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.
The Vice President of Strategic Relationships is a dynamic leader, strategist and team player with proven ability to prioritize, grow and foster top-tier relationships to create significant new value for both parties. A creative thinker, problem-solver, builder and negotiator of win-win outcomes, this individual applies industry best practices to create and lead shared value-development plans with select organizations while effectively managing internal stakeholder interests across multiple business units. She or he is growth oriented and outcomes driven.
This individual leads a team within Enterprise Strategy responsible for growing organization-wide strategic relationships among non -profit and for-profit organizations that help AARP accomplish its social mission and business goals in support of its strategy. Its collaborative approach requires hands-on stakeholder relationship management across AARP, AARP Services Inc. (ASI), and AARP Foundation.
“Strategic relationships” refers to a limited, prioritized set of designated top-tier/flagship enterprise-wide relationships, along with relationships with organizations that support the strategies of AARP’s social impact agenda (“Issue Areas”) in health security, financial resilience and personal fulfillment. The VP, Strategic Relationships leads a cross-enterprise council that helps to identify flagship relationships and address relationship governance issues.
The VP, Strategic Relationships is responsible for managing an enterprise-wide “front door” CRM system, ensuring that external organizations are properly onboarded, prioritized, and managed across the enterprise. He or she maintains a close relationship and coordinates with the Business Development function located in AARP Services, Inc. and related functions across the AARP enterprise.
This position is responsible for ensuring:
A unified understanding, strategic framework, shared standards and governance in managing prioritized organizational relationships across AARP, ASI and AARP Foundation, using industry best practices to increase shared value and drive greater social and/or financial impact
A unified criteria to identify the most strategically important, large-scale relationships that AARP must foster and grow across the enterprise, inclusive of commercial and social sectors, and establish unified plans to grow those relationships in a consistent and transparent way
A collaborative governance structure and associated processes/tools to manage these flagship relationships and related issues to ensure consistency and drive effective execution enterprise-wide, while safeguarding legal requirements and the integrity of business relationships within AARP, ASI and AARP Foundation.
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.