Business Unit Description
State & Community Engagement (SCE) enables AARP to be a nationwide organization, which strengthens our capacity to carry out our mission. 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).
As Michigan Manager, Communications you will be a strong strategic leader managing AARP Michigan state office communications and other targeted projects and campaigns through leadership of a diverse team of staff and volunteers. You will provide counsel for strategic communications to the State Director, staff and volunteer leadership, and lead results-oriented implementation.
As Michigan Manager, Communication syou will :
1. Develop and direct implementation of AARP’s strategic communications plan in state and targeted local communities .
2. Lead a team of staff and volunteers who collaborate together and across the broader state office to deliver results on behalf of AARP Michigan’s strategic communications plan. Cultivate and maintain relationships, both external and internal, across the AARP Enterprise.
3. Plan and recommend strategic communications vision to the State Director and Volunteer Leadership and translate the vision and strategy into a plan that can be readily communicated and implemented with Michigan team members, volunteers and external partners.
4 In conjunction with the Michigan leadership team, execute the strategic plan for the Communications/Brand to deliver defined results, and with clear lines of accountability for staff and volunteers. Manage budget and resource allocation for primary and matrix-responsibilities.
5 Develop, motivate and position for success a multifunctional team of professionals using best in class practices of management to achieve nationwide goals and a shared vision. Develops and monitors work plans for and with staff; monitors communications metrics and business results to position AARP Michigan for success internally and externally; manages and documents staff performance and takes corrective action when necessary and celebratory action when warranted. Ensures policies and procedures are carried out appropriately. Identifies and builds training plans to develop staff to full potential. Engenders metrics-driven, results-oriented collaboration with Advocacy and Outreach teams; and operates with transparency in decision-making and in the allocation of resources.
6. Calibrate implementation of the state plan regularly, in conjunction with the Michigan State Director, national office, and the Advocacy Manager, to reflect changing needs of the 50+ population, or dynamics in the environment or enterprise.
7. Represent AARP Michigan in relevant forums, serve on AARP Enterprise task forces and work groups, representing both state and national priorities.
state office communications and other targeted projects and campaigns through leadership of a diverse team of staff and volunteers. You will provide counsel for strategic communications to the State Director, staff and volunteer leadership, and lead results-oriented implementation.
• BA/BS degree in communications or a related field.
• Minimum of 7 years of communications, public relations, and events management experience,which includes experience with online, social and emerging media; and related analytics.
• Strong understanding of public policy issues facing the state and AARP membership, some policy experience preferred.
• Experience managing in a diverse workforce environment, preference for managing staff remotely.
• Campaign experience at the local, state, or federal level with a focus on either communications, public relations, or advocacy.
• Experience with strategic planning, and financial/budget management.
Compensation and Benefits
AARP offers competitive benefits with 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. Visit careers.aarp.org/benefits for more information.
As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
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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Job posted: 2021-07-11