Service Markets

Higher Education Recruitment

Higher education recruitment forms the cornerstone of our services at Excelon Associates. Our expansive candidate network and substantial client base rank among the largest in the industry. Both job seekers and higher education institutions trust us for their diverse and complex staffing requirements, including executive recruitment for colleges and universities.

What we do

Excelon Associates, with its expertise in higher education recruitment, is devoted to supporting colleges, universities, and trade schools in identifying, attracting, retaining, and placing top-tier talent in the higher education sector. We acknowledge the vital role that the academic community plays in fueling worldwide change. Given our strategic position in the industry, we are well-equipped to develop and execute a bespoke higher education recruitment strategy that syncs with your institution’s distinctive objectives. At Excelon, our commitment to offering transformative leadership to mission-driven organizations spans across the globe.

Who we help

Educational Technology
K-12 Education
Skilled-trade Schools
Proprietary Education
Charter Schools
Online School


Excelon Associates has over 25 years of experience in delivering customized on-campus recruitment strategies and solutions for executive and administrative positions within the higher education industry. Our company has a rich history in this market segment and has developed long-standing relationships with key stakeholders. Higher education was our original service market, and it remains an area of deep expertise for our firm.


C-Level Executives
Department Chairs
Directors & Managers
Admissions & Financial Aid
Human Resources & Compliance
Ed-Tech / OPM


Through decades of trial and error, success and failure, our recruiters have developed real-world higher education recruitment experience that cannot be replicated. Colleges, universities, and trade-schools utilize our services because we stay true to our word, and put the interests of our clients above everything else. Our adept knowledge and years of experience in higher education recruitment is what sets us apart in the industry. 

Our experience drives results

At a glance:

Schools Engaged

Higher Education Placements

Diverse Candidates Placed inLast 2 Years

Stars out of 5.0 in Google Reviews

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Why we are different

Excelon Associates has a long-standing presence and expertise in higher education recruitment since its founding in 2007. We specialize in providing customized recruitment solutions for colleges, universities, and trade schools. Our proven search process involves leveraging several SaaS platforms to advertise, identify, inform, recruit, and place top-tier talent within your institution.

With offices in Asheville, NC, Boca Raton, FL, and Delray Beach, FL, we are proud of our solid track record of collaborating with various types of higher education institutions, including public and private universities, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, and online learning platforms. Our experience across these diverse institutions enables us to cater to their unique needs and deliver optimal recruitment solutions.

Robust Selection Procedures: At Excelon Associates, we implement a rigorous candidate evaluation process encompassing comprehensive interviews, thorough reference verifications, and skills appraisals. This diligent method guarantees that your organization is matched with exceptionally qualified candidates who align with your company culture.

Services we offer: Executive search, executive hiring, senior-level recruitment, c-suite recruitment, leadership hiring, management search, executive talent acquisition, headhunting, executive placement, and high-level recruitment. 

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Who we recruit

  • Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts
  • Administrative Vice Presidents
  • Deans
  • Agriculture Deans
  • Business Deans
  • Communications Deans
  • Education Deans
  • Engineering Deans
  • Fine and Applied Arts Dean
  • Health Sciences Dean
  • Law Deans
  • Liberal Arts Deans
  • Medicine Deans
  • Science Deans
  • Other Deans
  • Presidents and Chancellors
Agriculture Business Communications
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science, Ecology, and Forestry
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Radio, Television, and Film
  • Speech and Public Speaking
Education Engineering Fine & Applied Art
  • Adult and Distance Education
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Educational Psychology
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Technology and Design
  • Reading and Literacy
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education – Early Childhood
  • Teacher Education – Elementary
  • Teacher Education – Middle School
  • Teacher Education – Secondary Education
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theatre
Health Sciences Medicine Liberal Arts
  • Athletic Training
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Health Information Technology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Phys Ed
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public and Environmental Health
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport Management
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Medical research
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English and Literature
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ethnic and Multicultural Studies
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • History
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Humanities
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • Religious Studies and Theology
  • Security Studies
  • Sign Language
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
Science Technical and Career
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistic
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation
  • Construction and Building Trades
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Hygienists and Assistants
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Radiography
  • Electronics
  • Fire Science
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Paramedics and EMTs
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Academic Advising
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Admissions and Enrollment
  • Adult and Continuing Education Programs
  • Alumni Relations
  • Arts and Museum Administration
  • Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance
  • Athletics and Coaching
  • Broadcasting, Radio, and Television
  • Bursar and Student Accounts
  • Business and Financial Services
  • Career Development and Services
  • Child Care Services
  • Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Manager/Director
  • IT Support and Training
  • Multimedia
  • Network/System Administrator
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Other IT
  • Conference and Events Administration
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Curriculum Design
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Disability and Accessibility Services
  • Distance Education Programs
  • Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
  • Economic and Business Development
  • Executive Assistants
  • Extension and Outreach
  • Facilities Management
  • Faculty Development
  • Financial Aid
  • Food Services
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Human Resources
  • Institutional Research and Planning
  • Instructional Technology and Design
  • International Programs and Services
  • Laboratory and Research
  • Legal Affairs
  • Libraries
  • Occupational and Environmental Safety
  • Police and Public Safety
  • Publications and Editing
  • Registrars
  • Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Sales
  • Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Volunteer Programs and Service Learning


  • Educational Service Providers
  • For-Profit Organizations (Proprietary Education)
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Government Organizations
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Recent Campaigns

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Attributes we screen for

At Excelon Associates, we are committed to delivering results. Our rigorous screening process includes investigating and conducting thorough interviews with all candidates before submitting them to our clients. We delve into each applicant’s background for the past 10 years to ensure we uncover all relevant information. This enables us to provide you with a detailed and comprehensive candidate profile so that you know exactly who you are speaking to when you receive a submission from us.

Cognitive Attributes

  • Intelligence
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ability to Learn
  • Absorptive Capacity

Social Attributes

  • Communication Skills
  • Social Awareness Skills
  • Social Judgement Skills
  • Persuasion and Negotiation Skills
  • Collaboration Skills

Business Attributes

  • Business Acumen
  • Finance Management Skills
  • Organizational Management Skills
  • Global Networking Skills

Strategic Attributes

  • Systems-level Awareness
  • Visioning Skills
  • Complex Problem-Solving Skills
  • Organizational Change Skills
  • Innovation Skills
  • Adaptability