Recruitment Strategies

Recruitment Strategies

Your association may have a team of 3, 30, or 300. Regardless of staff size, your success begins with the people you hire. The talent is out there—and we’ll help you find it.


Post a Job

Start your search by posting your open positions on the Association CareerHQ job board.

Staffing and Executive Recruitment

Some associations have in-house professional staff, including a chief staff executive who oversees the team and works closely with the board to execute the mission. In other organizations, volunteer leaders rely on association management companies (AMCs) to provide professional management. Choosing the right staffing option is a key decision for every association.

Job Summaries & Salaries

No two associations are staffed exactly the same way, but many positions are common across organizations. Using industry research, we’ve assembled summary descriptions and median base salaries for more than 70 association jobs. See how your job roles and salary offerings compare.

Job Descriptions

Well-written job descriptions are crucial to effective employee recruitment and performance management. Get tools and techniques to make sure yours hit the mark.

Diversity & Inclusion

To achieve peak organizational performance, you need a diverse team of professionals and an inclusive office culture where all employees are valued and empowered to succeed.

Tips & Tactics

Tap into real-world know-how and Bite-Sized Learning modules to help you keep your recruitment strategies effective and up to date. Plus: In our Ask the Expert blog, HR consultant and author Barbara Mitchell has the answers to your questions on finding and hiring the best candidates.

As the job market remains tight, it makes sense to seek out candidates who aren't necessarily looking for a job actively. The first step to doing this is ensuring that your organization presents its self in the best light and is seen as a good place to work.


When it comes to finding high-quality job applicants, emotional intelligence (or "EQ") is arguably just as important as a candidate's skills and education. Behavioral interviews with open-ended questions are one tool employers can use to screen for EQ.