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.
The Grants Program Officer ensures all grants received (private and government) meet the requirements as stated in the grant agreements and relevant regulatory requirements. The Grant Officer coordinates communication content strategy across the Foundation’s grantmaking efforts in coordination with Communications team. Grants Program Officer also project manages a portfolio of non-federal grantees to focus on managing the entire grant program process, which includes:
1. Creation of request for proposals;
2. Selection of applications;
3. Awarding the grant; and
4. Continued accountability and assessment of the performance of grants.
The position will be actively engaged with a portfolio of grantees to review their business models and determine their sustainability of the program. The position will be primary relationship manager with a portfolio of grantees and ensures grantees are adhering to the terms of the agreement including reporting, deliverables, metrics and AARP Foundation recognition. The position must be able to work independently and proactively as well as problem solve to ensure the grantee is working towards intended outcomes.
The position will also lead communication efforts for the Grants team with a focus on developing stories around qualitative and quantitative information, developing grantee impact profiles, and being a liaison with communications team to provide them with necessary grantee information on a regular basis as well as providing them with updated information for AARP Foundation’s website page for grants. Audience of the communication efforts is internal across AARP Foundation and AARP and external for potential grantees and funders.
This position reports to the Vice President of Grants & External Initiatives.
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.