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Associate State Director- Outreach and Advocacy

Company: AARP
Location: Concord
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Overview
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.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) team 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, Outreach and Advocacy works with staff, volunteers, members, and other AARP divisions to achieve AARP's social impact and member value goals. Develops and provides strategic leadership for AARP outreach and advocacy activities, including the implementation of national AARP advocacy efforts and campaigns at the local and state level in conjunction with state team advocacy lead. Works to build greater grassroots and key contacts capacity as well as relationships with elected officials to advance AARP priorities and issues, particularly at the local level. Develops a presence in communities through building and strengthening visibility, media presence, volunteer capacity, strategic alliances and community partnerships and delivering programs and activities and outreach to AARP members.
Responsibilities


  • Serves as a member of the state team and works with other state staff and lead volunteers to develop grassroots and community outreach strategies and tactics to advance priority issues in the state. Helps to organize and maintain effective coalitions and partnerships dealing with strategic issues.
  • Leads the AARP local community initiative, including the Enterprise Community Presence work in Greater Manchester as well as targeted community presence work in Greater Concord and the Greater Seacoast area, with other regions as identified.z
  • Contributes to the planning and execution of integrated advocacy campaigns that include grassroots and key contacts mobilization, lobbying, community resources and organization, policy expertise, and political knowledge in support of AARP legislative goals at the local, state, and national level. An example being the First in the Nation Presidential Primary work, which is a recurring and high-profile integrated campaign every four years.
  • Provides leadership to staff and volunteers to develop a meaningful organization of involved and active volunteers that impacts public policy at the local, state, and national level. Builds and maintains strong grassroots and key contacts organization and leadership for the purpose of impacting elected officials on behalf of AARP's policy goals and objectives.
  • Maintains a non-partisan stance with respect to candidates, incumbents, political parties, and public events. Collaborates with regionally focused AARP volunteers to develop grassroots and key contact capacity to enable effective communication and impact on local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials, particularly during intense times in New Hampshire's unique political cycle (e.g., Presidential Primary, etc.).
  • On occasion, represents AARP before policy makers and those who promulgate rules and regulations in the state. Focuses on active engagement and involvement of volunteers and members who are impacted by the issue at hand. Informs members and the public on issues of concern to AARP, including voter education and advocacy regarding local, state, and federal legislative issues.
  • Engages members, volunteers, and community / nonprofit allies in grassroots, community outreach, and policy maker relationship activities in support of the AARP New Hampshire state plan. Organizes and maintains visible and effective coalitions and partnerships dealing with volunteer engagement, social impact, legislative, and member value strategic activities, with a specific focus in the targeted Enterprise Community Presence site and Community Presence sites and the planning and execution of AARP events that occur therein.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Policy Administration, Law, Business, Social or human sciences, or a related discipline.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
    • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the state's political and community service environment (e.g., legislative leaders, government officials, community service leaders, partners, organizations, critical state-wide community service needs, major stakeholders, etc.).
    • Strong written, oral and presentation skills.
    • Ability to build and inspire volunteer teams.
    • Previous grassroots organizing and/or government relations experience strongly encouraged.


      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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Keywords: AARP, Concord , Associate State Director- Outreach and Advocacy, Executive , Concord, New Hampshire

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