Program Coordinator

Washington, DC
Mar 20, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Program Manager
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.

The Program Coordinator assists in developing, executing, and implementing programs that align with the organization's goals and objectives. Works with staff, volunteers, members, chapters, and other internal and external stakeholders to achieve engagement goals at the national, state, and local levels.


  • Plans, organizes, and implements assigned projects in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establishes a presence for the organization in targeted communities by engaging multicultural audiences, developing community partnerships, building volunteer capacity, and designing and executing engaging community programs and events. Develops and manages relationships with third-party contacts including program participants, vendors, program partners, and others.
  • Aligns volunteer and partner interests with organizational priorities, supports volunteer/partner needs, and designs opportunities to maximize volunteer engagement in pursuit of the organization's goals. Collaborates on administration of volunteer programs or volunteer strategy. Participates in recruiting, managing, and training volunteers when necessary.
  • Uses and analyzes data (program, financial, research, etc.) to recommend program and process improvements and monitor impact. Prepares data and reports to various stakeholders.
  • Executes on business/program operations tasks as necessary for the business unit including research, report writing, and/or creating presentations.
  • Contributes to tracking and reporting of strategic plan strategies and action plans. Assists in developing and implementing new solutions.
  • Assists with the management of program budgets and assets.


  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of experience in administrative, financial, and operations support or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and process financial transactions.
  • Experience coordinating logistics for volunteer events and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others internally and externally across groups and departments.

Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

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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