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Senior Vice President of Thought Leadership

Washington, District of Columbia 20049
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, works closely with the Chief Public Policy Officer (CPPO) to develop and implement a vision and strategy for AARP Thought Leadership and AARP International (in close conjunction with VP, International).

The Senior VP will:

  • Demonstrate courage, integrity, imagination, accountability and resolve.
  • Position AARP thought leadership internally and externally.
  • Create a culture of and broader competency in thought leadership across AARP.
  • Cultivate relationships and credibility with both internal and external partners.
  • Discover and build new and impactful opportunities for external engagement.
  • Lead the design and execution of premier innovative convenings with thought leaders that challenge the status quo, inspire change and result in real impact.
  • Work closely with enterprise partners to strategically and seamlessly align thought leadership efforts with enterprise objectives.
  • Collaborate with partners across PRI to effectively develop projects, drive impact, and communicate about our work.
  • Lead and inspire a highly talented team to deliver on our thought leadership strategy in the key areas of health, wealth, social connection and the longevity economy.
  • Be a voice of inspiration, insight and authority across the organization and externally.
  • Bring a research mindset and understand the value of an evidence base.


  • Demonstrated success in strategy-based marketing, innovation, communications, idea design and inspiration.
  • Master’s degree required.
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience.
  • 5 or more years of people management experience, cultivating a high-performing, healthy team with authentic communication and continuous coaching.
  • Track record of strong leadership that combines imagination, courage and curiosity.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge fruitful internal and external partnerships.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influence skills to work collaboratively with a variety of personalities and styles.
  • Knowledge of policy issues relevant to AARP.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management. Demonstrated diplomatic, networking, and delegation skills.
Posted: 2019-05-10 Expires: 2019-06-09

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million. Our aim is to disrupt preconceived notions about aging, turn goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthen communities and fight for the issues that matter most to people 50-plus and their families; such as health care, employment security and retirement planning.

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