Financial Policy Research Analyst

Washington, DC
Jan 29, 2023
Feb 28, 2023
Analyst, Research
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 Policy, Research and International Affairs leads the development and communication of AARP's public policies and, research and insights on the issues that matter to people 50-plus.

The Financial Policy Research Analyst supports the execution of the organization's public policy priorities and positions around financial security. Collaborates with and assists senior team members in policy research and data analysis. Utilizes sound research methodologies to conduct primary research, as directed.


  • Collaborates with and assists colleagues to access, analyze, and interpret data. Analyzes data and conducts literature reviews to develop insights.
  • Contributes to written reports and team projects that align with the organization's public policy priorities and positions.
  • Assists colleagues with policy development and research; planning events such as forums, roundtables, and working groups; and implementing research projects.
  • Assists the team with various project management tasks and social media outreach, and helps develop charts, tables, and graphics for papers and presentations.  
  • Monitors current legislative, regulatory, and public policy trends for the team.  


  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree required - Economics, Finance, Statistics, Social Science, or a related discipline
  • 3+ years or more of job-related experience
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write blogs and develop social media communications are required. Some data visualization skills and experience is a plus.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills. Some project management experience a plus.
  • Experience conducting online research and utilization of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Statistical Packages (SPSS or SAS), and Data Visualization tools (such as Tableau) preferred.
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment.
  • Interest in financial, economic and retirement security issues.
  • 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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