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We will work with you and the key stakeholders on campus to understand the unique needs of your position and help develop a comprehensive marketing plan highlighting why your position is unique in the market and why it will be attractive to top prospective candidates. We know the market, and we deliver results.


Our full-service process provides flexibility and value to every search and recruitment initiative. We begin our process with a detailed and thorough needs assessment so our team can best understand your unique position and institution. We thoughtfully and methodically execute our recruitment plan with the understanding that you are often operating under time constraints and a desire to fill their positions with urgency.


Strategy Development
  • Understanding the unique needs of the position and why it is attractive to prospective candidates

  • Landscape analysis of the role


  • Develop a customized recruitment strategy

Recruitment Research
  • ​Compensation Benchmarking

  • Competitive analysis of existing or upcoming search 

  • Develop a strategy to discover non-traditional candidates

Position Promotion
  • Develop a deep understanding of the position, the organization, and your culture to promote to prospective applicants

  • Promote your campus and position to prospective applicants and generate enthusiasm

Candidate Evaluation
  • ​Provide initial candidate screening

  • Provide comprehensive background vetting and research on candidates

  • Conduct on, and off-list reference checks for candidates

Unique and Robust Talent Pipeline
  • National network of career services professionals from diverse institutions

  • Connected to top thought leaders and innovators

  • Engaged community of alumni of Aspire and Mastermind



Sharon Attaway is The Career Leadership Collective's Partner Engagement and Executive Search Consultant. She specializes in building extensive networks and relationships within the higher education career services community. When assisting a university in the search for a leadership role, she leverages these connections to identify and engage with top-tier candidates who may not be actively seeking new opportunities.


In addition, Sharon has a deep understanding of the leadership landscape and stays up-to-date with emerging trends and challenges in academia.


Her focus is on streamlining the search process, accessing a broader talent pool, and ultimately securing leaders who can drive success in the ever-changing higher education landscape.


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Nick Cattin has worked for over a decade in higher education, focusing on liberal arts and undergraduate business education. He was most recently the Director of Career & Professional Development in The Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, OH.


Throughout his career, Nick has expanded the reach of career services, developed new curriculums, launched and led international internships, and consulted with employers about developing and executing their recruitment strategies.


He is passionate about solving complex organizational problems, talent development, and community involvement, having served on the boards of local nonprofit organizations, where he has been integral to their strategic planning and executive search efforts.


Questions? Email


Margaret McGee-Newton

Creative and Content Manager, Consultant

Monique Frost


Wendy Podany




Open Searches

Example Past Searches

Executive Director, Career Development Center

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

Oxford College of Emory University, Senior Director for the Center of Pathways and Purpose

University of Rochester, Assistant Dean and Executive Director Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education + Connections

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Career Development 

University of New Hampshire, Associate Vice Provost, Career and Professional Success and High Impact Practices

Drew University, Director of the Center for Career Development
Smith College, Director of Career Communities

Loyola University Chicago, AVP of Career Services

Loyola Marymount University, AVP of Career and Professional Development

Bowling Green State University, AVP and Executive Director 

University of South Florida, Associate VP and Executive Director of Career Services

Quinnipiac University, Assistant Vice President of Career Development

Sam Houston State University, Director

Santa Clara University, Executive Director

New Jersey City University, Director

Swarthmore College, AVP 

San Jose State University, Executive Director

Earlham College, Executive Director

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Director of Career Services

MIT Sloan, Associate Director of Career Education

University of Redlands, Executive Director of Career & Professional Development

Carthage College, Associate Vice President & Executive Director

Miami University, Director of Employer Relations

University of Minnesota Duluth, Director of Career & Internship Services

University of Arizona, Sr. Director of Career Development

Georgia Tech, Executive Director of Career Services

Wittenberg University, Director 

Bellarmine University, Executive Director and AVP

Union College, Director

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