Griffith Group Executive Search

The opportunity


Griffith Group acknowledges the land upon which we work is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto, or Tkaronto, is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.​

Founded by Jane Griffith, Griffith Group provides exceptional retained executive search services to its valued clients. Focused on senior level recruitment, our search team partners with not-for-profit, academic, broader public organizations and private sector companies across Canada and the US to support them with their executive search needs. Griffith Group is deeply rooted in the values of integrity, professionalism, and empowered innovation.  As recognized experts in recruitment, Griffith Group Executive Search is named on Hunt Scanlon Media's “2022 Top 60 Canadian Recruiters,” and “2021 Top 50 Higher Education Recruiters” rankings.  We are also the only wholly owned Canadian search firm named to the “2022 HR/Diversity Power 65”.

We are committed to supporting, championing, and advancing Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the workplace as we engage in identifying top-tier candidates for institutions across the country. We are signatories of the BlackNorth Initiative, the Federal Government’s 50-30 Challenge, and are members of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business and of the Canada’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC).  Additionally, Griffith Group has been accredited as a Rainbow Registered business, an accreditation that ensures that all of our practices are welcoming, accepting, and celebratory of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

It is within this context that Griffith Group Executive Search is seeking a senior executive search professional to join the team as Principal.

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with Jane Griffith, the Principal is responsible for managing all aspects of the recruitment process across all senior level searches. Griffith Group’s Principals are not responsible for revenue generation activities, as this work is led and managed by the firm’s Partners. Instead, the Principal will manage all aspects of the search, including but not limited to, name generation research, writing advertisements and briefs, and all candidate outreach, identification and recruitment activities. They will conduct both screening and in-depth candidate interviews and bring relevant previous experience interacting with senior executives on behalf of their firm. The Principal will be involved with client meetings and will serve as the lead contact for searches when the Partner involved on the search is unavailable.

As the ideal candidate you have a minimum of seven (7) years experience working at a retainer-based executive search firm. You are adept at managing multiple searches simultaneously and can manage competing search timelines and shifting priorities. You are a strong and sophisticated communicator with exceptional writing and editing skills, which can be seen through your high level of attention to detail. Your tenure working on senior level searches has enabled you to have a high level of judgment and the ability to show discretion in managing confidential information. As a proven recruiter, you are adept at conducting interviews and assessing talent, presenting information at client meetings, and navigating with grace and skill all interactions with clients and candidates, whether they be good news updates or providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates.  Candidates must possess experience and comfort in ensuring recruitment practices are equitable and inclusive to all candidates, and particularly to equity-deserving candidates. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a graduate level degree would be considered an asset. Proficiency in both French and English would also be considered an asset but is not required.

Griffith Group prides itself on its excellence and a culture that is team focused, inclusive, innovative, and fast paced. There is a strong and engaged commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion across the firm; candidates must have interest in contributing to and continuing this commitment. Only candidates who meet the required position experience, will work towards the collective success of the firm, contribute to Griffith Group’s culture, and build collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues will be selected for interviews.  

To express interest in this opportunity please apply in confidence to Jane Griffith (  Please note this is a remote position.

Griffith Group welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact  

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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