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Job Title:
Sr Advisor, Longevity Economy
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Job Function:
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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 Senior Advisor, Longevity Economy at  AARP is an integral part of the Policy, Research and International (“PRI”) group, which includes Thought Leadership, the AARP Public Policy Institute, AARP International, the Office of Policy Development & Integration and AARP Research. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Thought Leadership, the Senior Advisor is a strategic thinker and visionary leader with a primary responsibility for positioning AARP as a global thought leader understanding and engaging the longevity. This position develops and executes the enterprise-wide strategic direction for international engagement, including programmatic, policy and operational activities.

With both external and internal facing responsibilities, the senior advisor is comfortable serving as a principal investigator for AARP research on the longevity economy, and when necessary, speaking with external partners and collaborators about AARP’s objectives. They are thoughtful and methodical in how they advise senior leadership on economic matters that could affect the reputation of AARP as a global thought leader.

This position requires a high level of integrity and strong, committed leadership to develop and maintain partnerships with key external entities and various internal groups at AARP. This position negotiates for resource commitments and collaborates with diverse stakeholders to meet organizational objectives.

This position serves a critical role in advancing AARP’s leadership in understanding the size, scope, and wide reaching influence of the 50+ market, which includes:

  • Calculating the direct, indirect, and induced impacts of market drivers related to the 50+ demographic
  • Engaging partners in the public and private sectors with an interest in relationships that drive positive social impact related to the 50+ market
  • Positioning AARP on the global stage as the leading authority on the longevity economy
  • Managing the wide ecosystem of ongoing projects and platforms that highlight past research and partnerships investigating the longevity economy.
  • Linking our work on the longevity economy to ongoing work in Thought Leadership and International, with coordinating responsibilities that may span all three groups.


The Senior Advisor, Longevity Economy: 

  • Oversees and ongoing body of research into the direct, indirect, and induced impact of good and services linked to the longevity economy.

  • Designs, develops, and executes innovative national/international strategies to enhance AARP’s visibility, image, and standing as a leader in understanding the longevity economy.

  • Cultivates and manages strategic relationships with intergovernmental organizations, embassies, think tanks, non-profits, business, and international agencies of the U.S. government.

  • Develops and manages projects and activities for AARP’s thought leadership and international work on related economic issues.

  • Serves as lead with public and private partners working collaboratively to explore and understand this market segment.

  • Brings together targeted organizations and individuals to build strategic partnerships on the longevity economy.

  • Represents AARP at external venues - international meetings and conferences - and speaks on behalf of AARP.

  • Identifies global policies and models for application in the United States.

  • Responds to external and internal inquiries utilizing substantive knowledge of national and global trends in the longevity economy.

The ideal candidate is:


  • Both a pragmatic thinker and innovator who can effectively drive high impact insights within a team of subject matter experts and focus the activities of the team on a central, shared vision.
  • A strong team player who can connect authentically with colleagues and peers.
  • Comfortable with complexity, and the changing nature of a high-level role in a fast moving department.
  • Fluent in the use of data and metrics to explain current trends global economics, with an emphasis of understanding on how market segments and demographics can influence macro-trends.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, public policy, business, mathematics, political science or related field; advanced degree preferred  (MBA, MPA, JD, or Ph.D).
  • 10+ years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience. 
  • Experience managing long-term projects that require meticulous project management or other service-related support and resources.
  • Strong understanding of national and international economic trends and drivers.Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience and familiarity with international policy and the global marketplace as it relates to aging; fluency with issues of aging (retirement policies, pensions, health care) desired.
  • High-level qualitative and quantitative skills and the ability to communicate complex data and findings. Experience developing and implementing long range, cross-enterprise programs is preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, to prepare concise quantitative and qualitative summaries, and to draft recommendations on key issues.
  • Self­-awareness, emotional maturity, and a demonstrated ability to connect authentically with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills with the ability to convey the most important points simply and visually; familiarity with emerging tools for data visualization strongly desired.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to AARP's organizational culture.

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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