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Program Specialist

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Denver, CO, USA

Contributes to the achievement of strategic priorities by providing support for state and community operations, communications, or advocacy and by providing technical assistance to staff and volunteers.  Manages projects, creates project-related materials, and determines resources necessary to complete projects. Makes presentations, keeps records, prepares reports, and drafts technical correspondence.  Develop curriculum and materials concerning financial literacy for outreach to Older Coloradans, which shall include presentations, collateral materials and other tools for the promotion of events. May perform a combination of the following duties described below depending upon assignment.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • To achieve a successful project, event, or activity outcome, partners with staff at national and other organizational units, as required.  Partners with appropriate action groups to ensure implementation of public relations efforts, issues campaigns, community forums, independent living, community projects, and grassroots organization activities.  
  • Conducts on-line searches, gathers information, analyzes data, and compiles reports.  Oversees information dissemination to keep communications flowing to staff and volunteers, as appropriate.  Recruit existing and new volunteers to help implement financial literacy outreach, create and post a volunteer job description for new opportunities.  Develops systems that serve as useful methods in assessing volunteer activities.
  • Works directly with volunteers and staff to ensure implementation of AARP activities in the state.  May assist, as appropriate with information center activities, including coordination of educational activities and the delivery of volunteer recruitment and training.   
  • Works with fraud programs team to coordinate grant requirenments into exisiting partnerships and collaborate on engaging new ones around the state. Communicate with the state office to forge partnerships and leverage opportunites.
  • Assists appropriate staff on drafting, preparing and distributing news releases, media advisories, and press packets.  Assists in responding to media inquiries.  Creates flyers, brochures, alerts, news releases, direct mail pieces, training materials, and other resource materials to support AARP activities. 
  • Exhibits AARP values in all interactions.
Educational Background: 
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • 3 years of experience in project development, coordination, and implementation techniques; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.  Bilingual skills may be a requirement for specific assignments based on the needs of the membership segment supported.  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well both written and orally, with experience using digital media and desktop publishing.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others, lead project teams, task forces, and to collaborate with and forge effective internal and external partnerships across groups and departments, connecting with and exhibiting a solid understanding of partnerships.  
  • Travel may be required.

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Organization Info


Washington, DC, United States
About Us

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP champions positive social change and delivers value through advocacy, information, and service. AARP's vision is a society in which everyone lives with dignity and purpose, and fulfills their goals and dreams.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 8 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 8 2019
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