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, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their 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 Director, Business Integration
directs the planning and implementation of business unit and/or department integration initiatives through its full life cycle. Develops communication plans and monitors program quality and performance post-implementation. Directs research and analysis of program requirements. Raises issues and integrates initiatives, solutions, and actions for management. Identifies operational and technological tools to enhance and support existing and/or new initiatives. Collaborates with senior management in the planning and execution of strategic business objectives. Responsibilities
- Develops, advises, supports, coordinates, and collaborates on special/ high-level strategic projects across the department/organization. Organizes, problem solves, raises issues, and integrates initiatives, solutions, and actions for management. Acts as a liaison to resolve problems and to ensure successful implementation of organizational initiatives.
- Serves as a liaison between individuals (members/non-members), community groups, and special interest groups, etc. Manages volunteers to obtain program goals. Develops and manages program budgets. Monitors performance and recommends program changes. Ensures program extensions align with business objectives.
- Provides advice and counsel to state teams on the implementation of the organization's advocacy, member/public engagement, volunteer management, and communications priorities. Executes strategies that support and integrate advocacy, outreach, communications, and volunteer engagement work across multiple business units.
- Identifies trends and resolves systemic issues across functions and ensures strong communication within a matrixed business environment. Assesses state needs and develops and implements training programs, as needed. Provides support with systems and processes. Identifies and recommends best practices and resources to achieve state office strategic goals.
- Plans, organizes, and implements assigned projects. Determines resources needed, tracks budgets, determines scope and execution, tracks progress towards milestones, establishes timelines, and evaluates progress. Establishes project communication plans and ensures internal/external stakeholders are informed regarding project processes and impact.
- Develops and implements a campaign strategy for all national and multi-state campaigns. Gathers and disseminates political intelligence. Plans and builds out scenarios. In consultation with appropriate department teams, identifies target legislators/states for campaigns.
- Provides analysis of polls and trends as well as opposition research and modeling. Conducts ongoing strategic analysis.
- Ensures strong people management across team, monitoring and supporting employee engagement, and volunteer engagement as appropriate.
- 8+ years of experience
- Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
- Sound business acumen (finance, marketing operations, development)
- Strategic and curious thinker
- Superior communication skills (written and verbal), relationship-oriented and collaboration expert
- Innovative, operations minded & detail-oriented
- Regular and reliable job attendance
- 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
AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time. 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.