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Job Title:
Advisor, Training & Awareness
Job ID:
Job Function:
Full/Part Time:
Job Category:
Information Technology
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Integrated Technology Services
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.

Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is AARP's technology leader in positive social change and member value, enabling a more effective workforce and globally connecting employees, members, volunteers, partners and advocates to maximize engagement.

Summary Statement

The Advisor, Training & Awareness reports directly to the IT Director, Integration Management. The Advisor is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring learning and talent management strategies and initiatives to support an agile, informed, innovative and high performing IT organization.

The Advisor is expected to demonstrate moderate technical expertise in developing and executing talent management strategies and initiatives internal to ITS, with a concentration in staff alignment, innovation, learning and development.

Additionally, the Advisor is expected to demonstrate One AARP cultural attributes and behaviors in all interactions.


Functional / Technical Responsibilities

  • Support Director regarding talent management strategies, processes and events to help build and sustain an innovative and high performing technology organization.
  • Coordinate with HR to identify learning and development strategies aligned with ITS competency models and career pathing.
  • Identify innovation & learning opportunities to facilitate continuous development and improvement in support of AARP objectives.
  • Produce events such as staff meetings, learning workshops, webinars, focus groups and teambuilding exercises that increase departmental awareness, learnings, innovative thinking, cultural alignment and positive energy. 
  • Drives awareness and adoption of innovation and design thinking methodologies around technology products and services.
  • Researches and assesses learning and development programs, with a focus on technical and leadership skills. Identify benchmarks and recommends appropriate offerings.
  • Responsible for enhancing employee engagement by improving and maintaining a positive culture of collaboration, innovation and continued professional development.
  • Create communication products that raise staff awareness through thoughtful, visually appealing and concise messaging.
  • Build-out and coordinate IT awards & recognition program that includes multiple recognition channels and inspires exceptional effort across IT staff.

Relationship Management

  • Work in partnership with Human Resources and Organizational Development teams to ensure alignment with existing AARP policies, standards and procedures related to talent management and development and external training and awareness.
  • Facilitate Regular Communication with functional and IT leaders to ensure enterprise alignment and support.
  • Coordinate with internal departments such as Events, Facilities & Enterprise Innovation to produce inspiring and informative events that increase staff engagement.


Desired Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Communications, Business Analysis or tech related field of study.

Required Competencies

  • 3+ years related experience.
  • Experience developing and implementing learning strategies and processes.
  • Experience designing and delivering inspiring events.
  • Business Needs Analysis


  • Experience in Information Technology environment.
  • Design programs such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Illustrator, In-Design etc

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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