Contingency Search

In many cases, the clients with which we work desire a risk-free relationship. With the K-12 contingency type recruitment, no fees are due until you hire our candidate. If you prefer a risk-free search relationship and your search does not involve confidentiality, sensitivity, a high degree of complexity or the exclusive focus of a search firm, the contingency fee structure may be your preference.

While there are obvious advantages and disadvantages to the K-12 recruitment contingency fee approach, it is the best option for you if you do not require or expect a single search firm to land the results that you need for your school or school district.

The K-12 contingency search is especially suited for filling mid-level positions or roles having a base salary of less than $80,000. Contingency search provides you with a flexible, low risk/low commitment approach to utilizing our K-12 recruitment agency as your recruiting partner. As your contingent search partner, we are certainly committed to providing you with exceptional service and to successfully completing the recruiting assignment.


Administrative Positions:  Client agrees to pay total invoice upon placement of our K-12 recruitment candidate. The service charge is 30% – 35% of the K-12 candidate’s first year’s compensation.

Non-Administrative Positions:  Special Education Teacher, SPL, Interventions Specialist, Math Teacher, Science Teacher type positions clients agree to pay total invoice upon placement of our candidate. The service charge is 20% – 25% of the K-12 candidate’s first year’s compensation.

Other Expenses
We do pass on “at cost” the following expenses: Candidate’s travel to interview at a client, the client requested job advertising, background check, degree verification, drug tests, etc.