Our Education and Higher Learning recruitment practice and experience ranges from a particular niche in Career College talent acquisition all the way up to senior executive searches with renowned post-secondary institutions across Canada. The unique needs, challenges, and nuances represented in this spectrum have provided our recruitment consultants with a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of academic professionals and the schools they represent.

From Administrative Staff, to Instructors, to Career College Admissions Officers/Counsellors and Advisors to University Chairs, Directors, and Deans, our team of recruiters possess the varied skill sets and practical, real-world experience to help institutions and education professionals come together in a most harmonious fashion.

Further below are just some of the Education and Higher Learning openings our expert consultants have filled, plus links to some of our currently open Education opportunities. Immediately below you will find the biography of Leanna Macdonnell, one of our most experienced consultants who has most recently embarked on searches for Georgian College.  Please feel free to reach out to Leanna to learn more about her experience and how she can help your institution with its talent needs and/or how she can help you personally advance your career.

Leanna Macdonnell, B.A.
Director, Client Partnerships

Leanna Macdonnell, B.A.

          416-703-7687 x 803

Leanna possesses fifteen years of business experience spanning a number of industry sectors such as financial services, retail services, outplacement consulting and career consulting. Identifying her true passion 12 years ago Leanna has made Executive Search her career focus.  Personally celebrating the perfect alignment of passion and interest with skills and ability, Leanna has experienced incredible success enabling companies and employees to make similar synergistic alignments.

Recruiting Practice:

Leanna has spent the last 8+ years honing her recruiting skills with a retained boutique search firm in downtown Toronto.  Assignments have covered the consumer packaged goods, financial service, retail, energy, not-for-profit, advertising, and manufacturing industry sectors affording her a broad base of business understanding. Leanna’s practice is functionally broad and spans numerous industries at various levels.

Leanna’s exceptional success is derived predominantly from her ability to get to “know” her clients. She develops a deep understanding of how her clients operate and as a result she is able to fully service their needs, no matter within which department those needs may be found. In return, she is able to attract the right people to fit the client’s specific culture, address their challenges and satisfy both the candidates’ and the clients’ long-term growth plans.

Leanna possesses a great many strengths but perhaps her most notable assets are her ingenuity, creativity and persistence.  She consistently finds interesting and exciting ways to identify top candidates; candidates who would otherwise go unnoticed. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, she is able to generate sufficient enthusiasm within these top candidates such that they agree to pursue her clients’ openings.

Leanna’s preferred style is to telephone source and headhunt candidates, but she is equally adept at utilizing job boards and databases; whatever it takes to secure the candidates that her clients seek.

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Below are just some of the Education and Higher Learning openings our expert consultants have filled, plus links to some of our currently open and related Education and Higher Learning opportunities:

  • Accounting and Payroll Assistant
  • Admission Counselor
  • Admission Officer
  • Admission Team Lead
  • Campus Sales and Business Development
  • Chair - Applied Biological and Environment Science
  • Chair - Automotive and Motorcycle Programs
  • Dean - Faculty of Education
  • Director - Language Department
  • Director - Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
  • Director - Teaching and Learning Centre
  • Information Counselor
  • Manager - Finance and Administration
  • Manager - Finance and Administration
  • Program Administrator
  • Senior Director - Athletics and Recreation
  • Student Recruitment Officer

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