Thank you so much.  I am profoundly grateful for your extraordinary generosity.  This is a turning point for us and we couldn't have done it without you.

Debra Belaga, Board President, NAMI
They [the J&A team] are extremely thorough in their vetting of candidates, digging deeper than other firms I've worked with on the qualifications match with the position requirements. They have an impressive eye for talent and each one of the searches we've worked on together has resulted in excellent candidates to both interview and ultimately hire.

Peter Lee, Interim Executive Director
We appreciate Jacqueline's help very much. She has helped us move toward a bright future! We will certainly recommend your services to others.

Susan Acquistapace, Trustee and Treasurer, JCAS
We all very much appreciate your help and support throughout the process.

Jennifer Kenny, Board Chair, Global Women’s Leadership Network
I am extremely grateful of your work. It made the search, interview process and hire value driven and efficient. Now our hard work starts. Best to you all.

Gonzalo Garreton, Board Member, Alliant Educational Foundation
The Bloom Board and Staff feel very good about the ED hiring process and are so glad we decided to hire YOU. Thank you for all your care, concern, and attention these past few months.

Diane Ettelson, Former Executive Director, Image for Success (Bloom)
Thank you Jacqueline. We as a Board, and ultimately the families we strive to support, will benefit greatly from your contribution.”

John Polivka, Board Member, NAMI
Jacqueline brings the best mix of broad industry and specific niche knowledge to her work, with a personal style and integrity that is not usually seen in her business. Jacqueline explores all the right areas needed to ensure a good fit to the position, both for the candidate and for me as a hiring manager…I would highly recommend Jacqueline to any company seeking a top-notch recruiter.”

Diana Rae, Business Intelligence Management, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Online
When I managed the North American Partnering Program for IBM, Jacqueline from Janssen & Associates, was my trusted partner in recruiting qualified high-level candidates who were ready for deployment.  She has the unique ability to see beyond the surface and really get to know the candidates she is presenting.  Truly one of the best recruiters I’ve ever worked with.”

Joel Bailey Vice President, North American Partnering Program, IBM

Leadership Transition
Leadership Transition

Janssen & Associates Recruiting is a full service executive search and transition consulting firm offering nonprofit and corporate recruiting, Transition Consulting, and Interim Executive Director referrals … Read more

Crisis or Opportunity
Crisis or Opportunity

Leadership transition is a time of enormous change that may make a nonprofit organization or corporation vulnerable or stronger. Getting consensus on process, choice of support and direction can be daunting or it can strengthen collaboration … Read more

Our Advantage
Our Advantage

With successful executive recruiting and consulting in the nonprofit and corporate sector, Janssen & Associates Recruiting is a pioneer in bringing together leaders and organizations who collaboratively create and sustain their contribution to the common good … Read more


Our Company

Janssen & Associates Recruiting is a full service executive recruiting and transition consulting firm providing nonprofit and corporate recruiting, Transition Consulting, Interim Executive Director and consultant referrals.

We associate ourselves with and refer Interim Executive Directors (IEDs) and Consultants for whom we can offer the highest recommendation. Our associates have proven results including service as Interim CFO, COO, Development, Marketing and Program Directors.

Leadership Transition

Are you a Board Member looking for an Executive Director or CEO to continue your organization’s success or move your organization in a new direction? Is the Board looking for a way to agree on the process, keep your executive search simple, affordable, professional and successful?

Would you like to know more about an Interim Executive Director or Interim Director?

Are you a CEO or Executive Director needing leadership staff? Do you have limited time to do the search yourself or just not seeing the candidate you envisioned?

Our clients will tell you that we help you succeed through a professional process. Our work includes listening to who you are, what you want, and identifying and attracting the right person for your organization. We support you in making the decision while enhancing team collaboration and offering strategic recommendations for the future. We do this with good will and our commitment to the opportunity the excellent new staff we place for you, will bring.


The Nonprofit Sector

The Nonprofit sector is a vital force in our communities. Founded by inspired leaders committed to making a difference, led by volunteer Boards of Directors, nonprofits provide resources and solutions where they are limited or nonexistent. In a time of a nonprofit’s leadership transition, Board members are pressed to ensure the viability of the organization and a smooth change for clients, staff and other stakeholders.

Our team is aware of the problems for communities when government and business don’t collaborate and social justice falters. We believe that founders of nonprofits are the people who envision a better community, and when Boards of Directors, staff and the community help a nonprofit succeed in its mission, our world is a better place for all.


Crisis or Opportunity

Leadership transition is a time of enormous change that may make an organization vulnerable or stronger. Getting consensus on process, choice of support and direction can be daunting or it can strengthen collaboration. A time of leadership transition is the most relevant and fertile time for looking at your organization’s place in your sector. Before you make a decision on the mandates and skills for your new leader, you want to know what is possible.

  • What are the newest best practices?
  • What do your clients need and are they getting it?
  • What changes can be made for the realization of your successful future?
  • How can the Board become more collaborative and active without sacrificing more personal time?
  • What is the best way for financial security for your organization’s mission?
  • How do you organize so that you can measure and display your results and impact?

Transition is the right time to answer these questions and take advantage of an opportunity for clear vision, increased collaboration and a successful future.

Crisis or Opportunity“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy


Our Advantage

With successful executive recruiting and consulting in the nonprofit and corporate sector, Janssen & Associates Recruiting is a leader in bringing together top executives and organizations who collaboratively create and sustain their contribution to the common good. During the changing of the guard, Janssen & Associates Recruiting guides you through an effective and insightful transition process, so that the Board, staff and stakeholders experience the revitalization and growth of the organization. Janssen & Associates Recruiting’s unique leadership transition program results in a renewed excitement for your mission, increased productivity and evidence of the successful attainment of your goals.

Everywhere in the social sector literature and blogosphere there is talk of a of change in the nonprofit sector. Change is required for nonprofits because of the economy, the generational demographic shift, and expanded requirements for services.

These factors create urgency in the nonprofit sector that is unique in its history. Like most turning points of this magnitude, this is a period of opportunity as well as risk.

Janssen & Associates Recruiting has identified the time of leadership transition when the Board and leaders are necessarily engaged, as the perfect moment for your organization to assess, make decisions, hire the right leader, and position itself to gain the advantage as a successful nonprofit heading toward 2020.

Janssen & Associates Recruiting began providing executive national and international recruiting for fortune 500 companies in 1996 including IBM, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and AstraZeneca.

Since 2008 Jacqueline Janssen has provided Nonprofit Executive Director and CEO placements, board transition consulting, Organizational Assessments and Interim Executive Director placement.

Our associates include entrepreneurs, those who have worked in the corporate sector and nonprofit executives. They know business and have the heart required for a nonprofit leader. Corporations look for leaders who make community contributions and nonprofits need business results. We have the experience to identify and attract the candidates who bridge the boundaries of the for profit and nonprofit sectors.




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