The Kenaly Complement

Executive Search

What We Do

The Kenaly Complement's unique executive search services are designed for all administrative and faculty positions in higher education -- from Director of Financial Aid to College President (and everything in between.)

Assignment Specification

Every assignment begins with a client consultation where the unique requirements of your position are clarified in detailed specification. We make certain that we understand what it will take to make a high-quality match.


Advertisements are placed in print and other targeted media as appropriate. The Kenaly Complement has developed a range of proven techniques to enhance the impact and effectiveness of its advertising and to maximize the inquiry rate from quality candidates. We also maintain an extensive database of qualified candidates for all positions. It is highly likely that the candidate you seek is already in our database.

If not, through our professional networking, we reach out to thousands of contacts across the nation to find the perfect candidate for you.

Short Listing

The Kenaly Complement has the experience and resources to ensure that only the top quality candidates who will meet your expectations are recommended on a short list.

Interview and Assessment

When your main goal is to appoint the best person for the job, we believe it is essential to conduct a rigorous interview and assessment process. All short-listed candidates are thoroughly screened to reliably profile their professional skill set and the personal attributes necessary to determine how well they will fit your position, your organizational structure and your campus culture.

Background and Reference Checks

As a mandatory part of the process, exhaustive reference checks are conducted. These checks are designed to identify reasons why a candidate should be eliminated from consideration, rather than to provide justification for giving a candidate the job.

We exceed all expectations in our recruiting efforts!

How To Apply For A Position

The Kenaly Complement encourages applicants to submit application materials for executive, administrative and/or faculty positions. To apply for consideration please follow the instructions outlined below.

Executive Positions - Detailed letter of application (5 page limit), current résumé, names, titles, business and home phone numbers, and email addresses of eight references consisting of supervisors, direct reports (including one support staff member), colleagues and faculty members, and student leaders (at least one from each group).

Administrative Positions

Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Faculty Positions

Please submit a current curriculum vitae, a transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, documentation of teaching ability, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references.

Requested materials may be emailed to:


or mail to:
The Kenaly Complement
13901 Arlington Highlands Blvd.
Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76018

Available Positions

The Kenaly Complement is accepting application materials for the following temporary and permanent positions:

Permanent Director of Financial Aid positions available nationwide. Desirable candidates will have a minimum of 10 years financial aid experience at the managerial level, a Bachelors Degree and demonstrated success in financial aid. Application procedures are shown below.

Temporary Financial Aid Consultant positions available. Desirable candidates will have a minimum of 5 years financial aid experience and be willing to travel to campuses across the country. Application procedures are shown below.

For all positions, we are particularly interested in individuals with experience with PowerFaids, Datatel, SAFERS, CARS and Banner Systems.

Please send your resume, cover letter and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of 3 professional references (at least one of which must be a recent employer) to:

The Kenaly Complement
3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd.
Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76018
817.466.4404 (office)