Employment Outreach Associate

Alpena, Michigan
Closing date
Dec 11, 2023

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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 Employment Outreach Associate assists in the operation of the program that serves an average of 30-50 participants daily, within a defined geographical region. The Associate ensures interactions with program participants are non-discriminatory and in accordance with employment law and AARP, AARP Foundation and program policies and procedures.


  • Provides programmatic assistance to the Project Director in the responsibility and accountability for the effective implementation of the local project site services
  • Responsible for site compliance with the federal regulations governing the financial & administrative conduct of their daily operations.
  • Assists in operating a satellite location (urban or rural) in accordance with federal regulations, grant requirements and program policies and procedures.
  • Assists training of site staff and preparation of site performance, financial and other required reports.
  • Conducts job workshops and motivates participants to participate in job search activities, to take advantage of training activities, and to actively seek unsubsidized placements.
  • Implements various recruitment strategies, in coordination with the Project Director, to ensure enrollment levels are met and hours paid expend allocated payroll budget.
  • Recruits non-profit and public community service host agencies in which to place participants. Monitors 15 to 30 active host agencies to ensure that participants are given adequate training and supervision and that they are working in a safe environment.
  • Develops and/or collaborates with other organizations (private, public, and non-profit) to provide additional training opportunities for participants, including specialized training and on the job experience.


  • Associates degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of progressive responsibility in marketing, recruiting, and/or community service; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position
  • Experience working in an environment with complex administrative or regulatory procedures
  • Proficiency in creating PowerPoint presentations, entering data and pulling reports from databases, and using contemporary software packages. Also, ability to perform basic to intermediate level of computer/technical troubleshooting
  • Must be willing to travel within the assigned geographical area

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

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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