for client meetings; cultivating and interviewing candidates; and collaborating with Axis colleagues and search consultants on all of the operational aspects of search work, ensuring successful completion of searches and client satisfaction.

Collaborate on Org Strategy & Sustainability: You, and the practice, will both thrive because of your contributions. You will regularly meet, thought partner, and co-create with the CEO and partners on matters of organizational growth, strategic priorities, and progress toward goals.

Collaborate on Org Infrastructure & Systems: You will bring your own unique expertise and passions to this role and contribute to the advancement and management of our infrastructure tools, platforms, and systems, and take ownership of areas related to your interest and expertise.


Mission Alignment: You are energized by our mission to support social justice organizations with equity-focused talent solutions and hiring leaders of color.

Executive Search Experience: You bring significant experience leading executive search work, “in-house” with an organization or in a client services context; experience in non profit search work and leading national CEO and executive-level searches is preferred.

Relationship Centered Client Services: You have a deep client services orientation and have worked specifically in a client-facing / client management capacity; you excel at relationship building, listening, synthesizing information, and providing highly personalized service.

Talent Strategy Expertise: Through your work in recruitment or other people practices, you have developed an analysis and area of expertise on talent matters and can provide well-informed advice to clients.

Project Management: You are an exceptional project manager with an eye toward detail and organization; you have the ability to autonomously drive work forward, but also a strong sense of when to engage other teammates for support, and you are highly skilled at managing up and across.

Adaptable & Flexible: You thrive in highly flexible, autonomous work contexts; you are willing to pivot on short notice; you seek out support and collaboration and build relationships virtually; you are comfortable in lean environments where things are still being figured out.

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