American Heart Association Talent Acquisition Specialist - Fundraising in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The National Center of the American Heart Association has an opportunity for a Contract Talent Acquisition Specialist, Fundraising. This position will serve as a business partner to fundraising and sales/revenue generating focused departments. The role is full life cycle recruiting with a focus on professional and management level positions, managing approximately 15-30 distinct positions, with location, job type, and required qualifications being different on each requisition type.

The Contract Recruiter is responsible for passive candidate sourcing, resume review, dispositioning of applicants, requesting personality assessments, on-demand video interviews, using behavioral based interview techniques, and recommending candidates to hiring managers as well as consulting on offers. Some light interview scheduling for hiring managers is also expected.


  • Individuals with a successful track record of fundraising/sales experience and demonstrated ability to recruit are encouraged to apply.

  • Assignment is eligible to participate the AHA benefits plan and has potential to convert to regular full-time.

  • Ideal location for this position is in Dallas, at our National Headquarters with flexibility depending upon candidate qualifications.

Essential job duties:

  • Actively source passive candidates, using creative, innovative approaches that effectively attract and engage top talent.

  • Effectively m anage full life cycle recruitment from posting to offer

  • Complete hiring process according to defined metrics to minimize overall time-to-start.

  • Partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies by utilizing their local networks to maximize pipelines.

  • Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to have influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.

  • Promote and encourage an environment of diversity and inclusive in support of the company's strategic plan.


  • 3 or more years of proven track record in:

  • recruiting for sales or fundraising positions

  • OR as a Fundraiser

  • Demonstrated track record of creating and executing sourcing and/or networking strategies for highly competitive positions including cold calling or other similar business development experience.

  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally

  • Entrepreneurial approach with a high level of initiative and personal accountability

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to work effectively across a geographically distributed, matrixed environment

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.


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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Requisition ID 2019-3923

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Human Resources