Mission

We believe that organizations and the people within them benefit from diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

We believe that the client organizations we serve – universities, colleges, academic medical centers, research institutes, and other not-for-profits – benefit from becoming more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just, and indeed must become more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just. We’ll help our clients hold themselves accountable to these stated goals. We’ll hold ourselves accountable to them, too.

We are a company in which talented, hard-working people dedicate themselves to a common cause – excellence in executive search – by bringing every dimension of themselves to their work and by being aware of and humble about what it means to do so. Each of us contributes to this common cause by drawing on experiences, insights, and values formed through distinctive experiences shaped by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, religion, disability, socioeconomic background, education, and political practice.

Our commitment to these values informs our culture, our values, and our business practices. Every search launches with careful work to understand our client’s expectations and a detailed plan to develop a diverse candidate pool; every search closes with an audit that assesses the effectiveness of these efforts and of our success surpassing our client’s and our own expectations. Through trainings, readings, and engaged debate, we work regularly within our firm to increase our understanding of selection bias and other factors that influence recruitment as well as to make Opus a genuinely inclusive, diverse, and equitable organization. As individuals and as a company, we learn from and support a number of social-justice organizations.

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