AARP Program Manager/Social Entrepreneur Programs Salary in the United States

How much does a Program Manager/Social Entrepreneur Programs make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Program Manager/Social Entrepreneur Programs at companies like AARP in the United States is $126,000 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $101,924 and $150,075. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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What does a Program Manager/Social Entrepreneur Programs do at companies like AARP?

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.

AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate.  We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals.  AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.  Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US. 

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day.  Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.
 

Summary

The Program Manager/SEIR will pursue poverty and isolation alleviation goals with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods, and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices to scaling solutions. This role will provide daily operational support and be a strategic advisor on the development and implementation of programs associated with grant-funding from United Health Foundation (UHF) and other funders. With support from UHF and other funders, AARP Foundation will continue its commitment to ensuring positive outcomes by creating a closed-looped, systemic approach to addressing critical unmet needs of low income older adults nationwide particularly related to issues of social isolation and food security during the time of pandemic and its aftermath.

 

This role will work in concert with other Program Managers and Analysts as well as across the AARP Foundation (including Development, Communications, Technology, Innovation, and Volunteer Engagement) to identify and integrate solutions to the biggest challenges facing the low income 50+ and their families.

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for a portfolio of work from new ideas and concepts to programs in multiple states and involving multiple partners, including for-profit and non-profit stakeholders. The role requires a commitment to the Foundation's strategy of continuously developing social innovations that increase our ability to provide practical and scalable solutions to the current and future needs of the low-income 50+.

Critical responsibilities include:

 

  • Supporting the achievement of large scale, systemic and sustainable social change through new innovations, a different approach, a more rigorous application of known technologies or strategies, and / or a combination of these.
  • Innovating by finding new products, new services, or new approaches to social problems – particularly focused on social isolation, food security and pandemic-related issues.
  • Continuously refining and adapting approaches in response to feedback, research and insights.
  • Serving as a key advisor on scaling effective solutions.
  • Exhibiting a heightened sense of accountability to the constituencies served and for the outcomes created.
  • Mission-driven commitment to building income security for low income older adults and the power of innovation to drive social impact.
  • Continually understand the issues facing low income older adults to drive strategic differentiation and partnerships.
  • The drive to work in cross functional teams and to engage different units across the Foundation and AARP enterprise to drive innovation to achieve AARP Foundation’s mission.
  • Focus on being an integral part of a high performing team.

 

In addition, a particular focus for this role will be on expanding and adapting the content on AARP Foundation’s existing Connect2Affect platform which would act as a central site for support for low income older adults in need.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, economics, sociology, social entrepreneurship, or related field. Graduate degree preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in social entrepreneurship, social enterprise development – a focus on income security, financial health, and financial technology strongly preferred. Evidence of building a social enterprise preferred.
  • Experience in scaling solutions through various pathways.
  • Excellent business judgment, a familiarity with a wide variety of business models both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and the ability to see the potential application of these models in the context of social innovation. 
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written; ability to produce high quality reports and presentations.
  • Well-networked in the poverty, isolation and/or social-entrepreneurship fields with an ability to engage these resources to assist the Foundation in its mission; this includes knowledge of and experience in developing shared value and collective impact with multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven experience of managing relationships in and across complex organizations.
  • Strong familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis as well as quantifying return on investment.
  • A preference to take responsibility, manage multiple projects at once, and deliver professional work-product promptly and on-deadline.
  • Highly self motivated
Benefits Offered

 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.

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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$101,924
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