The AARP Foundation is focused on developing effective solutions that serve the low-income 50+ population in one or more of our four focus areas, food insecurity, housing, income and isolation. Each year we seek to launch 4-5 new social enterprises that allow low-income 50+ individuals to either continue to age in their home as they grow older, have access to affordable nutrition, maintain and/or increase their income, and reduce the negative health outcomes of social isolation. Our work to date has included home health technologies, new food delivery models, fin-tech products and services, to how we can leverage artificial intelligence to help the 50+ at scale.

We are currently recruiting for an open position Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Foundation. The role is an exciting and unique one in the field of social entrepreneurship. It is, in essence, the opportunity to identify a solution that helps the low-income 50+ population in one of the above 4 areas, build your case through early-stage prototyping and Lean-Startup methodologies, seek internal funding to test the solution, and eventually raise both internal and external funding to scale your successful product or service. This role will have a lot of autonomy.

We are looking for driven self-starter individuals with a combination of entrepreneurial mindset (highly creative, action-oriented, curious, passionate to learn), pragmatic business skills (relentless focus on scaling, cost-efficiencies, data-based decision-making) and a deep passion for social enterprise as a means through which to achieve greater social justice.

You can view our website at and our careers page at, to view the benefits we offer, a description of the role, and get to know our culture a little bit better.

Washington DC
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