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.
The Associate State Director of Community Outreach
establishes strategic community partnerships and leverages internal and external resources to achieve the organization's community engagement goals at the state and local levels. Researches target audiences and designs engagement opportunities that align with strategic objectives. Ensures integration of engagement strategies across geographies and issue areas. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline processes and to develop new procedures that support the business unit/department. Responsibilities
- Provides advice and counsel to cross-functional teams in the implementation of the organization's state and community strategy initiatives including local advocacy, member/public engagement, volunteer management, and communications priorities.
- Evaluates and adjusts strategy implementation to achieve the organization's local goals nationwide. Assesses state and regional needs and develops and implements training programs as needed.
- Works with staff, volunteers, members, and other cross-organization teams to achieve the organization's community engagement goals at the state and local levels. 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.
- Resolves systemic issues across functions and ensures strong communication within a matrixed business environment.
- Develops and implements community engagement and communication strategies tailored to target audiences in statewide and local communities. Establishes strategic community partnerships and leverages internal and/or external resources to raise the visibility of the organization within communities.
- Recruits, trains, develops, and deploys volunteers in accordance with organizational goals. Aligns volunteers' interests with organizational priorities. Supports volunteer needs and designs opportunities to maximize volunteer engagement. Ensures inclusion of volunteer perspectives in strategic planning.
- Bachelor's degree.
- 5+ years of experience coalition-building and using grassroots techniques to influence community engagement. Developing both short and long term strategies and tactical plans to achieve success in both community development and grassroots campaigns.
- Experience recruiting, engaging, and managing volunteers and a demonstrated commitment to empowering them.
- Experience leading and managing multiple issues and/or projects at the same time.
- Proven experience developing, influencing, and cultivating strategic partnerships to elevate issues within the community.
- Deep level experience performing operational duties, such as budgeting, financial management, resource management, and reporting. High level of comfortability with the Microsoft Office suite and the ability and willingness to learn new functionalities.
- Excellent bilingual (English and Spanish) communication skills and public speaking experience. Demonstrated ability using social media platforms to communicate with targeted audiences and track engagement.
- Willingness to embrace and adapt to ever-changing technology and volunteer needs, while remaining focused on organizational goals and priorities.
- Ability to drive results in a collaborative work environment, exhibit resilience, empathy, patience, and optimism and maintain professionalism with both internal employees, partners, volunteers, and community members.
AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time. Additional Requirements
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
- In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise
- Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
- Ability to travel 50% of the time in- or out-of-state
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.