ACA CEO Search Begins

Jan 25, 2022
Koya Partners | Diversified Search Group, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained by the American Counseling Association to lead the search for its next Chief Executive Officer.


ACA is seeking a leader to advance the counseling profession by elevating the future course of the organization, operationalizing and implementing the new strategic plan, and overseeing the organization’s operations, culture, values, talent, and financial performance.

The CEO will be a strategic leader who is a talented relationship builder and experienced manager. Above all, they will be a DEI and social justice champion with a deep and authentic passion for the mission of ACA.

To express interest, make a nomination, or refer a candidate, please email Koya Partners at All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

ACA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages expressions of interest from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ leaders.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

About the American Counseling Association

ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors and is working to ensure that every person has access to quality professional counseling to thrive.

ACA achieves this through its mission of promoting the professional development of counselors, advocating for the profession, and ensuring ethical, culturally-inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.

With 57,000 members, 60 staff, and an annual budget of $14 million, the organization is well-positioned for growth and impact given the creativity, resilience, and dedication of ACA’s staff, Governing Council, membership, and partners.

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