Strategic Relationships Manager
Washington, DC 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), consisting of Corporate Strategy & Impact, Enterprise Strategic Relationships, and Futurecasting, guides the development and execution of AARP's strategy, promotes strategic decision-making across the enterprise through actionable foresights and insights, and grows the impact of enterprise strategic relationships.

The Strategic Partnership Manager develops and maintains partnerships that assist the organization in meeting its strategic business objectives. Conducts due diligence evaluating potential partners and develops and delivers presentations highlighting the value of alliances or partnerships to all involved parties. Develops and implementation of project plans for the successful integration of alliances or partnerships. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline processes and develop new procedures that support the business unit/department and/or partnership.


  • Manages projects and partnerships with broad impact through developing and managing project work plans; developing and managing project budgets; developing requests for proposals, selecting, and managing vendors, and reporting on project and partnership progress and outcomes.
  • Leads key experiences providing organizational value, including strategy, enhancements, integration and annual/multi-year planning and day-to-day project management.
  • Responsible for compiling and presenting reporting for the organization's social mission member value offerings and digital experiences.
  • Leads integration (digital and otherwise) with AARP for partnerships as they launch and are on boarded.
  • Manages the development of process and captures lessons learned from development and execution of strategic partnerships.
  • Partners with team leadership on budgeting and financial forecasting for budgets associated with member value social mission offerings.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Completion of Master's degree or MBA is preferred
  • 6+ years experience in a combination of the following areas: Strategic Partnerships, Communications, Business Analysis, Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing, Competitive Intelligence and/or management consulting
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external partners and business partners at all levels and in a manner that supports AARP's mission and strategic position in the marketplace
  • Ability to leverage company resources, stakeholders, at all levels to ensure the innovative strategic partnerships are forged and executed against outcomes
  • Exhibits strong project management and execution skills with an ability to coordinate various groups and be proficient at managing multiple projects
  • Must possess strong analytical, collaborative, and problem-solving skills to derive creative solutions to tackle hard-to-answer questions

AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.

Additional Requirements

  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including 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 and tuition reimbursement.

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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