WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Rosalie Calarco

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member ROSALIE CALARCO.

Rosalie Calarco

Rosalie Calarco Dsc 2191 003Title: Associate State Director AARP NC Coastal Region

Company: AARP

How long have you been with your current employer? 4 ½ months

Alma Mater: UNCW and UGA

Prior career experience: I worked 10 ½ years for Congressman McIntyre as a Constituent Services Advocate/Office Manager and Director of Veterans Services.  I worked for U.S. Senator Richard Burr for 6 ½ years as a Senior Constituent Advocate and Office Manager

Current job responsibilities: 

  • Establishes strategic community partnerships and leverages internal and external resources (e.g., cross-functional teams, volunteers, members, chapters, etc.) to achieve the organization’s community engagement goals at the state and local levels. Researches target audiences and designs engagement opportunities that align with strategic objectives; ensures integration of engagement strategies across geographies and issue areas. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline processes and develop new procedures that support the business unit/department. Anticipates volunteer needs and designs materials, processes, procedures, and programs to best meet those needs. Develops and implements volunteer training and leadership programs.
  • Supports volunteer needs and designs opportunities to maximize volunteer engagement.
  • Recruits, trains, develops, and deploys volunteers in accordance with organizational goals. Aligns volunteers’ interests with organizational priorities. Supports volunteer needs and designs opportunities to maximize volunteer engagement. Ensures inclusion of volunteer perspectives in strategic planning.
  • Works with cross-functional teams in the advancement of state and national volunteer strategies and goals.

Hobbies: When I am not spending time with my family I enjoying running, reading and playing volleyball.  I also love to travel and spend time with friends.

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch