VP Enterprise Strategy

Washington, DC
Dec 17, 2021
Dec 24, 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.

Oversees the development of long-term goals and strategic plans to ensure continued successful growth and profitability; coordinates and integrates division plans with the organization's business goals and objectives. Oversees the study, analysis, and monitoring of the organization's position within the industry; recommends and pursues opportunities meant to position the organization favorably over the longer term. Communicates performance results with senior leadership; advises and recommends long-term strategies based on reviews.


  • Manage and lead team of Strategy Directors and a strategy manager, supporting the growth and development of team members
  • Lead the development of enterprise goals and strategies and ensure alignment to annual action plans
  • Lead the development of strategic measures that align to the strategic goals and outcomes for the organization
  • Enable, educate and empower leads and matrix teams on effective strategy and execution
  • Lead and facilitate strategic planning and alignment across the enterprise
  • Partner with SVP, Enterprise Strategy to provide Board and CEO support
  • Partner with Enterprise Strategy Group leadership team to manage and improve Enterprise Strategy Group operations
  • Special projects based on other key areas of strategic interest to AARP as identified and assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree required; MBA or Master's Degree preferred
  • 10+ years of related job experience; substantive knowledge of corporate strategy and strategy functions; experience leading and managing a high performing team of experienced strategy professionals
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills required with the ability to communicate strategic plans to organizational leadership, team and others in a manner that supports AARP's mission and strategic position in the marketplace
  • Ability to lead effectively in a matrix environment and contribute to cross-functional efforts. Demonstrated ability to collaborate across the enterprise in an extremely complex organization. Ability to gain internal respect and build consensus from superiors, peers and subordinates.
  • A desire to aggressively further goals in an innovative, collaborative manner
  • Flexibility and ability to work under tight deadlines while producing high quality deliverables
  • Ability to effectively leverage company resources, including employees, at all levels to maximize the results against plan. Strong cross-functional and implementation experience in all core corporate functions. Ability to mobilize resources across all needed functions at AARP to achieve superior results via collaboration
  • This is an in-office position and the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise is required
  • Demonstrated verbal communication skills required

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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