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Job Title:
Advisor, Engagements and Outreach
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Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
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 Senior Advisor, Engagements and Outreach leads the implementation of strategic engagements and outreach for Policy Research and International (PRI). This position works across PRI to strategically design, plan and produce outstanding, innovative and inspiring experiences and convenings for internal and external audiences.


  • Identifies new and innovative ideas for event and convening formats.
  • Serves as PRI’s group lead with AARP Events.
  • Selects venues, researches and visits potential meeting sites, and reviews proposals.
  • Manages all services related to events, including food and beverage, transportation, lodging, audio-visual and space set-up.
  • Manages contracts with vendors, and works with internal units to coordinate related support for events and convenings.
  • Ensures all event materials and collateral are produced and that they are high quality, aligned with PRI strategic goals, and meet AARP and PRI brand standards.
  • Develops and manages event budgets and contracts.
  • Supports PRI outreach activities, including researching new and innovative partnerships, collaborations, and conferences.

This position resides in the office of the Chief Public Policy Officer reports to the Director, Communications Integration.


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience.

• Demonstrated experience producing all aspects of engagements of various sizes and formats.

• Proven ability to manage and work effectively in a collaborative environment, including building strategic and solid partnerships with colleagues throughout AARP and its affiliates as well as external partners.

• Demonstrated strategic thinking, development and planning skills and the ability to communicate strategic plans and vision to others.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, to prepare concise summaries, and to provide sound recommendations on high visibility issues.

• Action and results oriented, decisive, adaptable quick study, with proven ability to accurately analyze complex situations.

• Excellent oral and written communications skills.

• A positive, solutions-oriented attitude.

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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