Program Advisor

AARP Washington, District of Columbia
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AARP is the nation s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation s largest circulation publications AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

The Advisor of Program Management, within Driver Safety, will oversee the development, execution, and implementation of a suite of solutions that will address access to transportation for older adults. As the Advisor, you will explore the effectiveness of alternative mobility and transportation solutions for the 50+ through funding, education, collaboration with industry partners, livable communities, and advocacy efforts. Additionally, the Advisor will oversee the evaluation of existing programs and pilots, identify improvements, and measure outcomes. The Advisor collaborates with senior leadership in the development of long-term goals and strategic plans to ensure continued successful growth and serves as key spokesperson at major national mobility & transportation conferences, and in other high-profile public forums to advance the social mission.

  • Sets strategies, identifies opportunities, and develops and implements projects and programs to support the organization. Manages and/or leads staff and/or volunteers to obtain program goals. Supports development and management of program budgets. Monitors performance and recommends program changes.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements assigned projects across a program or programs. Determines resources needed, tracks budgets, determines scope and execution, tracks progress towards milestones, establishes timelines, and evaluates progress. Ensures adherence to internal and external quality standards. Organizes project teams and leads internal and external team members and stakeholders to deliver on project goals. Establishes project communication plans and ensures internal/external stakeholders are informed regarding project processes and impact.
  • Evaluates existing programs to identify improvements and to measure performance against programmatic goals and desired outcomes. Analyzes and tests current processes and systems to determine effectiveness and efficiency. Develops and implements solutions that are effective, efficient, and align with enterprise goals.
  • Collects data, performs root cause analysis of issues or problems, and proposes solutions according to the current and future needs of the business. Uses data to identify program and process enhancements to achieve outcome measures. Evaluates and advises on existing programs to improve outcomes.
  • Engages stakeholder and partners as necessary to communicate program intent, identify areas for collaboration, and improve programmatic outcomes. Develops communications related to priority programs and initiatives.

  • Bachelor s Degree with a focus in finance or accounting preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in taking a program from infancy to delivery and curriculum building preferred.
  • Financial oversight experience preferred.
  • Ability to travel to conferences on occasion.
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation And Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

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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