Campaign Manager

Washington, DC
Dec 15, 2022
Jan 13, 2023
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

The Campaign Manager leads the development and implementation of campaign strategies for all national and multi-state campaigns and executes winning advocacy campaigns. Coordinates development of campaigns plans, gathers and disseminates political intelligence, and plans and builds out scenarios. Collaborates with cross-functional teams, as well as internal and external partners, to achieve the organization's legislative goals. Works with senior management to develop and implement advocacy strategies at the local, state, and federal levels.


  • Formulates campaign goals, strategies, and plans.
  • Coordinates Campaign's point of view with Grassroots, Outreach, and field managers.
  • Integrates and aligns campaign plans with other business units.
  • Builds robust core teams to guide campaign execution and assure alignment.
  • Manages campaign resources and budgets to maximize impact.
  • Tracks individual state progress on multi-state campaign issues.
  • Revises and adjusts campaign plans as needed through course of advocacy efforts.


  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years as a Campaign Manager.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Public Affairs and/or Grass Root Campaigns concepts, terms, and tactics.
  • Detailed, results-oriented, multi-tasker that is proactive, forward-thinking, and is a creative problem solver.
  • Must have matrix management experience.
  • Superb organizational and project/task management skills.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, with exceptional client-facing and presentation skills.
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills.
  • This is an open-space office environment and the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise is required.

Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • 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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