Sacramento Regional Manager

Sacramento, California
Dec 29, 2021
Jan 28, 2022
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.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

The Sacramento Regional Manager is a strong matrix and cross-functional team leader. She/he is responsible for providing best counsel for his/her matrix strategy statewide and the market specifics of Sacramento to the State Director and Executive Council, and leads results-oriented implementation for both. As part of the California Management Team, comprised of the State Director, Director, Strategic Business Operations and other Metro Managers, the Manager works with this team to integrate his/her area of practice with the other matrix functions and market-based locations.


  • Builds and maintains a strong multi-functional team of staff, consisting of high-functioning generalists and skilled subject matter professionals to implement advocacy, member education, volunteer engagements, multicultural relevance and brand experiences.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships, both external and internal, across the organization and empowers team members to do the same. Serves on organizational task forces and work groups, representing both state and national priorities.
  • Researches target audiences and manages the design and implementation of engagement strategies that align with strategic objectives. Ensures integration of engagement strategies across geographies and issue areas. Establishes strategic community partnership and leverages internal/external resources to raise the visibility of the organization within communities. Manages the execution of community engagement strategies at the state/local level.
  • Anticipates volunteer needs and develops materials, processes, procedures and programs to best meet those needs. Works with cross-functional teams in the advancement of state and national volunteer strategies and goals.
  • Develops and implements advocacy strategies at the local, state, and federal levels to align with strategic plans. Collaborates with cross-functional taems, as well as internal and external partners to achieve the organization's legislative goals. Manages relationships with elected officials at all levels. Develops and executes advocacy campaigns and collaborates with internal/external partners on advocacy communication strategy development. Utilizes direct action organizing tactics and implements grassroots to build constituent support for the organization's legislative priorities.
  • Represents the organization and its interests to local, state, and federal agencies. Builds and maintains relationships with governmental representatives, with the goal of advancing and promoting the organization's goals. Identifies issues of public policy and organizational importance and recommends strategies and tactics to address them
  • Drafts and distributes memos, policy analysis, legislative testimony, and constituent correspondence to generate government and public support. Represents organization in front of legislative bodies as an advocate or issue expert, or in community forums to educate and inform the public.
  • Builds strong, collaborative working relationships with managers and leaders and participates as an active member of the team to achieve statewide goals and vision.


  • Has a track record of communicating effectively with the media, policymakers and other external stakeholders
  • 5 years of experience navigating through and managing relationships in the state's political and community service and engagement environments. Previous government relations and/or grassroots organizing experience required.
  • Able to build quick rapport for results-oriented relationships, with a lens of cultural competence, 2-3 years managing external relationships, including with MME audiences.
  • Strong understanding of public policy issues facing the state and AARP membership in particular, California policy experience preferred.
  • 3 years of experience managing a diverse workforce environment, preference for managing staff remotely.
  • Applicable b ilingual skills would be an asset.
  • Demonstrates a high level of competence with oral and written communication, computer literacy, social media, strategic thinking, and people management skills
  • Experience with strategic planning, and financial/budget management
  • Completion of Bachelor's degree in public administration, social work, community organization/development, political science, public policy, law, or related discipline.

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.