AARP New York opens the search for his next president, a voluntary function who heads the organization’s state board.

The President works in partnership with the State Director and staff to achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities.

The President is also the main volunteer spokesperson for AARP in New York

“If our state leaves the pandemic behind, New Yorkers over 50 will play a crucial role in rebuilding,” said Beth Finkel, state director of the AARP. “We are excited to welcome a new President to advise AARP New York at a crucial moment for our members and all senior New Yorkers.”

Current President of AARP New York State, Leo Asen, added, “It has been a pleasure to work with Beth and her team over the past six years, and we have achieved so much together. AARP New York fought for the passage of the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and the CARE Act to Help Carers, gave thousands of New York renters the right to seek counsel in a housing court, and worked with leading organizations to judge racial and ethnic groups Eliminate inequalities across New York. “

Asen was appointed president in 2015 and will end his third term in December.

The next president will provide high level strategic advice, chair an executive board and lead a diverse corps of volunteers.

The President is instrumental in promoting the AARP message across the state and creating connections across New York City’s various communities.

An ideal candidate will be comfortable in public and represent AARP at press conferences, in front of state and local lawmakers, and at public hearings on issues important to New Yorkers over 50. Candidates should know about New York’s demographics and political environment.

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The most important tasks of the President include:

  • Providing vision and guidance for AARP activities in collaboration with the State Director
  • Advice on the framework conditions for state strategic planning and the coordination of AARP activities in partnership with the State Director and the Executive Board
  • Build networks and community partnerships across the state with other organizations and key decision-makers to achieve the AARP goals
  • Demonstrate a commitment to involving various populations in all activities in the state

The President of the Republic will serve for two years, with the option of the State Director to extend twice without exceeding six years. The position requires travel (when secure) to events across New York, including the AARP offices in New York City, Albany, and Rochester.

Occasional trips to AARP’s Washington, DC headquarters are also required. A full job description is available Here.

To apply, send a cover letter with a résumé to [email protected].

AARP is the country’s largest non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to give Americans 50 and older the opportunity to choose how to live in old age.

With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, AARP works to empower communities and advocate what matters most to families, with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal development.

AARP also works for individuals in the market by creating new solutions and enabling carefully selected, high quality products and services to bear the AARP name.

As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the country’s highest-circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

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