We are the oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
How to Get Hired
We asked American Heart Association for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We are seeking candidates who are not only a technical fit, but also have a strong passion for the AHA mission. Recruiters and hiring managers listen for that passion in how they want to work for an organization where they feel they can give back in honor of a family member or friend who is/was afflicted by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates discuss how they connect with our mission through stories of family or friends who have been afflicted by cardiovascular disease and stroke or if they have volunteered with a non-profit, preferably with AHA. Candidates also get our attention by demonstrating they’ve achieved high-level results through a collaborative and customer-focused process.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are always seeking qualified fundraisers across the country. These roles require at least two years of sales/business development experience as our fundraisers work very closely with our volunteers to obtain donations. One interesting aspect we have found is that our recruits come from all sorts of degrees and industry experience.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We always recommend going to our careers site at www.heart.org/careers or joining our AHA Connection which brings prospective candidates into our talent community where they receive updates, newsletters and great interviewing tips.