Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

AARP Foundation - Washington, DC
AARP Foundation seeks a Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer to lead all development and fundraising efforts on behalf of the AARP enterprise, including AARP, AARP Foundation, and all other charitable affiliates. The Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer will develop a vision for, and ensure the organization executes, strategies that increase the organization’s sustainability including growth from contributions, sponsorships, grants both public and private, life income gifts, and other planned or deferred commitments. The Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer will oversee organization-wide development and fundraising goals to advance the mission and work of the organization, AARP Foundation, and the organization’s other charitable affiliates. The Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer will establish investment strategies that support organizational objectives and growth and oversee a team of development professionals that lead key strategies and manage pipelines of existing and potential donors, including direct response, major gifts, gift planning, and institutional support including corporate, foundation, and government agencies.

For more than 60 years, AARP Foundation has helped older adults with low income increase their economic opportunity. As AARP’s charitable affiliate, it serves AARP members and nonmembers alike. Its focus is to tackle senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults increase their economic opportunity—fostering resilience, strengthening communities, and restoring hope. AARP Foundation addresses these goals by helping older adults with low income secure the essentials, including good jobs, eligible benefits, crucial refunds, and sustained social connections. AARP Foundation empowers older adults by providing skills and resources to increase their financial stability and help them overcome the challenges of today and tomorrow. It also recognizes that humans need connection.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to AARP Foundation’s vision of a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Its commitment to advancing equity, which is highlighted in its strategic plan, includes attracting exceptionally talented staff with the breadth of background and experience critical to foster a vibrant community. AARP Foundation strives to uphold equity by giving a voice to everyone, including staff, volunteers, members, and partners. Its commitment to inclusion means sustaining a culture in which everyone’s humanity and dignity is acknowledged and accorded the full respect of their colleagues, and in which each individual’s equal standing as a member of the community is assured.

"The new Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer will play an essential role in helping us fulfill our vision of building a country free of poverty, where no older adult feels vulnerable. At AARP Foundation, we share a passion and commitment to the work of ending senior poverty and fighting systemic injustice." — Claire Casey, President, AARP Foundation

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.