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 Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) Group includes Membership, Content and Editorial, Customer Experience, External Relations, Brand Strategy and Strategic Communications. Across paid, earned, shared and owned channels, ICM manages AARP's reputation, drives engagement and member growth, and showcases AARP's mission and value through one, integrated voice.
The Project Manager executes projects from medium to large across multi-functional teams that support the achievement of organizational strategic priorities. Orchestrates internal and external stakeholder teams that may consist of both technical Team PMs and business/creative Team Leads and ensures the timely completion of project objectives and scope. May orchestrate work during discovery and design phases as well as project implementations. Establishes project communication plans and ensures all stakeholders are informed regarding project status, issues and impacts, as well as working norms. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline processes and develop new procedures that support the business unit/department. Responsibilities
- Manages all aspects of large and complex projects that align with the strategic priorities of the organization. Oversees all aspects of project management including project charter development, project scope development, project schedules, project costs, deliverable quality, human and material resource management, risk management, procurement, communications, and stakeholder engagement.
- Updates and maintains associated project management processes, including creating and implementing work plans, and helps to develop and implement new and evolving business processes.
- Manages financial and procurement elements of projects, to include collaboration with and management of vendor Master Services Agreements and/or Statements of Work as necessary.
- Reports on the status of projects to senior management to convey all elements of project status and the impact and results of work.
- Oversees the execution of administrative tasks as necessary, such as calendaring, organizing meetings, processing expense reimbursements, maintaining contact lists, and assisting with travel arrangements.
- Leads operational and/or logistical support for AARP programs and/or services.
- Bachelor's degree.
- 5+ years of experience in project management work, orchestrating both technical and creative teams.
- Solid understanding of private sector.
- Demonstrates attention to detail and critical thinking.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong organizational, as well as time management skills and ability to work independently and be comfortable in dynamic environments.
- Working knowledge of common project management tools (Confluence, Jira, etc.) or the ability to learn these tools.
Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)
- 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
- Open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise
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.