American Heart Association Talent Attraction Specialist in United States


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.


With a focus on Talent Attraction and Acquisition, this role provides HR consultation and support to the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association to ensure that we continually evolve and deliver on our values-centered workforce strategies. If you are an HR professional who is in the zone when you are sourcing, attracting, networking with, introducing and developing top talent to be a relentless force in building longer, healthier lives, let’s meet!

This position can be based in locations throughout the Western States Affiliate.

Priority areas include:

  • Partner with hiring managers on full service search management. Ensure that qualifications and hiring criteria for each position are well defined and consistently applied in qualifying applicants and that recruitment efforts are performed in full alignment with our Guiding Values, established policies, standards and legal requirements.

  • Identify and attract top talent through a variety of sourcing techniques including cold calling, traditional and online networking, social media and other platforms/channels. Create innovative and inclusive sourcing strategies consistent with the AHA's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidates on an ongoing basis.

  • Build, manage and document digital and social media recruitment marketing campaigns.

  • Create positive customer experiences with applicants, hiring managers and vendors; provide timely guidance and communication throughout the hiring process. Develop and manage strong network of contacts.

  • Provide expert HR consultation to managers and staff. Proactively ensure timely communication with internal and external partners; supporting collaboration to achieve shared goals.

  • Drive and support strategies to advance the attraction, engagement and development of high performing staff.

  • Participate in affiliate and association-wide projects, initiatives and work groups.


  • 5 or more years of related experience

  • Demonstrated track record in creating and executing sourcing and/or networking strategies for highly competitive positions including cold calling. Talent sourcing, digital media marketing, full cycle recruiting experience helpful.

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

  • Strong research skills with demonstrated understanding and knowledge of leading edge recruiting or networking resources

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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to work effectively across a geographically distributed 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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Requisition ID 2018-3642

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Human Resources