Senior Policy Advisor – Consumer Finance

Business Unit Description
Policy, Research and International Affairs
We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!
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 other financial 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:
       a. Initiate and complete work independently, plan and manage one’s workload, and complete work under tight time pressures.
       b. Think strategically when developing a work plan.
       c. Excel in a team environment, and to collaborate with others within the Public Policy Institute and throughout AARP.
       d. Balance and manage short-term deliverables with long-term projects.
       e. 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 8 years of experience related to the position.      
  • Completion of a Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated expert on finance issues including insurance, securities, and other financial 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
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.