Community Engagement Advisor

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Dec 02, 2022
Closes
Dec 10, 2022
Ref
3804
Function
Other
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. We serve all people 50 plus and their families. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

The Community Engagement Advisor leads the planning and execution of internal and external communications and events for the Experience Corps program that align with the organization's goals and objectives. As an Advisor, you will plan, execute, and evaluate internal and external communications and events to engage program staff, volunteers, and partners while measuring outcomes and identifying improvements. This position reports to the Manager of Community Engagement and identifies opportunities to streamline processes, reports outcomes, and develops new procedures that support the business unit/department.

Responsibilities

  • Sets strategies, identifies opportunities, and develops and implements projects and programs to support the organization. Manages and/or leads staff and/or volunteers to obtain program goals. Supports development and management of program budgets. Monitors performance and recommends program changes.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements assigned projects across a program or programs. Determines resources needed, tracks budgets, determines scope and execution, tracks progress towards milestones, establishes timelines, and evaluates progress. Ensures adherence to internal and external quality standards. Organizes project teams and leads internal and external team members and stakeholders to deliver on project goals. Establishes project communication plans and ensures internal/external stakeholders are informed regarding project processes and impact.
  • Evaluates existing programs to identify improvements and to measure performance against programmatic goals and desired outcomes. Analyzes and tests current processes and systems to determine effectiveness and efficiency. Develops and implements solutions that are effective, efficient, and align with enterprise goals.
  • Collects data, performs root cause analysis of issues or problems, and proposes solutions according to the current and future needs of the business. Uses data to identify program and process enhancements to achieve outcome measures. Evaluates and advises on existing programs to improve outcomes.
  • Engages stakeholder and partners as necessary to communicate program intent, identify areas for collaboration, and improve programmatic outcomes. Develops communications related to priority programs and initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree.
  • 4+ years of program or project management and/or internal communications experience.
  • 2+ years of experience creating and managing digital content through online Content Management Systems, WordPress experience preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience planning virtual and in-person workshops, conferences, and events for hundreds of people.
  • Experience engaging volunteers or providing customer service via online communities.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to provide products and services cohesively.
  • Community experience with lower-income populations and/or the elderly is a plus.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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