Housing Advisor, AARP, Public Policy Institute

AARP

About the organization

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age.

Duties

The AARP Public Policy Institute is seeking a temporary contractor to staff AARP’s Housing Issue Area team. The team is working to ensure Americans have better access to housing options that can meet their needs, at any age, and fit within their financial means. Specific responsibilities include:

• Collaborate with senior housing team staff to conduct research, draft written materials for senior staff including briefings, presentations and talking points.
• Provide policy analysis and/or industry analysis on key housing issues.
• Identify/flag priority lists for Housing Issue Area lead and deputy.
• Support the team’s effort to disseminate and publicize reports, findings, and events.
• Prepare periodic summary reports and briefings.
• Provide regular project related updates to Housing Issue Area team and participate in weekly team meetings.
• Coordinate and schedule key meetings, including agenda development, drafting minutes, noting action items, and following up to ensure completion.
• Assist with speaking engagements and presentations, including, but not limited to coordinating meetings, audience research, preparing slide decks and talking points, and providing materials.
• Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have:
• Master’s degree with five or more years of demonstrated experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
• Knowledge of and interest in housing history, policy (federal, state, local), and private sector solutions, particularly related to the goals listed above.
• Exceptional project management skills.
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to be highly adaptable to a dynamic environment with changing priorities.
• Advanced proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and electronic communication. Comfort with a “virtual” work environment.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants should send their resumes to Trevor Snelling at [email protected] Candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample.

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