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Job Title:
VP of International Affairs
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Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.




Summary Statement


The Vice President, AARP International is an integral part of the Policy, Research and International (“PRI”) group, which includes  Thought Leadership, the AARP Public Policy Institute, AARP International, the Office of Policy Development & Integration and AARP Research. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Thought Leadership, the Vice President of AARP International is a strategic thinker and visionary leader with a primary responsibility for positioning AARP as a global thought leader in aging. This position develops and executes the enterprise-wide strategic direction for international engagement, including programmatic, policy and operational activities. 

With both external and internal facing responsibilities, the Vice President, AARP International is comfortable serving as a principal international spokesperson for AARP and managing a complex program and team. They are thoughtful and methodical in how they advise senior leadership on international matters that could impact the reputation, goodwill valuation, or brand value of AARP.




This position requires a high level of integrity and strong, committed leadership to develop and maintain partnerships with key external entities and various internal groups at AARP. This position negotiates for resource commitments and collaborates with diverse stakeholders to meet organizational objectives.

The Vice President, AARP International:

The ideal candidate is:


This position requires complex problem solving skills, using both quantitative and qualitative data, and sound judgment in meeting goals that are often set with only broad enterprise policies and objectives in mind. Works independently and develops a long term plan based on general outlines as established at the executive level.


Operates in an environment requiring adaptation and agility with managing change. Requires a high degree of innovation and conceptualization, balanced with a focus on execution. 


Reports to the Senior Vice President of Thought Leadership. Interacts frequently with PRI leadership, PRI staff, and AARP’s executive leadership. Balances priorities and demands in a collaborative and authoritative manner.


Responsible for effectively managing team’s operating budget including compensation and operating expenses. Accountable for making day-to-day decisions; cooperating and collaborating with other AARP leaders; and execution of committed work efforts and adherence to be agreed upon quality guidelines.

Dedicated focus on continuous improvement with clear responsibility for maximizing value of all international engagements and partners.








Benefits Offered


 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.

Relocation assistance may be provided.


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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