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.
Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Impact, the Corporate Strategy Director partners with enterprise business units and issue teams in developing and implementing strategic, operational and executional plans in support of AARP’s vision, mission and enterprise-wide strategy.
As a member of the Enterprise Strategy group, the Corporate Strategy Director also contributes to the long-term and short-term vision and plan of the enterprise as a whole, including: assessing industry trends; conducting analyses to identify opportunities and risks and provide actionable recommendations; working with finance and operations in producing the annual strategic plan; collaborating with outside partners and organizations; and writing and presenting on a range of strategic issues. This position focuses especially on financial issues, including savings, financial planning, banking, and social impact programs like Social Security. The position also focuses on enterprise strategies to diversify and grow revenue, including the development and evaluation of new business models in collaboration with AARP Services, Inc. and AARP’s Data Analytics & Performance Management Group. In all areas the Corporate Strategy Director looks for, and helps foster, innovative solutions.
Enterprise issue teams are vital to enterprise-wide success, contributing directly to AARP’s mission, enterprise strategy and goals. The position requires the ability to translate abstract concepts and ideas into impactful strategies and ideas. The position is accountable for communicating the alignment between the enterprise issue strategies and organizational objectives.
The position requires the ability to serve as a trusted adviser and consultant, operating in an extremely complex and ambiguous environment. Independent judgment and decision-making is required in managing multiple work streams with limited oversight
The position is highly visible to both the leadership and organization and contact is typically advisory, persuasive, and negotiate with senior-level executives and staff.
Financial and budgetary responsibility:
Direction and leadership given to others:
Regular requirement of directing, reviewing and assigning others work:
The magnitude of member and/or volunteer interaction and responsibility:
This position will have limited interaction and no responsibility for member and/or volunteers
This position exercises broad strategic latitude (and also advisory and persuasive skills) with strong capabilities to be able to negotiate internally and externally with leadership and business units. This individual primarily interacts with VPs & Senior Directors, & other leaders within the Association. Must manage and grow constructive relationships throughout the organization and with key external partners.
This position has the highest level of impact on AARP’s success today and tomorrow. The unit is responsible for delivering the impact of the enterprise including identifying the enterprise goals and metrics and contributing to defining the operating budgets. This job has highest level of responsibility in making recommendations of the enterprise strategy and how to best invest in and grow the Association as well as helping other business units outside of ES&I to make the right investment decisions with their funds and resources.
Ability and desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment, including: willingness to take on responsibilities outside one’s typical scope of work, resourcefulness in very lean team situations, and drive to work collaboratively with other divisions of the company to leverage internal expertise.
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.