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Northrop Grumman Employee and Executive Communications Director in McLean, Virginia

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking an Employee and Executive Communications Director to join our team of qualified, diverse professionals in McLean, Virginia . This role will report directly to the Vice President of Communications.

The selected candidate will be the primary Communications advisor leading the partnership with Human Resources and the various functional organizations.

The Employee and Executive Communications Director leads (in partnership with other members of the sector Communications leadership team as applicable) key sector communications initiatives to promote and publicize company culture, people, products, and performance, expands awareness of Northrop Grumman's brand and reputation among current and past employees, and aids in the recruitment of new employees to our company.

This position is ideal for a strategic thinker and hands-on individual who can take projects from concept to implementation, and has a proven track record of simultaneously managing and delivering multiple communications projects.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the primary liaison with Corporate

  • Manages communications channels to deliver information to employees about the company, customers, and program performance, as well as information about employee / team accomplishments

  • Supports Talent Acquisition initiatives to draw potential new employees to our company through recruiting channels.

  • Sets the strategic and tactical plan for communicating key sector initiatives to employees, communicating through crisis and change

  • Builds brand ambassadors by sharing Northrop Grumman's leadership through the sector's accomplishments, thought leadership, capabilities, and operational performance

  • Delivers captivating, relevant information to employees using emerging and non-traditional communications avenues and outlets, including but not limited to platforms, partnerships, and branded content

  • Identifies opportunities to continually improve upon the sector's in-house capability to deliver world-class employee communications

  • Leads development and execution of sector-level integrated employee communications strategy

  • Creates top down integrated messaging to be used across the enterprise

  • Engages with non-traditional communications avenues and outlets, including external social media channels

  • Oversees sector contributions to the division communications and the intranet

  • Partners with peer directors on the communications strategy and associated integrated communications plans to communicate key recurring and non-recurring initiatives for employees

  • Conducts regular audits of employee communication plan execution by internal and external partners and provides feedback and direction to ensure strategies are effectively and coherently delivered through-the-line in all sector communications

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, or other liberal arts discipline with a minimum of 10 years of communications experience

  • Master's degree in Business, Communications, or other liberal arts discipline with a minimum of 8 years of communications experience

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage and complete multiple tasks within deadlines

  • Strong proficiency with the Associated Press (AP) style and the ability to effectively and concisely communicate (orally and in writing) to all levels of enterprise leadership

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site in McLean, Virginia

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field with a minimum of 8 years of communications experience

  • At least 1 year of experience in a science, technology, aerospace, defense business, academic institution, or government organization

  • Project / Change Management certifications

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Communications

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