Program Manager, Workforce Solutions

Washington, DC
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

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Management, Program Manager
Full Time

Job Details


AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. As AARP's charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

The Program Manager, Workforce Solutions will discover, develop, and deliver new and enhanced workforce solutions, programs, and partnerships that will increase economic security and mobility for low-income 50+ workers and for employers, build a highly skilled and multigenerational workforce. Will help in the development of building strategic partnerships, particularly focused on employers, business and industry associations, and workforce intermediaries. Provides daily operational and strategic support for the Workforce Programs' expansion working with Vice President, Workforce Programs. Collaborates with Workforce Programs and AARP Foundation colleagues (including Development, Communications, Technology, Litigation, and Innovation) to identify and integrate solutions to the biggest challenges facing the low-income 50+ and their families as it relates to employment and income generation.


  • Develops and implements solutions
  • Executes and evaluates existing programs to identify improvements and to measure outcomes
  • Collaborates with program leadership in the development of long-term goals and strategic plans to ensure continued successful growth and scalability
  • Uses existing data to identify program enhancements and identifies needed data and research to maximize insight and experience management
  • Managing enterprise assets and budgets
  • Project and process management
  • Partner and stakeholder engagement (including volunteers, participants and program partners)
  • Reporting on program activities/outcomes


  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in work experience is required
  • 5+ years' experience in employment and/or education, workforce development, social enterprise entrepreneurship, human resources, economic development, or industry engagement strongly preferred
  • Evidence of building new programs, initiatives, and solutions preferred
  • Ability to exercise sound business judgment, a familiarity with a wide variety of business models both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and the ability to see the potential application of these models in the context of social innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to support a complex array of projects, operational and strategic goals, and relationships with internal and external partners
  • Familiarity with design thinking methodology and both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to include collecting, analyzing, and tracking performance data and reporting on results, particularly related to economic and workforce development
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines, working on multiple concurrent programs requiring gathering, design, and project planning/management.
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills, team player, with an entrepreneurial mindset

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.


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million. Our aim is to disrupt preconceived notions about aging, turn goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthen communities and fight for the issues that matter most to people 50-plus and their families; such as health care, employment security and retirement planning.

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