Program Manager, Caregiving

Washington, DC
Closing date
Dec 9, 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. We serve all people 50 plus and their families. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

The Financial Health team supports older adults with low income to meet monthly obligations, save for the future, and weather financial shocks. The team is building resources to reduce debt associated with student loans and healthcare and reduce the financial strain on caregivers. Additional areas of focus are expected. This new team is one of three Financial Wellbeing programs teams and will join teams focused on securing benefits for healthcare, food, and medicine and reducing the costs associated with housing.

As the Program Manager of Caregiver Support, you will manage a program helping informal caregivers with low income receive compensation for their care of a loved one and build their caregiving skills. You will also develop and implement a holistic, multi-year strategy based on a deep understanding of the needs of this consumer group and analysis of existing resources, gaps, and barriers to use. You will create, iterate, measure and scale new initiatives and bring a person-centered approach to your collaboration with internal and external partners.


  • Sets strategies, identifies opportunities, and develops and implements projects and programs to support the organization. Manages and/or leads staff and/or volunteers to obtain program goals. Supports development and management of program budgets. Monitors performance and recommends program changes.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements assigned projects across a program or programs. Determines resources needed, tracks budget, determines scope and execution, tracks progress towards milestones, establishes timelines, and evaluates progress. Ensures adherence to internal and external quality standards. Organizes project teams and leads internal and external team members and stakeholders to deliver on project goals. Establishes project communication plans and ensures internal/external stakeholders are informed regarding project processes and impact.
  • Evaluates existing programs to identify improvements and to measure performance against programmatic goals and desired outcomes. Analyzes and tests current processes and systems to determine effectiveness and efficiency. Develops and implements solutions that are effective, efficient, and align with enterprise goals.
  • Collects data, performs root cause analysis of issues or problems, and proposes solutions according to the current and future needs of the business. Uses data to identify program and process enhancements to achieve outcome measures. Evaluates and advises on existing programs to improve outcomes.
  • Engages stakeholder and partners as necessary to communicate program intent, identify areas for collaboration, and improve programmatic outcomes. Develops communications related to priority programs and initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree and PMP preferred
  • 4+ years managing complex programs, Caregiving domain preferred
  • Ability to synthesize data and identify promising, data-driven opportunities
  • Experience developing a multi-year growth strategy
  • Proven track record creating, launching, and scaling impactful programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Deep knowledge of the challenges faced by caregivers and available resources
  • Experience developing new product, service, or program ideas from inception to scale, preferably with/for older adult or low-income populations

AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.

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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601 E. St. NW

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