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Job Title:
Event Coordinator
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Events Management
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Int Communications & Marketing
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.

Integrated Communications and Marketing is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units. 

Summary Statement

The Event Coordinator, Event Strategy and Services is responsible for supporting the development and execution of events as a critical channel for brand experience and engagement.  S/he reports to the Director of Event Strategy & Services. 


The position’s chief responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the planning, production, and execution of events through venue, hotel, and transportation sourcing, logistics and coordination, on-site event support at consumer-facing events across the country, and post-event reporting
  • Limited ownership of specific event execution based upon size and scope of the function
  • Supporting the development of internal systems and best practices for event production and execution (Event in a Box)
  • Supporting the use of the events channel to positively shape the AARP experience among members, non-members, industry leaders, media, opinion/community leaders, volunteers and AARP staff.
  • Support a culture of innovation and collaboration


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Event Planning, Production, Management or related field or equivalent years’ experience and education combined.
  • 3+ years of experience in event planning and production, with a proven track record of success
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate ability to be both detail-oriented and creative.
  • Demonstrated strong project management and problem-solving required.
  • Ability to contribute to a culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a variety of personalities and work styles.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Travel up to 20%

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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