Senior Advisor, Impact Investing

Washington, DC
Sep 13, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
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.


Directs implementation of $10 million social impact investment portfolio and manages business case processes, acquisition evaluator, debt structure and other key investment projects for the AARP Foundation (Foundation) which has a $220 million annual budget and $500M investment portfolio. Coordinates with cross-functional leaders in programs and grants to maximize social return on investment to more effectively serve the vulnerable 50+. Effectively builds a comprehensive external impact investing network and the positions is the "go to" subject matter expert on impact investing. Prepares reports on impact investments and other key projects for the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. Serves as a key contact with AARP Treasury to provide input and oversight. Supports the Foundation Impact Investment Committee and is the primary contact for AARP Foundation's social impact investments portfolio
  1. Develops and manages the complete impact investment strategy, from creation to execution, with an emphasis on achieving impact at scale in support of the Foundation's strategic plan outcome goals. Monitors compliance and oversight of all social impact investments.

  1. Establishes and maintains compliance with Endowment Management guidelines in collaboration with Development

  1. Prepares reports, commentary, and analysis to the Foundation leadership team on impact investment planned outputs and actual results.

  1. Evaluates and advises on various key functions of the Foundation, including cash management, acquisitions, debt structure, capital projects, grant investments, and other alternate investment activities.

  1. Works with AARP Treasury to ensure Foundation investments are managed in accordance with the investment policy and identifies potential new AARP Foundation investments, particularly alternative investments that complement our mission.

  1. Makes suggestions and recommendations for improvements to policy, processes, and procedures that would enhance the coordination and effectiveness of grant making and impact investing.

  1. Exercises strong analytical and collaborative skills in managing key high level projects and business cases /decision making tools to advise leadership.

  1. Ensures the establishment and implementation of best-of-class business policies and procedures, monitoring compliance, as well as working with the appropriate department(s) to identify new process improvement opportunities.

  1. Builds a comprehensive external network with leaders in the impact investing space to stay on top of key trends, new opportunities, and identify potential partnerships.

Bachelor's degree

Completion of an advanced degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration

10 or more years' experience in corporate finance, business economics, or investments

Excellent interpersonal and team building skills. Ability to build strong relationships throughout AARP, AARP Foundation, as well as with key external partners.

Experience managing a diverse investment portfolio, including endowments, alternatives, program- and mission-related investments, and social impact equity investments.

Experience developing and evaluating businesses cases as well as presenting decision analysis recommendations to Leadership.

Depth of understanding of non-profits, charitable fundraising, and ability to make sound financial business decisions based on that thorough understanding.

Strong analytical skills, combined with strategic planning experience is essential.

Excellent organizational skills. Able to engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and to consistently meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail.

At AARP, the health and well-being of our candidates, employees, and members is a top priority. As a result of the COVID pandemic, all non- essential employees will continue to work remotely through the end of 2020. AARP has established social distancing policies to ensure the safety of our essential employees.
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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