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American Heart Association Human Resource Director in Arlington, Virginia


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Once our AHA offices reopen, this position will be an office based position.

This position is full-time.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Human Resources Director in our Eastern States Region. This position located in one of 3 offices (post-pandemic) (Arlington VA, Glen Allen/Richmond VA, or Philadelphia). Currently our staff is home office based, follow AHA Covid guidelines. The Human Resource Director serves as a critical member of the regional Human Resources and management team while providing HR Business Partner (HRBP) service to assigned leaders and their staff. As HRBP, supports leaders in talent assessment/development/career pathing, employee engagement efforts, training, team building, and performance management and progressive discipline. Serves as a resource and guide throughout the employee’s life-cycle with the American Heart Association. HR Director utilizes knowledge of labor laws and legislation, risk reduction strategies, interprets and applies AHA policies, develops and maintains strong interpersonal relationships to execute assigned duties, all with the lens of diversity and an eye for inclusion.

  • Serves as HR Business Partner to assigned leaders and their teams, providing outstanding service and support that maximizes their efficiency and keeps them engaged and moving forward to develop high-performing and highly engaged teams through continuous and customized approaches to assessing and advancing talent, recognition, communications, training, and building a strong bench and succession plan.

  • Serves as resource and guide for employees throughout their career with AHA. From preparing their new hire announcement, to a welcoming and informative onboarding experience, through continued training, development, career pathing and progression, to a positive offboarding.

  • Creates and conducts effective training sessions and meeting agendas of various types.

  • Effectively and positively communicates HR policies and practices, including compensation philosophy and incentive plans.

  • Holds region-wide responsibility for special projects, particularly around employee engagements, such as wellness program liaison and lead, staff recognition task force and programming and leads employee engagement efforts for assigned business units.

  • Supports the creation of job analysis, job descriptions, job postings, in alignment with internal equity and established practices.

  • Engages in networking and recruitment efforts with an emphasis on diversity in support of our equity commitments and affirmative action plan.

  • Other duties as requested


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience.

  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience in Human Resources, training and/or leadership development, HR generalist role, or served in a similar capacity.

  • Must have general knowledge of various employment laws and practices.

  • Must have intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2013 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. PowerPoint skills are a plus.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze numeric and data analysis. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills (written and oral), and organizational skills needed. Ability to build effective relationships.

  • Goal-oriented and self-motivated with ability to work independently in a team environment.

  • Attention to detail with the ability to conceptualize numbers and data.

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision. High level of assertiveness with a strong desire to succeed.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public.

  • Must pass Criminal and DMV background checks.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Nonprofit experience

  • HR Information Systems experience, especially Workday

  • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint system, Microsoft Teams and Social Media

  • Proven ability to respond quickly to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, strategies and other processes at work

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Compensation & Benefits

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long-Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-VA-Glen Allen

Posted Date 4 months ago (9/15/2021 12:13 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7204

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Human Resources

Additional Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-PA-Philadelphia

Location: Arlington, VA