Business Analysis Advisor

Washington, DC
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Analyst, Business
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.

Performance Measurement & Business Analysis (PMBA) is responsible for aligning enterprise-wide metrics, analysis, reporting and performance measurement tools to drive AARP's strategic and operating performance. PMBA includes a Business Optimization team that provides consulting and advisory services to projects and initiatives where there is an enterprise-wide impact, unknown root cause and/or complex stakeholder interactions.

The Business Analytics Advisor collects, manages, researches, and analyzes data to develop insights for use in decision-making and setting business priorities. Produces and distributes scheduled reports. Consults with management to discuss data insights and trends. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline data processes and to develop new procedures that support the business unit/department. The Manager provides consulting and advisory services to projects and initiatives where there is an enterprise-wide impact, unknown root cause and/or complex stakeholder interactions.


  • Collects, manages, analyzes, synthesizes, and provides data to identify trends, draw insights, and address critical questions to achieve organizational objectives. Works with management teams to develop performance measurement frameworks (i.e., KPI's, metrics, etc.).
  • Works with cross-functional teams to align and integrate data platforms/process/reporting capabilities to ensure superior experience, functional excellence, and develop operational efficiencies. Manages data quality and provides support to various projects/analysis gathering data and presenting results.
  • Determines data analysis strategies and advises staff on statistical and data analytic issues. Conducts and/or supervises data analyses, including statistical analyses as required.
  • Contributes to the development of long-term goals and strategic plans to ensure continued successful growth and sustainability. Coordinates and integrates division plans with the organization's business goals and objectives. Reviews achievement of performance versus strategic plans.
  • Evaluates existing programs to identify improvements and to measure outcomes. Analyzes and tests current processes and systems to determine effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Serves as an expert resource on data sources, tools, and analytical procedures/methodologies. Provides expertise including peer review, data interpretation or related technical assistance, training, references, and/or consultation. Evaluates and integrates new or existing data sources, tools, and analytical techniques by monitoring key news, policies, and/or market trends.
  • Develops clear, well-integrated research deliverables, including through data visualization and graphics, that communicate data and insights. Presents data and insights to internal and/or external audiences (for example: media, legislators, press conferences, organization decision makers) in a clear and concise manner.


  • 3+ years of experience working in Consulting, Finance, or similar analytical capacity.5+ years desired working in consulting, finance, or similar role.
  • Bachelor's degree business, economics, or related field is required, MBA is preferred. Willing to accept additional years of experience lieu of degree.
  • CFA, CMA, or other advanced degree/certification preferred.
  • Commercial due diligence expereince with strong quatitative skills, including familiar with financial analysis, statistical methods, and data-driven decision making skills are preferred.
  • Experience building in-depth quantitative models is preferred.
  • Proven ability to communicate key insights to wide-ranging audiences, abilty to communicate complex technical subject to an audience of non-technical individuals is preferred.
  • Strong project management skills with an ability to coordinate across various groups and proficient in managing mutiple projects is preferred.
  • Excellent business judgment and ability to recognize business implications of data. Good understanding of marketing, finance, and business strategy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, curiosity and creativity, ability to collaborate well with others, and strong initiative are absolute requirements for this position.
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate highly complex findings; familiarity with distilling research findings (primary and secondary sources; qualitative and quantitative)
  • Advanced Excel skills required.

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

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.