Senior Advisor

Washington, DC
Aug 17, 2021
Sep 04, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

The Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group¿ is a key contributor to AARP's mission of social change for Americans 50+ and their families. CSN drives social change through our advocacy work by giving our members a voice-at the federal, state, local and community levels-on issues important to them, such as Financial Resilience, Health Security, and Personal Fulfillment.

With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, we live where we work. This allows us to do what we do the people and directly engage in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.

Our state offices work hand-in-glove with AARP's national office in Washington, DC. This reach-from community to state to federal-enables CSN to better empower people 50+ to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their goals for tomorrow: their life, their way.

Assists the VP Integrated Relations in providing information to EVP and CSN Leadership Team and may serve as a point of contact for functions relating to the social impact mission; may negotiate at all levels of management to secure optimal contribution of diverse units to achieve particular social impact goals.

1. Assists the CSN Leadership Team with tasks, special projects and writing assignments; ensures all deadlines are met; tracks deliverables for EVP/VP Integrated Relations. Works on special assignments directed by VP Integrated Relations, as necessary.

2. Writes communications on behalf of EVP to internal and external audiences; drafts regular communications from EVP and drafts weekly communications from EVP to CSN staff.

3. Develops relationship/coalition strategies, forging new relationships as needed to advance AARP goals. May oversee Association involvement in relevant coalitions or influencer groups, in conjunction with VP Integrated Relations or EVP.

4. Develops strategic external partnerships within the business community, with associations, individuals, and with opinion leaders to further the objectives of CSN.

5. Represents AARP on behalf of EVP, in external venues to provide information and advice, and as required may use persuasion and negotiation skills to further progress on goals.

6. Assists EVP by conducting research and identifying data, literature, etc. daily; information provided informs EVP on current events, etc.

7. Reviews incoming materials, briefs, memos etc. from EVP directs and other CSN staff; ensures quality control and consistency across CSN.

8. Works on important, highly sensitive, special projects for EVP requiring a high degree of confidentiality.

1. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Communications, or a related discipline, with at least seven years in an advisory and/or consulting capacity to senior executive-level management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.

2. Proven ability to quickly understand and interpret strategic issues and directions.

3. Ability to collect and analyze information and to write and speak clearly and persuasively.

4. Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a variety of personalities and styles.

5. Excellent ability to communicate with all levels of management. Demonstrated diplomatic, networking, and delegation skills.
Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with 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. Visit for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
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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