Senior Advisor, Curriculum Strategy and Innovation

Washington, DC
Nov 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019
Full Time
Business Unit Description

CSN (Community, State and National Affairs)-Programs, Turnkey Programs, (formerly Community Program Design, In-Person and Online Learning) designs and delivers state-of-the-art interactive educational experiences - combining turnkey ease at the local level with scalable nationwide consistency.

Offerings include:
-State-led experiences via "DIY Toolkit" curriculum - available for all state offices
-Online experiences via Learn@50+ (
-In-person, turnkey structured workshops - in 38 markets nationwide (list)
-Light-touch "Pop-Up" booth experiences at fairs and festivals - in 38 Full-Service markets nationwide (list)

In partnership with state and national office colleagues, these offerings are reaching more than 2.3 million individuals a year.

Coordinates curriculum strategy and solutions to ensure portfolio of work is innovative and relevant with consumers 50-64. Understands the needs of the target audience and leverages research, data, and other consumer insights to lead design discoveries and solve business challenges.

1. Sets strategy and manages cadence, alignment of all deliverables, in coordination with leadership, and marketing. Includes in-person classroom workshops, online experiences, DIY assets, etc.

2. Leads relationship manager. Aligns stakeholder expectations with strategy.

3. Designs the messaging structure to articulate desired outcomes and consistent tone. Ensures that work integrates with portfolio and expectations.

4. Develops planning and reviews evaluative data to ensure an appropriate reinvestment in long-form experiences and effective blends with short-form experiences.

5. Oversees quality assurance of portfolio.

6. Understands online learner behavior and helps inform overall curricula development efforts.

7. Utilizes strong communication skills and attention-to-detail to distill complex subjects into inviting, accurate, and accessible educational experiences.

8. Sets the appropriate tone and planning for a project. Operates with a sense of urgency.

9. Influences change through inspirational design, solid rationale, supporting data, and diplomacy.

10. Anticipates bottlenecks, manages escalation of needs, operates effectively in ambiguous situations, and makes tradeoffs to balance business wants and creative constraints.

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Journalism, Design, or a related field and at least 8 years of relevant experience in positions where coordination, networking, information sharing, and/or marketing were central to the job.

Demonstrated experience in program or project management.

Excellent interpersonal, communications, and written skills.

Demonstrated ability to build, sustain, and nurture strong, productive working relationships internally and externally.

Integration focus, including an understanding of marketing tools and projected outcomes.
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.