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American Heart Association Human Resources Director in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association , you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has a superb opportunity for a Human Resources Director (HR Director) in our Eastern States Region. This position will be in one of our office locations such as Waltham, MA, Philadelphia, PA, or New York, New York (location flexible within the Eastern States Region). 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.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National enter.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


As an HR business partner, the HR Director will support 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. The HR Director applies knowledge of labor laws and legislation, risk reduction strategies, interprets and applies Association policies, handles employee relations, develops, and maintains strong interpersonal relationships to implement 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 improves their efficiency and keeps them engaged and moving forward to develop hard-working 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 the Association. From preparing their new hire announcement, to a welcoming and informational onboarding experience, through continued training, development, career pathing and progression, to a positive offboarding.

  • Crafts and conducts effective training sessions and meeting agendas of different 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 and employee relations best 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.

  • Proven 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 form 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.

  • Able to function independently with minimal direction. High level of assertiveness with a strong desire to succeed.

  • Willing 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

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

Compensation & Benefits

Salary minimum to the midpoint of the range is $60,720 to $90,000. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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Location US-PA-Philadelphia

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/15/2023 12:47 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-9090

Job Category Human Resources

Additional Locations US-PA-Philadelphia | US-NY-New York | US-VA-Arlington | US-PA-Pittsburgh

Position Type Full Time

Location: PA-Pittsburgh