Program Manager - Housing

Washington, DC
Jul 11, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP Foundation is AARP's 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation's vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation's many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.


Working under the direction of the Director, Housing, the Program Manager, Housing (hereafter referred as the "Program Manager") will pursue poverty and isolation alleviation goals with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods, and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices to scaling solutions. The Program Manager will provide program management of programs associated with new innovations exiting the Innovation Pipeline and approved for scale. The Program Manager will work in concert with Social Entrepreneurs, other Program Managers, and Directors across the AARP Foundation (including in Development, Communications, Evaluation, Technology, Litigation and Innovation) to identify, scale, and integrate solutions to the biggest challenges facing the low income 50+ and their families.


The Program Manager, Impact Areas will be responsible for:

Supporting the achievement of large scale, systemic and sustainable social change through new innovations, a different approach, a more rigorous application of known technologies or strategies, or a combination of these.

Continuously refining and adapting approaches in response to feedback, research and insights on new innovations that are approved to scale.

Implement new programs approved for scale.

Direct responsibility for Program Management of a 3-year funded program as directed by the Director, Housing.

This position is responsible for supporting new programs in multiple states and involving multiple partners - including for-profit and non-profit stakeholders. This position requires a commitment to the Foundation's strategy of continuously developing social innovations that increase our ability to provide practical and scalable solutions to the needs of the low-income 50


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 4+ years of job related experience. Graduate degree preferred.

Excellent business judgment, a familiarity with a wide variety of business models both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and the ability to see the potential application of these models in the context of social innovation

Excellent communication skills both oral and written; ability to produce high quality reports and presentations

Strong familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis as well as quantifying return on investment

·A preference to take responsibility, manage multiple projects at once, and deliver professional work-product promptly and on-deadline

·Highly self-motivated

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

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.

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