Senior Policy Advisor, Consumer Finance

AARP   •  

Washington, DC

8 - 10 years

Posted 268 days ago

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Summary Statement

Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.


  • Identifies policy challenges and solutions related to: finance issues, including insurance, securities and otherfinancial products; and consumer protection issues.  
  • Uses appropriate methodologies and data to conduct and oversee original research on highly visible and potentially controversial policy issues in AARP’s areas of importance. 
  • Provides objective policy analysis and expert guidance for timely use by key internal clients. Evaluates current policy positions and provides extensive input for the drafting of The Policy Book:  AARP’s Public Policies.
  • Develops policy options and strategies to enable AARP to promote changes in public policy that make it possible for 50+ Americans to live a better life.
  • Critiques legislative and regulatory proposals in area of expertise, and provides objective policy analysis to inform AARP’s public outreach and advocacy efforts,
  • Represents AARP in public forums, and serves as an expert resource to AARP staff, as well as to opinion leaders and policymakers outside AARP.
  • Serves as focal point within AARP for issue expertise, participating in and influencing strategic planning and decision-making by actively serving on committees, teams, and working groups. 
  • Demonstrates AARP leadership behaviors in all interactions.



Position requires the ability to:

  • Initiate and complete work independently, plan and manage one’s workload, and complete work under tight time pressures.
  • Think strategically when developing a work plan.
  • Excel in a team environment, and to collaborate with others within the Public Policy Institute and throughout AARP.
  • Balance and manage short-term deliverables with long-term projects.
  • Employee must exercise excellent judgment when dealing with internal and external stakeholders.


  •       Completion of an advanced degree in Public Policy, Economics or other Social Sciences, or a related discipline,                                                   and a minimum of 8years of experience related to the position.       Completion of a Doctorate degreepreferred.
  •       Demonstrated expert on finance issues including insurance, securities, and otherfinancial products; knowledge of consumer protection issues.
  •       Strong analytical skills and experience analyzing data; ability to write data-driven fact sheets, policy briefs, and research reports.
  •       Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  •       Exceptional skills in presenting subject matter and data for all types of audiences.
  •       Knowledge and ability to use social media communication tools such as twitter and blogging
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