For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been saving and improving lives as the nation’s largest voluntary organization fighting heart disease 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 not only CAN do the job but WANT to do the job. At the American Heart Association we hire for the technical skills as well as for job and organizational fit, both of which are critical to employee satisfaction and retention. Employees who fit our culture seek results, are focused on challenging goals, building powerful partnerships and are able to prioritize their time to be most effective.
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 share stories about how they have contributed to the health and well-being of communities. Candidates get our attention by demonstrating they’ve achieved high-level results through a collaborative and customer-focused perspective.
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 sales/business development experience as our fundraisers work very closely with our volunteers and corporate sponsors. 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 to view job opportunities, learn about AHA Rewards & Benefits, check out #TheAHALife to hear stories directly from our employees about what it is like to work for us, and join our talent community to stay connected and to receive updates, newsletters and great interviewing tips.