Associate State Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 26, 2022
OverviewAARP 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.AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group
includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement,
Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local
levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and
engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening
communities, and championing issues that help give people financial
and health security.The Associate State Director, Community
Outreach and Engagement establishes strategic community
partnerships and leverages internal and external resources to
achieve the organization's community engagement goals at the state
and local levels. Researches target audiences and designs
engagement opportunities that align with strategic objectives.
Ensures integration of engagement strategies across geographies and
issue areas. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities
to streamline processes and to develop new procedures that support
the business unit/department. Responsibilities
- Provides advice and counsel to cross-functional teams in the
implementation of the organization's state and community strategy
initiatives including local advocacy, member/public engagement,
volunteer management, and communications priorities.
- Evaluates and adjusts strategy implementation to achieve the
organization's local goals nationwide. Assesses state and regional
needs and develops and implements training programs as needed.
- Works with staff, volunteers, members, and other
cross-organization teams to achieve the organization's community
engagement goals at the state and local levels. Establishes a
presence for the organization in targeted communities by engaging
multicultural audiences, developing community partnerships,
building volunteer capacity, and designing and executing engaging
community programs and events.
- Resolves systemic issues across functions and ensures strong
communication within a matrixed business environment.
- Develops and implements community engagement and communication
strategies tailored to target audiences in statewide and local
communities. Establishes strategic community partnerships and
leverages internal and/or external resources to raise the
visibility of the organization within communities.
- Recruits, trains, develops, and deploys volunteers in
accordance with organizational goals. Aligns volunteers' interests
with organizational priorities. Supports volunteer needs and
designs opportunities to maximize volunteer engagement. Ensures
inclusion of volunteer perspectives in strategic planning.
- Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Human
Resources, and/or Non-Profit Management, Social or Human Sciences,
Marketing and Public Relations, or a related discipline and a
minimum of 5 years of experience.
- Understanding of community organizing, communications,
marketing and public relations. Experience developing community
events and managing volunteers.
- Social media and writing skills and the ability to tell a
cohesive story through visual elements and familiarity with new
- Experience developing community events and managing volunteers
and familiarity with volunteer management and event management
systems a plus.
- Familiarity of local and state business, entertainment and
community service environments (e.g., community service leaders,
non-profit organizations, critical city-wide community service
needs, business leaders) is a plus.
- Ability to handle multiple issues and projects in a matrix team
approach, requiring significant consultation and collaboration with
- The ability to evaluate, analyze and adjust strategies and
tactics in an ongoing, fast-paced environment is required.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 BenefitsAARP 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 OpportunityAARP 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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