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 Associate State Director, Community Engagement establishes strategic community partnerships and leverages internal and external resources to achieve the organization's community engagement goals at the state and local levels. Researches audiences and designs engagement opportunities that align with strategic objectives. Ensures integration of engagement strategies across geographies and issue areas. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline processes and to develop new procedures that support the business unit/department. Responsibilities
- Provides advice and counsel to cross-functional teams in the implementation of the organization's state and community strategy initiatives including local advocacy, member/public engagement, volunteer management, and communications priorities.
- Evaluates and adjusts strategy implementation to achieve the organization's local goals nationwide. Assesses state and regional needs and develops and implements training programs as needed.
- Works with staff, volunteers, members, and other cross-organization teams to achieve the organization's community engagement goals at the state and local levels. Establishes a presence for the organization in communities by engaging multicultural audiences, developing community partnerships, building volunteer capacity, and designing and executing engaging community programs and events.
- Resolves systemic issues across functions and ensures strong communication within a matrixed business environment.
- Develops and implements community engagement and communication strategies tailored to target audiences in statewide and local communities. Establishes strategic community partnerships and leverages internal and/or external resources to raise the visibility of the organization within communities.
- Recruits, trains, develops, and deploys volunteers in accordance with organizational goals. Aligns volunteers' interests with organizational priorities. Supports volunteer needs and designs opportunities to maximize volunteer engagement. Ensures inclusion of volunteer perspectives in strategic planning.
- 7+ years of experience working with diverse and multi-cultural communities
- Must have experience managing and working with volunteers
- Strong planning and project management skills
- Travel up to 40% (In-state with an emphasis on eastern (Spokane) and central WA)
- Ability to work occasional evening and weekends to attend community events
- Good computer skills and comfort in learning new computer programs
Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)
- 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
- Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
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.
Salary Range: MIN: $91,000 - MAX: $105,000 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.