LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) is the premier national executive search firm serving the advancement profession. We do more advancement searches than any other search firm, and specialize in recruiting nonprofit leaders and their teams for the education, healthcare, science, arts and culture, advocacy and mission-driven nonprofit sectors.

Our nationwide network of diverse and well-qualified professionals is expertly mined by highly skilled Search Consultants, each with nonprofit experience. Our Best Practice metrics ensure high-quality, timely results, culminating with the ideal candidate for the unique culture, challenges and opportunities presented by each client and position.

Recent completed placements include:

Weill Cornell Medicine

Vice Provost for External Affairs

Weill Cornell Medicine

University of Technology Sydney

Vice-President Advancement

University of Technology Sydney

New York Institute of Technology

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

New York Institute of Technology

The Museum of Arts and Design

Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement

The Museum of Arts and Design

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I highly recommend LLLS for finding development leaders for the arts, or any sector.

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Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra & May Festival

We’ve found the LLLS Search Team to be thorough, well connected, and skilled at identifying the right candidates.

Susan Paresky

Senior Vice President for Development

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

I would recommend LLLS to those searching for philanthropic talent and to those looking for that new and exciting career step.

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Emeril Lagasse Foundation

LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES impressed us on a number of levels during the searches the firm has conducted.

Thomas P. Lockerby

Secretary of the Academy

Phillips Academy

As a candidate, I was very pleased with the way LLLS helped me through the process of gaining a position that I wanted.

John Clark

Vice President of Development

National YoungArts Foundation

In many ways it was the best search I have ever experienced, and I will most certainly work with the firm again.

Fred Van Sickle

Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development

Cornell University

LLLS delivered candidates who really related to our mission, and we had a wealth of leadership talent to choose from.

Carol Rose

Executive Director

ACLU of Massachusetts

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