Director, Program Management

Washington, DC
Oct 14, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

This Director, Program Management position reports to the VP, Experiences and Connections and directs the development, execution, and implementation of new events and experiences that support the goals of the AARP Virtual Community Center, the Fun and Fulfillment Enterprise Issue, the AARP Movies for Grownups editorial franchise, and other activities to support AARP publications. Directs the execution and the evaluation of existing engagement programs for the above areas to identify improvements and to measure outcomes. Collaborates with senior leadership in the development of long-term goals and strategic plans to ensure continued successful growth and profitability.


  • Develop, plan and execute virtual programming for inclusion of the AARP Virtual Community Center.
  • Develop the new content and programs that support Enterprise Issue "Fun & Fulfillment" consisting of scaled in-person events and other activities that support a sense of social connectedness for targeted audiences.
  • Direct the planning and execution of content and programs that support the Enterprise Issue "Fun & Fulfillment" consisting of scaled in-person events, and other activities that support a sense of social connectedness for targeted audiences.
  • Collaborate with marketing to ensure content and programs are successfully promoted to attract and engage target audiences.
  • Ensure integration and coordination of content with Members Only Access on and the AARP Virtual Community Center.
  • Direct and lead cross-organizational teams on special editorial promotional activities and projects such as the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.
  • Represents Fun & Fulfillment on cross-organizational initatives, collaboration and integration efforts, and working groups.


  • 10+ years of program, product or event management.
  • Experience managing virtual and in-person teams required. Demonstrated success building internal and external strategic partnerships and collaborations.
  • Ability to execute program, operational, and strategic goals,continuously refining and adapting approaches in response to feedback, research, and insights.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing programs, products or events including strategy, plans, budgets, marketing strategies, performance metrics, and partnerships, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing, and tracking performance data and reporting on results. Excellent communication skills both oral and written. Ability to produce high-quality reports and presentations and clearly communicate program strategies and solutions.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines, working on multiple concurrent programs requiring gathering, design, and project planning/management.
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills, team player, with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Proven ability to meet goals and objectives while working in a collaborative, matrixed environment.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including 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.

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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