Program Specialist

Denver, Colorado
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023

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Program Manager
Full Time

Job Details


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 Program Specialist assists in developing, executing, and implementing programs that align with the organization's goals and objectives. Works with staff, volunteers, members, chapters, and other internal and external stakeholders to achieve engagement goals at the national, state, and local levels.


  • Plans, organizes, and implements assigned projects in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establishes a presence for the organization in targeted communities by engaging multicultural audiences, developing community partnerships, building volunteer capacity, and designing and executing engaging community programs and events. Develops and manages relationships with third-party contacts including program participants, vendors, program partners, and others.
  • Aligns volunteer and partner interests with organizational priorities, supports volunteer/partner needs, and designs opportunities to maximize volunteer engagement in pursuit of the organization's goals. Collaborates on administration of volunteer programs or volunteer strategy. Participates in recruiting, managing, and training volunteers when necessary.
  • Uses and analyzes data (program, financial, research, etc.) to recommend program and process improvements and monitor impact. Prepares data and reports to various stakeholders.
  • Executes on business/program operations tasks as necessary for the business unit including research, report writing, and/or creating presentations.
  • Contributes to tracking and reporting of strategic plan strategies and action plans. Assists in developing and implementing new solutions.
  • Assists with the management of program budgets and assets.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3+ years of experience working with consumers and having experience with financial literacy and adult education tools.
  • Working on deadlines with grant requirements.
  • Experience with fraud.

  • Experience with public speaking.
  • Background in consumer protection, fraud prevention, financial literacy, older adult education, non-profit management, and working with volunteers.
  • Adaptable to high-energy positions.

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
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

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.

Salary Range: MIN: $58,500.00 - MAX: $68,250.00

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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