A Career that Changes Lives

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) strives to create a world without heart and vascular disease. As a member of the MHIF team, you will have opportunities to make a difference every day by enabling cardiovascular and vascular research and education that changes patient lives.

Now in its 40th year, MHIF is a leading global nonprofit cardiovascular research institution with over 200 research studies and publications releasing each year. At the heart this work is our passionate and skilled team of 80+ professionals who keep our mission moving forward.

Why Join MHIF

Joining the MHIF team means building a career that changes lives. We work closely with world-renowned physicians from the Minneapolis Heart Institute® to conduct cutting-edge research. Our trusted relationships with clinicians and patients enable new scientific discoveries and advancements in cardiovascular care.

Central to the MHIF culture are the values of Integrity, Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration that guide our actions, behaviors, and decision-making. Living these values enabled us to be a place where people want to work and a Top Workplace.

Total Rewards

We provide comprehensive employee benefits and an award-winning work environment:

Flexible work hours that work well for you in alignment with the team. Where you work is based on the type of role you have, and all positions offer some flexibility to work from home. We take wellness seriously, offering our team a Wellness Holiday and opportunities for engagement in physical, mental, financial, career and community health.

Benefit Plan Highlights
Comprehensive health and dental insurance and a health savings account with MHIF contribution. We offer a generous 401(k) contribution of up to 5% of your annual salary, plus an additional 2.5% match of your salary deferrals.

Paid Time Off
Generous time-off policies, 10 paid holidays, four weeks paid parental leave, eight hours paid volunteer time, short and long-term disability insurance and more.

Office Perks 
Free parking on campus, bike racks, indoor walking paths and accessible public transportation. There are a variety of dining options including Panera Bread, Starbucks and locally-owned international fare at Midtown Global Market.

Professional Development
Individual development plans and high-impact roles that interface with our physician partners and leadership team. Tuition reimbursement of up to $1,500 per year after one year of service and ongoing educational opportunities to learn about cardiovascular disease and research. 

Growth Opportunities
Develop your skills by participating in our Wellness Committee, Closing-the-Gap Workplace Practices Committee, engaging in our community and health equity work, or by serving as mentors to pre-med interns. Every day is a chance to learn!

How Our Team Defines Us

Hear From Our Team

Read employee stories to learn more about MHIF’s culture and employment growth opportunities:

Ashley Water: Patient Inspired to Join MHIF Staff

Ashley was 16-years-old when she had trouble catching her breath and struggled to make it up the stairs. Knowing something was wrong, her mother quickly drove to the ER to discover Ashley had a congenital heart condition that would affect her for the rest of her life.

As a heart patient herself closely connected to the Midwest Adult Congenital Cardiac (MACC) Center at Minneapolis Heart Institute, Ashley knew about the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, and when she was next job searching, the foundation easily came to mind as an organization that held a lot of meaning for her to work at.

Read more about Ashley’s journey as a heart patient along with her work at MHIF as a Research Finance Specialist