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.

Featured Opportunities

Associate Director, Special Events | Salt Lake City, Utah

The Associate Director, Special Events will support the West Region by coordinating special event resources across assigned market(s) to implement, coordinate and manage fundraising events (4-6 events annually) within the Region to attain and exceed financial goals.
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Regional Operations Manager

The Regional Operations Manager is responsible for the support of special events and mission activities, as well as general operational support, within the East Region, and reports to the Region Vice President.
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If you have an optimistic outlook, a winning spirit and want to make a difference, we want to talk with you.

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"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

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Statement

The Arthritis Foundation empowers all people with arthritis to live their best life. We fight for a better quality of life for every person. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion for all communities without bias or barriers based on age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, economic condition, or religious affiliation.


We welcome

We welcome unique perspectives and experiences to advance our mission and progress our fight for access to quality healthcare for every person.

We value

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

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

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.

Racing Toward Diversity

"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.

Work/Life Balance

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.

Professional Development

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

Core Values

The Arthritis Foundation’s core values highlight key practices each of us should embrace daily. They are the essence of our organization’s identity and energize us to pour our best efforts into everything we do. With people as our greatest asset, these values help us build a diverse culture of respect, empowerment and belonging.  


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.

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Meaningful Learning Experiences
Then and Now
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Live Yes!
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Questions About the Selection and Hiring Process?

Why is the Arthritis Foundation the best place to build your career?

Our mission, our core values, our passion to be innovative, a diverse work environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, competitive benefits and collaborative work environment. These are just some of the reasons why our employees feel the Arthritis Foundation is a great place to work.

Will the Arthritis Foundation contact me when my resume is received?

While we would like to speak with each candidate who applies, we will only contact those whose background matches the needs of the position and department. You will, however, receive an email confirmation after each job for which you apply.

How can I ensure my resume gets reviewed by a recruiter?

When you upload your resume on our careers site, your resume will be reviewed by the recruiter and hiring manager. To make sure your resume stands out, tailor your skills and background to the job that you are applying for. Some tips:
  • List your accomplishments, not just job responsibilities.
  • Cater your resume for the job.
  • Include a cover letter.

How can I prepare myself for an interview at the Arthritis Foundation?

We are always interested in learning how you can contribute to the Arthritis Foundation’s mission. Read through the essential job duties and background, and be prepared to share your related experiences and examples so that interviewers can relate to you.

What is the typical interview process like?

We take hiring the right people very seriously and do as much as we can to ensure the fit is right for us and for you. Our process usually starts with a phone interview with the Director, Talent Management, and completion of an online questionnaire. That step is typically followed by a video interview with the hiring manager and potentially a panel interview with the team. Lastly, the finalist will meet with the Department Head as a final step.  

I need an accommodation. How can I notify the recruiting team and get help submitting my job application?

If you are having trouble with the application process or are a disabled individual or veteran that require a reasonable accommodation in applying for any posted position, please contact HR Shared Services at 800-283-7800 or email us at [email protected]. Please note that requests for updates on positions will not receive a response as this is for those who need assistance in applying. Thank you for understanding.

How do I know if a position has been filled?

The position will be removed from our Careers Page. This means that the position is no longer available. If you were contacted about the opportunity, you will receive a notification from us mentioning the status of your candidacy.  

How would I know if a position is remote?

We identify remote opportunities several ways. Many of our opportunities will have the work location listed or the job posting will be listed in the city where the opportunity is located; however, in the job description it will be listed as Remote.

What does this job pay?

The Arthritis Foundation reviews compensation for all positions and adjusts to ensure our salary ranges are competitive with the market. Additionally, salary for each job differs based on the qualification, skills and years of required experience for the job. We are transparent by listing the salary range in the position description. 

Does the Arthritis Foundation conduct background checks?

Yes, we conduct background checks on all new hires before their start date. A typical background check will include social security verification, criminal records and motor vehicle records for positions that have a daily driving component, 7-year employment and reference verification. Certain positions also require a credit check.

Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes.

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.