Startup Collaboration Advisor

Washington, DC
Mar 29, 2021
Apr 11, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP was built on innovation and has a long history of developing solutions that create opportunity and solve problems for people 50-plus. It's part of our DNA.

The Hatchery, an AARP innovation lab, is an innovation accelerator that works with start-ups and investors to discover big ideas and bring them to scale to change how people live as they age.

AARP is committed to supporting the Washington, D.C., region's thriving entrepreneurial community, driving economic development and creating bold services, products and solutions for people 50-plus .

It's all about delivering on AARP's purpose to empower people to choose how they live as they age.

Advisor plays a key role in helping to steer "Sandbox" and Ecosystem initiatives for the 50+ as a team player, problem solver and articulate communicator. Working with the Director, the advisor executes development plans as a detail-oriented driver, project coordinator and manager. Supports startups in their implementation solutions in testbed environments and helps lead all efforts around executing appropriate agreements with test partners and startups.

Supports the Director in executing Ecosystem initiatives including identifying potential partners and establishing relationships.

Supports startups with integration and execution of relationship with Sandbox partners and other established relationships.

Helps manage details of the agreements, under guidance of the Director, including assistance with the execution of deliverables and necessary paperwork.

Helps design and implement experiments, along with startups, to test and validate solutions for refinement.

Devises clear solution development plans that propel solutions through Sandbox experimentation, testing, and refinement based on learnings.

Be an acute listener and people person who can find ways to Inspires and motivate teams in a manner that propels solutions forward.

Supports the Director with customer service and prospect outreach for new potential partners.

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Design, Engineering, Information Technology, or Business preferred

4 or more years experience managing projects and ideally supporting tasks involved in executing agreements.

Must possess a proficiency in project leadership, coordination, iaccount management, idea evaluation and experiment design.

Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team

Must possess a positive, "can do" attitude.

Must have superb verbal and visual communication skills.

Must be a clear and creative thinker, combined with acute listening skills in order to ensure that team needs are met.

Must understand the highs and lows associated with innovation and be able to help teams maintain focus in times of ambiguity and uncertainty.

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.
Compensation and Benefits

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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