Specialized Leadership Search - Consulting Services - Community Training

a different path

Hire the best through our non-traditional approach.

Not only do we find excellent candidates, but we bring tremendous value through our exclusive Retained Search model, helping to manage each step of the process. From recruiting to reference checking, Big Back Pack is with you all the way. Put our three decades of expertise to work for your school or organization. 

Big Back Pack offers a full-year guarantee that we will fill the position again at no cost to you. The first step in our partnership is the development of a detailed Position Profile. This critical document reflects the desired qualifications of the position and serves as an important tool in communicating both your organization's Employee Value Proposition and Employment Brand.

our retained search methodology

Position Assessment

  • Scope out the position requirements and qualifications.
  • Learn about your organization's mission, culture, and employee value proposition.
  • Deliver a Search Timeline, Marketing Plan, and detailed Position Profile. 

Candidate Recruitment

  • Manage the marketing plan.
  • Source targeted candidates by engaging networks and connecting with passive candidates.

Candidate Assessment

  • Conduct two phase phone interviews with promising candidates assessing their skill set fit with the mission and cultural fit of your organization.
  • Complete "deep dive" internet and social media search.

Candidate Presentation

  • Ensure that all candidates meet the application requirements. 
  • Present the strongest candidates for client review on a rolling basis.

Client Support and Consulting

  • Deliver weekly reports detailing search progress.
  • Prep candidates through interview steps.

Completing the Process

  • Assist in reference checking of finalist candidates.
  • Facilitate personality profile, Strength Finders, or other instrument as agreed with client.
  • Support selected candidate through transition process.

candidate care

It's easy to become a candidate with Big Back Pack. No cumbersome registration forms or impersonal job fairs to attend. Simply email your updated resume to steve@bigbackpack.org. 

We interview every candidate via phone or video. Tell us your hopes and dreams, your most ideal work environment. We are successful when you have found the right match.

military veterans program


Big Back Pack Supports Vets

In order to help veterans of our armed services find positions, we have established relationships with government and NGO entities that help to place these talented and capable people in jobs.

Veterans are Goal-oriented.

Veterans are Trained Leaders.

Veterans Take Responsibility Seriously.

Veterans Know How to Make Decisions. 

Veterans Work Well Independently.

Big Back Pack will reduce its placement fee when your organization hires a veteran.