Communications Manager 2 (Active Secret Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: 20030851

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history. Northrop Grumman Space Systems Communications organization is seeking a Communications Manager, reporting to the Communications Director, Launch and Missile Defense Systems division.  Launch and Missile Defense is comprised of a number of space launch, missile defense and restricted programs that is headquartered in Chandler, AZ. This individual will partner with executive, senior leaders and business partner functions within the Missile Defense Solutions business unit with multiple locations including Huntsville, Chandler, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern VA.  
The main duties of this person will be to provide counsel on leveraging communication strategies, objectives, tactics and workflows that advance our brand and reputation as a leader in missile defense. The person will also be key in creating and shaping a communications strategy. In this role, the candidate will lead a small team in Huntsville and Falls Church, VA, in the identification, development and implementation of communication strategies, content, workflows, and systems. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for overseeing, implementing and reporting on internal and external communications that publicize employees and executives, technologies and capabilities that advance the organization’s programs. This will be done in connection with the company’s other business divisions and communications competency leaders while elevating the visibility of Northrop Grumman as a thought leader in Missile Defense design, software development and digital transformation. This position will be located at the Northrop Grumman Missile Defense Solutions headquarters in Huntsville, AL. In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:- Work in partnership with the Communications Director to evolve and execute a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy to drive performance, reputation and engagement- Have a deep understanding of communications trends, best practices and technologies that could be used to keep a diverse workforce connected- Act as a strategic communications counsel, partnering with senior leaders to develop and a communications team to create internal and external content, such as fact sheets, position papers, marketing materials, press releases, and digital resources for dissemination across various communications outlets- Lead and mentor a team of dedicated communications professionals to help them achieve success in their roles; work with individual team members to support their professional development and goals; be an advocate for the communications team, and for cutting-edge resources

Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution• At least 8 years of experience in communications, public relations, and/or marketing• Experience managing a team of communications professionals• Must have and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience leading and mentoring individuals in their professional development• Demonstrated experience in public relations, external affairs, communications, and/or marketing • Strong writing skills with experience tailoring messages to a variety of audiences, particularly in translating one message for a diverse range of stakeholders• Ability to support and enhance strong communications standards, workflows and branding guidelines while disseminating content across multiple mediums, including digital, print, radio, and more• Excellent project and team management skills• Established track record of overseeing and/or architecting effective strategic communications plans • Inquisitive, disciplined, intelligent, confident and flexible. • Affinity for developing relationships with high level officials and/or industry leaders.• DoD Top Secret, compartmentalized program access
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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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.

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