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.

Your association's executives drive organizational culture and success. Hiring the right executive for your organization takes time and resources. An executive recruitment service might help you save a bit of both.


In our current applicant's market, it makes sense to re-hire former employees (or "boomerang" employees) who left your organization in good standing. If you choose to pursue this route, it helps to have a full understanding of why you want to bring them back.