Associate State Director, Community Outreach

AARP   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 40 days ago

Business Unit Description

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.

State & Community Engagement (SCE) is part of Community, State and National Affairs (CSN). The SCE team includes: 53 states and territories across 6 regions with regional management, the Office of Volunteer Engagement, the Office of Community Engagement (including the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA): AARP's Educator Community), and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE).

SCE Vision:

-State & Community Engagement (SCE) enables AARP to be a nationwide organization, which strengthens our capacity to carry out our mission.

-SCE brings AARP closer to our members, people 50+, and their families, which allows us to listen - and respond - to their wants and needs that align with our mission.

-We drive an impact agenda, deepen relationships with key audiences & stakeholders, and build AARP's relevance at the community and state levels.


Works with staff, volunteers, members, and community chapters, and units to achieve AARP's social impact and member value goals in the state. Engages local private and public organizations in community outreach, grassroots activities, and educational forums. Works to engage members and volunteers from diverse communities in the activities of the organization.


1. Serves as a member of the state team and is responsible for the development of strategies for effectively implementing AARP's work in local communities with external organizations, academic and business groups.

2. Works to develop volunteer leaders and to recruit, match, orient, train, and support volunteers in Communities of Presence. Provides technical assistance in the areas of meeting planning, communications, skill development, etc. Participates in training volunteers on priority issues, strategies, policies, and state specific initiatives and communications processes focusing on volunteer leadership development.

3. Expands awareness and enhances of AARP's reputation and our priorities among community, public, and non-traditional community leaders and partners. Identifies and positions AARP as a critical voice for all residents of the state.

4. Maintains an in-depth knowledge of AARP's enterprise wide strategic goals, anticipating and addressing opportunities as they arise.

5. Works in collaboration with national office staff to promote AARP's strategic issues, priorities, programs, and activities. Facilitates interaction and communication with national office partners to request technical assistance and ensure that the proper resources are available for staff and volunteers, including issue material, talking points, updates, and briefing materials.

6. Works with staff and volunteers to promote strategic issues, priorities, programs, and community engagement in multicultural audiences. Organizes and maintains visible and effective coalitions and partnerships in multicultural communities.

7. Makes presentations at workshops and conferences, as appropriate. Works with volunteers on primary issues and community programming.

8. Expands opportunities and presence of AARP Nevada through representation on local, state and organizational boards.

9. Works with State staff and volunteers to develop AARP's presence in communities through strengthening visibility and awareness of AARP's Brand, and coordinates outreach activities, including advocacy initiatives and campaigns with emphasis on engaging volunteers and leaders in multicultural communities.

10. Uses data driven analytics and AARP tools to target audiences and track results.

11. Manages budgets related to specific job duties within the state plan.

12. Demonstrates AARP values and Leadership Behaviors in all interactions.


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Human Resources, and/or Non-Profit Management, Social or Human Sciences, or a related discipline and 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 human services environment.

• Travel required at least 50%.

• Night and weekend hours as required to meet state office needs.

• Bilingual abilities and experience working with diverse communities are a plus.

• Familiarity with communities and influencers throughout Nevada helpful.

• Ability to handle multiple issues and projects in a matrix team approach, requiring consultation and collaboration with state colleagues.

• Willingness to adapt and embrace new technology.

• Ability to evaluate, analyze and adjust strategies and tactics in an ongoing, fast paced environment