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Recruiting Associate, Executive Search
New York, NY

Who are we?

Odyssey Search Partners is a premier, retained executive search firm with a strong track record placing Investment Professionals within Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Private Credit, Family Offices and other alternative investment managers across the United States. Our business’s foundation is a deep understanding of our clients’ strategy, goals, and culture. This allows us to identify high caliber investment talent to fit the long-term needs of all parties involved.


We are looking for an Associate Recruiter to further develop the firm’s research and recruiting capabilities. This encompasses gathering business intelligence, supporting various searches for our clients, and developing targeted recruitment strategies. The individual will need to develop an excellent understanding of the Alternative Investment Industry and the markets/products that pertain to specific searches. Odyssey will provide direct professional development though dedicated mentoring and guidance from our senior recruiters.



– Partner with clients to get a clear view on their strategic and financial objectives and hiring needs and devise and carry out a targeted sourcing and research strategy for their needs

– Communicate with clients and candidates to navigate the search process from origination to close, offering guidance and facilitating the negotiation process

– Source suitable candidates by developing an expertise in the financial industry and gathering industry intelligence to ensure qualification match, cultural fit, and compatibility

– Maintain and develop strong candidate relationships by actively networking in the industry


– Assist in creating & maintaining accurate, up-to-date market mappings of Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Equity Research and Investment Banking teams

– Prepare market research for client presentations detailing industry break downs, compensation details, growth forecasts, and ideal candidates’ salary requirements

– Reconcile internal database with publicly available information (Corporate Websites, LinkedIn and Industry Newsletters) to further the goal of data integrity


– Bachelor’s degree with a strong record of academic achievement

– 0-3 years of experience in recruiting, the financial services industry, or sales

– Superior project management abilities

– Team player, ability to push back constructively and offer solutions

– Initiative to lead assignments with minimal guidance or supervision

– A flexible mindset and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Must be:

– Well organized with a high degree of attention to detail

– Tech savvy with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

– Excellent at verbal and written communication skills