Executive Leadership

Research Associate


Richardson Executive Search

Research Associate Edmonton, AB


If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional customer service, we have a great opportunity for you.   Richardson Executive Search is growing and is looking to attract a driven, organized and energetic Research Associate to add to our team.  You will work closely with a highly talented executive search practice that believes in delivering an exceptional client experience.


Reporting to the Vice President, Edmonton, the Research Associate will be responsible for supporting the Executive Search Consultants by providing administrative and research support on multiple senior-level searches. The executive search process we provide can be quite intensive based on the client’s needs and the search.  The Research Associate will assist in sourcing candidates through online and offline tools available to build a strong pipeline of suitable candidates and will need to be innovative to formulate research strategies to identify world-class talent.  You will also be involved in client “kick-off” meeting on new searches, support reference and background checks on candidates, arranging travel, scheduling meetings, set up interviews, prescreen candidates as well as other duties as required.


Richardson Executive Search is one of Western Canada’s most trusted and experienced search firms.   We enable organizations to thrive and succeed by helping them identify, recruit and retain their best people. Our mission is to partner effectively with clients to help improve their organizational performance by delivering outstanding leadership solutions.

For more information on our organization, please visit our website at www.richardsonsearch.ca



  • Sourcing and engaging qualified candidates
  • Research internal database and external sources
  • Reviewing and pre-screening applicants
  • Conducting pre-screening calls


  • Writing professional documents appropriate for an executive level audience
  • Creating, editing, proofing and formatting various written documents including job profiles and postings, contracts and RFPs
  • Awareness of all activities in play in order to support as needed
  • Conducting leadership level reference checks
  • Inputting and updating information into CRM
  • Presentation preparation
  • Scheduling meetings, interviews and other logistic duties as required

Other Duties

  • Strong, active communication with team members
  • Preparation for and participation in regular team meetings
  • Liaise with candidates and clients throughout the Executive Search process
  • Participating in client meetings as required to gain a greater understanding of the client’s needs
  • Conducting candidate interviews as required


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in business or related field
  • 1+ years of experience in a same or similar role. 
  • Project management experience would be considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of search engines such as LinkedIn and Indeed
  • Familiarity with a CRM or ATS would be considered an asset


  • High sense of urgency and accountability
  • Confidence, composure and polish working with Senior level professionals
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Fervent aptitude for technology along with strong technology knowledge and skill set
  • High energy, ability to anticipate internal teams needs
  • An intrinsically curious, inquisitive and critically thinking nature paired with a bias for action
  • Ability to absorb new information, act quickly, and manage changing prioritiesComposed, engaged and positive; dedication to internal customer service and the team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Resilient pride in your work

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