Community Engagement School Liaison, AARP Foundation

Posted by AARP Foundation on December 12, 2016

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(c)3 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 Statement

Community Engagement School Liaison oversees program implementation, supervises Team Leaders, and delivers or supports site-based and team based training sessions in assigned schools. Communicates with the schools regarding concerns, problem solving, assessments, and changes, while fostering positive working relationships. Ensures a positive and satisfying experience for all parties involved in the AARP Foundation Experience Corps program.


  • Responsible for successful program implementation in assigned schools
  • Select, train, and support Team Leaders and oversee their day-to-day performance in the schools.
  • Serve as Team Leaders’ primary point of contact in assigned schools
  • Work with Team Leaders to resolve volunteer issues.
  • Assist with recruitment of new volunteer tutors.
  • Support implementation of volunteer and Team Leader trainings.
  • Coordinate site-based in – service training sessions to build volunteers’ skills.
  • Oversee mid – year and end – of – year reviews for volunteers and Team Leaders.
  • Document volunteer and teacher concerns and work with Academic Tutoring and Mentoring Partner and VES to identify and implement solutions in a timely manner.
  • Plan and implement annual in-school orientations for administrators and teachers at assigned schools.
  • Communicate and ensure adherence to program guidelines, standards, and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure productive and satisfying working relationships with schools, principals, teachers, Team Leaders and volunteers.
  • Serve as a liaison
  • Participate in assigning volunteers to schools and classrooms.
  • Communicate regularly with the Academic Tutoring and Mentoring Partner and VES about issues that could have an impact on the program’s quality and/or reputation.
  • Support schools in implementing literacy projects.
  • Assist with EC’s parent engagement outreach activities
  • Participate in Philadelphia branch team meetings.
  • Perform other duties as needed to support the mission of AARP Foundation Experience Corps.


  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a diverse range of people.
  • Solid planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, changing environment requiring a high degree of collaboration.
  • Proven ability to maintain strong working relationships with a variety of people and groups.
  • Background in volunteer management, communication, conflict resolution, customer service, or work in school environment.
  • Working knowledge of a computer and database.
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful work experience in high-volume volunteer corps management or a related field; education field and low-income community experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Education, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon successfully passing a criminal background investigation.
  • Access to a vehicle for daily use on the job.

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 .

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