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Founded in 1934, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is a not-for-profit, professional association committed to advancing the specialty of rheumatology. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, this medical society serves nearly 8,500 physicians, health professionals, and scientists worldwide who work in the medical subspecialty of rheumatology. The ACR supports its members by providing meaningful education, research, advocacy, and practice support.

ACR Values

Our core values - a commitment to professionalism, service to our members, vitality of the profession of rheumatology, excellence in patient care, transparency and innovation - unite our staff in an engaging and stimulating work environment. When you join the ACR as a staff member, you become a part of an innovative, collaborative, and driven team of individuals dedicated to supporting the ACR’s mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty.

  • Transparency
    We share information openly and honestly – even when it is uncomfortable to do so.
  • Accountability
    We are empowered to take ownership over our work, our words, our actions, and our results.
  • Collaboration
    When we have a common goal, we come together to accomplish things we couldn’t do on our own.
  • Inclusion
    We foster an environment where authenticity and unique differences are valued, supported, and included.
  • Innovation
    We are encouraged to explore and pursue thoughtful, creative ideas that lead to growth, learning and new ways of meeting our mission.

ACR Benefits

The ACR offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; long term and short term disability insurance; a defined employer contribution retirement plan; vacation; sick; floating holidays; tuition reimbursement; a flexible work schedule; and much more.

Leave Benefits

  • Paid Holiday Leave
    The ACR has 13 annual paid holidays: New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (plus Friday), Year-End Break (last five business days of the year), plus one floating holiday.
  • Personal Time Off (PTO)
    PTO begins on your date of hire. Hours are calculated semi-monthly (each pay period). PTO hours never pay out upon termination, unless legally required.

Family Friendly Benefits

  • Flextime
    The ACR has a 35-hour work week standard (full-time status is based on working 35 hours a week).
    • As of August 2020, the ACR began allowing employees to work eight hours a day (of which one hour must be taken for lunch) in each 24-hour period. Four of the eight hours must be worked during “core business hours”; which you may obtain from your immediate supervisor.

Life & Disability Benefits (paid at 100% by the ACR)

  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Hospital Indemnity

Voluntary Life Benefits (paid at 100% by the ACR)

Savings and Retirement Benefits

Retirement 401(k) / Roth Plan

  • ACR pays an amount equal to 8% of salary as of first enrollment date and pays an additional 6.2% once you reach FICA Wage Base.
  • 8% breakdown: 3% vests immediately (Safe Harbor); 5% fully vested after 3 complete years of service
  • Conditions of Eligibility: 90 days of service will be required; an employee enters the Plan on the first day of the month coinciding with or following meeting the eligibility requirements.

Health Insurance Coverage (begins on date of hire)

There are two plan options to choose from:

  • PPO 500 Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) – (is paired with HDHP)
    • Individual HSA
    • Family HSA

Dental (fully insured plan)

Vision (fully insured plan)

Flexible Spending Account

  • Individual FSA
  • Dependent Care FSA


Employment Opportunities at the American College of Rheumatology

We offer a broad range of exciting employment opportunities. Current openings are listed below. If you have questions, please contact

The ACR/ARP is an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment in open positions without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.

All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, and tuition assistance, will be administered in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity. Moreover, the ACR/ARP encourages the referral of qualified individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities.

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