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Nonprofit Executive Search in Communications and Marketing

Bristol Associates’ Nonprofit division is a leader in placing top executive candidates in nonprofit careers nationwide. Our practice recruits for Vice President of Communications, Director of Communications, Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager, and Public Relations Manager positions, among others, within arts and cultural organizations, human services, environmental organizations, foundations, and learning establishments including independent schools and higher education institutions. The division is led by Vice President David Alford.

Featured Clients

We have completed searches for a wide array of clients including:

  • The Colburn School

  • Community Arts Resources (CARS)

  • Orchestra Santa Monica

  • CicLAvia

Examples of Positions Placed

Our Nonprofit Division has placed successful candidates in executive positions.

Below is a sampling of positions placed.

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

We placed the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at a highly regarded performing center in Los Angeles. The Associate Director will develop and execute the marketing and communications plans for over 100 events, including the management of relationships with media and corporate partners.

New Media Specialist

We placed the New Media Specialist for a nonprofit organization that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free street events in the Los Angeles County. The New Media Specialist position is responsible for growing the organization’s digital community to provide financial and social resources for the organization.


Qualities of a Great Communications and Marketing Executive

With over 50 years of experience placing executives at top companies and organizations, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • Proven ability to develop and implement communications plan to promote brand identity and improve awareness of organization
  • Ability to provide exceptional leadership and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience with new technologies including digital marketing and social media
  • Ability to serve as media contact and spokesperson

Division Leader

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David Alford

Vice President
David Alford has been in the staffing industry for 18 years and joined Bristol Associates in 2017. He has placed people across a broad spectrum of industries, including Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Restaurant, Hospital & Healthcare, and Nonprofit.

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