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Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at American Heart Association
- Fundraising Director (7)
- Director (7)
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- Executive Director (3)
- Manager (3)
- Corporate Events Director (3)
- Development Director (3)
- Development Specialist (2)
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- Managing Editor (1)
- Technical Developer (1)
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- Senior Director (1)
- Senior Director of Corporate Events (1)
- Anonymous (1)
- Intern (1)
- Contract Administrator (1)
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- Associate Marketing Manager (1)
- Business Development (1)
- Business Development Coordinator (1)
- Business Development Director (1)
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- Marketing and Event Planning (1)
Fundraising Director Interview
I applied online – interviewed at American Heart Association (New York, NY).
The interview process was odd, and a little difficult to navigate. The first interview came from the HR rep and was over the phone; really standard phone interview questions. He was super nice and very thoughtful in his questions and, after discussing my experience, he suggested two positions for which I might be a good fit. The second interview was in-person in the office with the person who would have been my supervisor. It was super easy-going and she was very nice. She asked some very general questions while looking through my resume. We talked about the position very openly and she said at the end of the meeting that she definitely wanted to bring me back. That same day, I received an email from HR asking me to take an online personality test (Meyers-Briggs type). When I came in for the second in-person interview, I was brought into a conference room with 3 staff members. They grilled me, round-robin style, for about and hour and a half. The questions were very general but specific, about my work style and how I handle stress. Much more emotional than about the job. They then asked to take a break and sent me back to the lobby to wait for about 10 minutes, then they brought me back in, asked one more question, and offered me the opportunity to ask my own questions. All in all, it was about two hours long. In the end, I didn't receive an offer. It was a good interview experience in that it was good practice, but it made me feel that I wouldn't have been a good fit for the position.
- How do you prioritize your workday and how many meetings per week do you schedule or attend? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for American Heart Association
Fundraising Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at American Heart Association (Dallas, TX) in March 2014.
Very in depth interview process. I had 2 phone interviews and 3 in-person interviews. Be prepared to give several examples and give details on work experience and fundraising/sales initiatives. Very difficult interview process but I found it helpful in understanding expectations.
- What are the top 3 ways that you know this job is a good fit for you. 1 Answer
Fundraising Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at American Heart Association.
first had a phone call with hr, then had a face to face interview with the vp overseeing the office, then a 'sids' interview with the vp and the senior vp
- cant really recall anything unexpected - depending on the results from the personality assessment they ask specific questions around those Answer Question
I didn't negotiate
Fundraising Director InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at American Heart Association (Houston, TX).
Terrible very unprofessional
- Are you married how many kids do you have. 1 Answer
Fundraising Director InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 4 days – interviewed at American Heart Association (Cleveland, OH) in June 2011.
I was interviewing with two people at the same time because there were two positions open, which was a little awkward. First, I did an itinial half hour to forty-five minute phone interview where I was asked basic questions about my skills and current employer info. That lead to a one-on-one interview which lasted an hour where I was asked about my curent job and your typical behavior interview questions: "recall a time I failed at something," "give an example of a time I succeeded," "how creative am I, and can I give an example," etc. That lead to my taking an online personality assessement, which took an hour, and then to another face-toface interview with the two people I initially interviewed with and their VP, which took two hours because they went through every job I've ever had. Whew! I haven't heard back yet, and I still have to do through HR stuff, such as a background check.
- How would you describe your dream job, and how does this position relate to that? Answer Question
Fundraising Director InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at American Heart Association (Gulfport, MS) in January 2011.
AHA only accepts on-line application. Phone interview + 3-4 series interviews with different levels of management that took about 6 weeks. Work "personality" profile questionnaire which they go over during the interview. Each phase took about an hour. They have a list of required questions that they have to submit the answers to AHA. Most of the questions are open ended "Tell me about a time" type questions
- Tell me about a time you had a difficult assignment... 1 Answer
Fundraising Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at American Heart Association in November 2007.
The interview process took forever and with 5 different people. It is interesting since they end up offering you high 30s to low 40s. The interview process makes it seem like you are applying for a high end positon. Overall the interview was typical interview style questions.
- Give me an example of when someone told you no. 1 Answer
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