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Job Title:
Research - Project Analyst
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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 Project Analyst supports projects on behalf of the Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership and the Vice President, AARP International. This position resides in the combined Thought Leadership and International team, and is part of the Policy, Research and International (PRI) group at AARP. The Project Analyst position serves two primary functions: research and project coordination.


  • The Analyst supports projects, coordinates logistics, conducts online research, synthesizes and presents findings, and maintains and supports existing projects across teams. The Analyst: :
  • Conducts, aggreges, and maintains relevant online research, including:
    • Searching for the most cutting edge research and key insights that serve as the basis for infographics, data visuals, fact sheets or other original content produced and refined in partnership with AARP Research.
    • Supporting research to advance new/ongoing engagements with external partners.
    • Working with colleagues in AARP Research to compile background documents on external thought leaders and institutions of interest.
    • Maintaining and updating external distribution lists.
    • Drafting PPTs, talking points, and memos in support of SVP, VP and Directors.
  • Manages and coordinates relationships that enable Thought Leadership and International colleagues to work with internal vendors and external partners in hosting high level events, including:
    • In coordination with the PRI Core Office staff, preparing background information on event needs (e.g. target venues, proximity from meeting location to desired venues, etc.).
    • In coordination with the PRI Core Office staff, drafting creative services briefs and initiating conversations with internal brand teams before full team engagement.
    • Providing technical support and graphic designs for presentations, reports, and other special projects, including the creation of data visuals and infographics.
  • Works across the enterprise to maintain a more robust organizational calendar, including by attending cross-team strategic planning meetings to stay abreast of public messaging and event schedules.
  • Attends external events of interest.
  • Supports Thought Leadership and International social presence, as directed by the team digital lead.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in communications, public policy or related discipline and 2+ years of experience in program development or project management, coordination, and implementation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well both written and orally. 
  • Demonstrated ability to forge effective internal and external partnerships across groups and departments.
  • Technical proficiency in MS office, with a specific knowledge of Excel and Power point. Additional design skills – Prezi, InDesign, Adobe Spark - are a plus.

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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