Join the Arthritis Foundation
At the Arthritis Foundation, our employees are the heart of our mission to improve the lives of people living with arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy and community connections. By joining our team, you’ll help change lives today and create a better world for generations to come.
Join the Movement to Help Conquer Arthritis
We exist to conquer arthritis. We are boldly pursuing a cure for the #1 cause of disability in America, while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy and community connections.
The Arthritis Foundation is where people with arthritis come to find information, resources and opportunities to connect with others who understand the challenges. We’re a community of donors, volunteers, patients, partners and staff members, all working together to help people today while shaping a brighter future.
By joining our team, you’ll be on the front line of our important work. You’ll get the chance to lead the arthritis movement and be part of the solution. You’ll help change lives today and create a better world for generations to come. If you have an optimistic outlook, a winning spirit and want to make a difference, we want to talk with you.
Our employment opportunities are as diverse as our people and every passionate, dedicated Arthritis Foundation staff member contributes to each groundbreaking achievement we make.
Executive Director | Dallas, TX
Development Director | Newport Beach, CA
"I love working at the Arthritis Foundation because I get to work with professionals who are motivated, driven and dedicated to the mission. They inspire me to show up as my best self every day!"
Delores Hardwick, Executive Director | Kansas & Western MO
We welcome unique perspectives and experiences to advance our mission and progress our fight for access to quality healthcare for every person.
We value the unique qualities and experiences of all individuals, and we’re passionate about expanding our practice of creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity.
We believe that everyone who cares about our cause — every donor, volunteer, advocate, patient and employee — should have equal access to our programs, services, initiatives and opportunities.
We commit to embracing a diverse and inclusive community that represents, reflects, and values the unique characteristics, experiences, and viewpoints of our employees, volunteers, donors, partners, and the communities we serve. Together, we champion a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the voices and perspectives of all.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Racing Toward Diversity
The Arthritis Foundation’s promise is to empower all people with arthritis to live their best life. Not some people, not only people who live in a certain part of the country, or who look a certain way. We know that we need a diverse staff and a diverse army of volunteers leading our work and inviting others to join our movement so that we can serve a diverse group and we have to be intentional to get there.
"Working at the Arthritis Foundation is challenging and gratifying. I am able to use my full skillset and work openly and collaboratively with internal colleagues and incredible external volunteers to try to address a massive disease."
Jason Kim, VP, Osteoarthritis Programs | Georgia
The Arthritis Foundation is as dedicated to our staff as we are to our mission. Part of that dedication includes providing our staff members with competitive benefit options to promote good health, financial security, work life balance, and growth opportunities. Arthritis Foundation staff members enjoy employment benefits that truly make the foundation a great place to work.
As part of our commitment to a healthy work/life balance, we support alternative work arrangements, such as flexible work schedules, remote and hybrid opportunities.
Our staff have access to hundreds of development courses to help them learn, grow and expand their potential. We encourage our staff to set clear professional and development goals through our performance management process.
Excellent Rewards Package
- Amazing retirement plan with employer base and matching contributions
- Annual Health Savings Account employer contributions
- Competitive medical, dental and vision plan options
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee Wellness Program with cash incentives
- Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
- Staff earn paid time off (PTO) days based on years of service.
- The Foundation observes and allows time off with pay for sixteen (16) holidays for regular full-time employees including two floating holidays that recognize staff needs for flexibility.
"I admire the team I get to collaborate with and the fact that people are the heart of this organization. At the end of each day, I can walk away with a sense of pride, knowing that in some small way, I am contributing to improve the quality of life for people I may never even meet. One day, there will be a cure for arthritis, and it makes me feel proud to be a part of that legacy."
Mariel Armitage, Associate Director | Florida
Be loud and proud about the cause. Do it because you love it. Fight for people with arthritis like no one else. Be fierce about the mission.
Always strive for excellence. Find a way. Do your best every time. Be driven and determined. Give it your all.
Take the initiative to continuously improve. Master your trade but never stop being a student. Know your stuff and do it well. Make things happen and get results. Bring entrepreneurial spirit.
Make your teammates and the team better. We are one team — all staff, all departments, all volunteers and all constituents. Make it a great place to work. Listen and be fully in the moment.
Take responsibility. Act like it’s your own. Speak up. Make sensible decisions. Act like a steward.
Internships at the Arthritis Foundation
Meaningful Learning Experiences
The Arthritis Foundation provides a learning experience that’s meaningful, with practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest. We welcome interns from a variety of majors throughout the year to various departments. Student interns will gain a working knowledge in a variety of areas which may include nonprofit management, community and volunteer engagement, science and fundraising.See Intern Opportunities
Then and Now
We are the Arthritis Foundation
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- Cater your resume for the job.
- Include a cover letter.
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Get involved with the arthritis community. Tell us a little about yourself and, based on your interests, you’ll receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.