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Position Summary

The Assistant Practice Director (APD) is a challenging and rewarding opportunity at CSP, providing the first significant step in a leadership role with the firm to include strategic planning and peer (Search Consultant) supervision and development. The APD position allows for close partnership and collaboration with fellow team members and clients. The role provides a balance of organizational support while offering a large degree of autonomy related to search projects, client relationships, and peer development.

In addition to helping lead an individual practice, the incumbent will be involved in the search consulting process from beginning to end, with overall responsibilities to include consistently gathering leads and cultivating new business for all practices, conducting intake meetings with clients collaboratively to ensure agreed upon qualification criteria for candidates, posting jobs and content on career pages, job boards, and social media that reflect our brand while engaging prospective candidates, sourcing and screening potential candidates, growing your professional network, and growing the CSP brand through various platforms.

  • Day-today management of team and search projects
  • Organize, update, and maintain candidates’ data (i.e., resumes, availability, and contact details) in internal databases
  • Build and maintain relationships with candidates to ensure the best opportunities for CSP to place them
  • Effectively manage and lead client relationships, including consistent client updates and portfolio management
  • Actively identify and engage in strategic partner relationships with current and potential clients
  • Create talent pipelines with high-potential candidates for current and future job opportunities
  • Assist with new hire onboarding activities such as reference checks, offer letters, etc.
  • Promote the CSP Brand and the respective practice online and offline
  • Participate in networking and practice-specific events
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Adhere to CSP’s core values: Communication, Commitment, COnsistency, and Integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proven work experience as a Staffing Agency Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter or similar role
  • Experience with various interview formats, including phone screening calls, in-person interviews, and panel interviews
  • Business development experience is highly preferred
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Proficiency in MS Suite of tools, Sharepoint, 365, etc.
  • Familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems and resume databases
  • Experience using professional social networks (i.e., LinkedIn)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and complete projects within deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, diverse team environment
  • Enthusiasm to network and communicate with others
  • Hustle, tenacity, and determination to help grow the CSP brand
  • Previous sales/recruiting experience is a plus
  • Experience working in a performance-driven environment


Partner, Practice Director - Accounting & Finance

Rick is a founding member of Chesapeake Search Partners and Practice Director for the Accounting & Finance Practice, facilitating all direct-hire and contractual searches within these fields. Rick began his career as a CPA in public/corporate accounting. He joined the recruiting industry in 1993 with The Mergis Group. He then went on to successfully lead the Accounting & Finance Practice for Stephen James Associates. As he continued those efforts throughout his tenure in the industry, he realized there was a lack of support for the demand of a recruiting partner in these industries within the Baltimore/DC market.

Rick graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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(410) 372 – 3023