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.
AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.
Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.
With a deep understanding of poverty and its root causes, the Senior Advisor, Food Security is an integral member of the AARP Foundation’s Food Security Impact Area.
The new Food Security portfolio addresses poverty with rigor. And, more importantly, seeks to empower low-income, older adults. It evolves the Foundation’s focus from hunger relief to establishing food security and better health in older adults, their families and their communities.
The Food Security team’s goal is to increase food security and encourage healthy eating, among vulnerable, low-income older adults. Research shows that when older adults have the economic stability and knowledge to access and consume nutritious food on a regular basis, they prevent many diet-related diseases – ultimately, reducing healthcare costs and improving quality of life.
Through a diverse set of interventions, research and grants, we hone in on business, government and nonprofit partnerships that empower older adults and their families with more income to buy good food and a pathway to secure it regularly. This food security portfolio restores dignity and empowers older adults to live their best lives.
The Senior Advisor will lead, manage and expand two critical elements of the Food Security portfolio.
The role requires a strong ability to work well at an inter-personal level in order to champion SNAP as a food and economic security intervention within the Foundation. This position will have a very high impact on AARP Foundation’s ability to execute its strategic objectives and reach both its short and longer term goals. This position requires a commitment to the Foundation's strategy of continuously developing social interventions that increase our ability to provide practical and scalable solutions to the needs of low-income, older adults.
This position requires:
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.
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.