Associate State Director- Outreach and Advocacy
Posted on: January 10, 2022
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
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Policy
Administration, Law, Business, Social or human sciences, or a
- Minimum of 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination
of training and experience related to the duties of the
- 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
- 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
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