Board Member

AARP Foundation
Washington, DC
Board Member

Join an engaged, high-performance team with a strategic and agile focus on collaboration: the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. Partner with us in fulfilling our vision: A country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. We spark bold, innovative solutions that foster resilience, strengthen communities, and restore hope.


We are empowered by an operating budget of over $200 million, more than 200 employees, and a growing network of 35,000 volunteers. We work to make homes and communities more affordable, livable and healthy for everyone, regardless of their age or physical ability. Qualified applicants should be creative, understand complexity, be open to new and challenging concepts, view change as necessary and positive, and have the ability and time to serve AARP Foundation.


The following general qualifications are essential to be a member of AARP Foundation’s Board of Directors:

  • Governance Skills and Abilities. Experience in governance and policy development, including providing strategic direction, monitoring organizational effectiveness, overseeing financial and budgetary issues, and determining critical programmatic policies and directions.
  • Leadership. Demonstrate leadership experience as a member of one or more relevant non-profit or for-profit governing Boards with similar goals, or comparable leadership experience.
  • Knowledge and Experience. A blend of knowledge, skills and relevant experiences in areas such as, development, business and finance, marketing, public relations, branding, and social media.
  • Capacity and Propensity to Give. Ability and willingness to contribute financially that reflects your capacity and personal commitment to give, and to provide personal contacts and influence to help the Foundation achieve its mission and goals.
  • Dedication to AARP Foundation’s Goals. Demonstrate genuine interest and/or experience in the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion in all our policies, plans, programs, services, relationships, and operations.
  • Teamwork Skills. Ability and willingness to partner with staff of varying viewpoints and backgrounds to reach consensus on complex problems and issues.
  • Time Commitment. As part of a working Board, members can expect to be busy 12 to 14 days a year, depending on a Board member’s desired level of involvement with committees. While this is an unpaid position, AARP Foundation reimburses all travel and subsistence expenses in connection with AARP Foundation work.


To Apply:

Applications can be submitted at


All first-round interviews for AARP Foundation Board Members will take place at Development Resources, inc. or via telephone: 1820 N. Fort Meyer Street, Suite 702, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 294-6684.


AARP Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.