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Job Title:
Data Visualization Advisor
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Policy, Res & Interntnl Affair
Business Unit Description

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 Data Visualization Advisor will be an integral part of AARP Research providing direct data visualization design and development support across AARP Research, as well as Policy, Research and International as needed. They will help to drive a culture of effective insights in AARP Research through their work, and will collaborate across the Research group to improve the visual storytelling and mentor their colleagues with regard to conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and sharing data visualization for various types of research projects. This position reports to the Director of Communication and Creative Resources. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Works with Research colleagues to distill qualitative and quantitative insights to communicate compelling stories, and identifies relationships in data to assist in providing insights
  • Collaborates with Research teams to transform and store data for use in modeling and visualizations
  • Develops and deploys new data visualizations
  • Creates platform templates for data visualizations, as needed, and helps colleagues to build their own visualizations
  • Produces charts, graphs, infographics, dashboards, etc. to support knowledge acquisition and decision-making 
  • Deploys visualizations using a variety of technologies suitable to the end users (e.g. web, mobile, print)
  • Evaluates data accuracy, completeness, timeliness and stability to establish repeatable, sustainable processes to maintain
  • Mentors others on data visualization process and needs
  • Works with the Director of Communication & Creative Services to effectively assess relevant software and platforms for departmental use
  • Stays abreast of the latest techniques, technologies, and trends in data visualization; and works with the Director of Communication & Creative Services and other AARP Research leadership to externally promotes AARP as a leader in the field



  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s in a relevant discipline, such as data visualization or science, communication, economics, or computer science; and 6+ years of experience in data visualization and analysis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and work accurately in a fast-paced, complex environment.
  • Solid project management experience, and ability to work concurrently on multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to forge effective internal and external partnerships across groups and departments
  • Technical proficiency in Tableau and other relevant visualization tools, and database tools such as MySQL/SQL

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.

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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