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Job Title:
Advisor - BankSafe
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Program Administration
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 position’s primary responsibility will be to support and help scale AARP’s BankSafe initiative through marketing and communication strategies. This position will work closely with partners (banking associations, non-profit aging organizations, banks, credit unions, and other financial firms) through the BankSafe initiative to provide tools and resources to encourage financial industry employees to identify and stop financial exploitation.


Position will work closely and collaboratively with the staff lead for AARP’s BankSafe initiative to execute the BankSafe strategy. Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and overseeing state workshops and other events to build and support the development of the BankSafe initiative. Tasks include creating documented procedures for BankSafe events and workshop activities; coordinating and planning the details of events including preparing agendas, providing event details to speakers, securing and coordinating equipment and linguistics of events; documenting meeting discussion, key takeaways, and next steps; messaging development, and facilitating discussion.
  • Cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with external partners.
  • Developing and implementing training and technical assistance materials, as well as outreach and marketing activities, campaigns, and strategies to build and promote the BankSafe initiative. This could include creating communications materials, outcome tracking tools, action plan templates, reports, infographics, tip sheets, talking points, and making presentations and providing technical support.
  • Providing technical assistance on the BankSafe initiative both on-site and through conference calls and webinars to lead partners.
  • Helping to coordinate and supervise work with off-site vendors including, communication firms, graphic designers and public relation groups, and providing quality control on contracted vendors’ work related to outreach.
  • Working with other AARP departments to appropriately promote BankSafe events and workshops, as appropriate, and develop and implement plans to enhance dissemination of the BankSafe initiative materials and resources
  • Working with internal stakeholders to keep them informed about BankSafe developments and progress.


  • Completion of an advanced degree and 6+ years of experience in implementing complex programs or projects; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Experience working with the financial industry, an understanding of the issues around financial exploitation, and/or a communications background is desired.
  • A positive, proactive attitude.
  • Demonstrated experience with planning and managing projects, with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and projects.
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and work accurately in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications as well as organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively one on one and in-group settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels and across multiple departments.
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative, problem solve, work independently, learn from others, and be flexible.

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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