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Sr Director, Diversity Recruiting & Workforce Development

Requisition ID: R10073649

  • Category IconCategory: Human Resources
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Corporate Talent Acquisition team is seeking a Senior Director to lead Northrop Grumman’s Diversity Recruiting function based in Falls Church, VA. This high-visibility role provides strategic direction and thought leadership across multiple diversity recruiting and hiring initiatives that directly contribute to Northrop Grumman’s continued growth and success. This Senior Director is responsible for planning and executing key initiatives supporting increasing diverse talent pipelines including but not limited to experienced technical talent platforms and investments, skills-based hiring and achievement conference presence This leader will represent Northrop Grumman externally to critical partner organizations such as industry groups and workforce alliances, collaborating with leaders at the highest levels within Northrop Grumman and at those external organizations to ensure Northrop Grumman’s commitments align to broader business need and are successfully executed. This leader will partner closely with key stakeholders across the organization to determine priorities, resources and commitments for initiatives and projects with shared accountability. As such, the successful candidate must be flexible and a progressive thinker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks through an empowered, cross functional team from inception to completion in a changing environment. Excellent communication, change management, project management, collaboration, follow through and strategic partnering skills are required. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive the corporate diversity recruiting strategy, objectives, metrics and execution plans encompassing early-career talent, experienced technical talent, skills-based hires and non-traditional talent pools
  • Partner closely to identify and execute priorities with shared accountability among key stakeholders including Sector TA and HR leadership teams, TA Operations, UR&R, Global Corporate Responsibility/DE&I, Legal, Communications, GR
  • Represent NG with external organizations such as OneTen, AIA, Business Roundtable and National Space Council, providing strategic guidance and thought leadership and acting as liaison across highest levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Evolve NG presence at achievement conferences to optimize candidate experience, streamline processes, plan for future hiring demand, increase offer acceptances while managing timelines, budgets and vendor relationships
  • Lead, coach and set strategic vision for diversity recruiting team including goal-setting, managing resources and budget, performance accountability
  • Evaluate and optimize investments, platforms and events to promote experienced diverse technical talent hiring
  • Lead execution of skills-based hiring initiative including stakeholder change management, training, systems and process updates, alignment with partner organizations and strategies

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher plus a minimum of 12 years of experience in human resources and/or talent acquisition
  • 5+ years of experience managing and leading teams 
  • Ability to take concepts and convert into strategies anchored in data trends and industry best practices that drive outcomes in support of current and future business needs
  • Proven ability to influence across all levels of leadership, teams, and external partnerships to ensure successful joint outcomes
  • Strong change management experience, problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and adapt/change directions when needed 
  • Proven ability to lead complex cross-functional projects to completion, ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule, and follow up on concurrent tasks and elevating issues or obtaining additional resources when necessary 
  • Exceptional project management skills and ability to drive workstreams and initiatives simultaneously to meet business outcomes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior HR or TA experience in the aerospace and defense industry
  • Prior experience leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging strategies and initiatives
  • Prior experience partnering with external industry organizations with a DE&I focus Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with, build business relationships and influence key stakeholders
  • Passionate about hiring and assimilating diverse and inclusive candidates
  • Strong executive presentation skills to all levels of leadership to include the CEO

Salary Range: $196,600 USD - $294,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.