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NC State Coordinator Needed for AARP’s Smart Driver Courses

Do you like teaching and doing the community the some good? AARP's Smart Driver is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older to help people live more independently as they age.


AARP “Smart Driver,” courses are open to AARP members and non-members of all ages and are available in a classroom or online setting. In 36 states and the District of Columbia, insurance discounts are mandated. Other states offer the discount on a voluntary basis


AARP Driver Safety Volunteer State Coordinator Position Description


The State Coordinator, an unpaid volunteer, manages, coaches, motivates and provides direction to AARP Driver Safety (ADS) volunteers at the local level to grow the program in a state.


Develops, implements and evaluates program goals and objectives for the state.

Provides leadership to the ADS team in planning and carrying out program activities.

Appoints, trains and supervises leadership volunteers within the state.

Develops and monitors the program budget for the state.

Reviews monthly budget and participation reports to assess state's performance to date.

Maintains timely communication and contact with volunteers in the state.

Ensures timely and appropriate responses are provided to requests from potential class participants, hosts and volunteer candidates.

Works cooperatively with the ADS Regional Coordinator, ADS National Office Staff and the AARP State Office.

Works with the VMIS Data Manager to ensure the state’s records are accurate and up to date.

Plans and conducts the DS State Meeting and assists with other meetings as needed.

Actively seeks to involve diverse populations, businesses and organizations in ADS activities.



Strong leadership and supervisory skills

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong planning and meeting management skills

Ability to set and oversee program operations, including the budget

Ability to build strong partnerships and work with diverse populations

Working knowledge of personal computers, software and electronic communication systems and access to e-mail and the Internet.

Commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP



Reimbursement for all official AARP ADS expenses

Insurance coverage while conducting ADS business

National Recognition and Rewards Program

Excellent training materials to facilitate leadership responsibilities



Appointment is for two years with the option by the supervisor to reappoint for a total of 6 years.

It is the policy of the Association that all AARP volunteers will receive equal opportunity and treatment throughout recruitment, appointment, training, and service. There will be no discrimination based on age, economic status, sex, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

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