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Administrative Assistant to VP

Requisition ID: R10104494

  • CategoryCategory: Administrative Services
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking VP Administrative Assistant to support the VP Performance & Operational Excellence and VP Chief Information Officer of Space Systems sector. This position provides a broad range of administrative support and requires excellent communication and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to interact confidentially with all levels of leadership.  The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.  This position is located in our Dulles VA facility.

Keys to success include:

  • Working well under pressure.
  • Ability to solve problems independently.
  • Completing requirements in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment.
  • Proactive mindset, self-motivated, well organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Roles and responsibilities of the VP Administrative Assistant will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Providing administrative support to the VP Performance & Operational and VP Chief Information Officer.
  • Handling details of a highly confidential and critical nature.
  • Collecting and preparing information for use in discussions/meetings of executive staff and outside individuals.
  • Preparing presentation materials for leadership meetings.
  • Making high level contacts of a sensitive nature inside and outside the company.
  • Working on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Exercising judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Facilitating program meetings, executive meetings, and customer visits.
  • Demonstrating a wide and comprehensive acquaintance with, and understanding of, both general and specific aspects of the job and their practical application to complex problems and situations ordinarily encountered at the executive level.
  • Operating independently to meet requirements of leadership team and offering expertise to assist other functions within organization.
  • Assisting events and activities of major organization initiatives.
  • Report generation and compilation.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma with 6+ years related work experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills.
  • Computer skills required include advanced expertise in Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel), SharePoint (or equivalent), and intranet/internet proficiency.
  • Proactive, highly motivated and adaptable, with excellent organizational skills including the ability to juggle multiple tasks, changing needs, and competing priorities across a geographically dispersed team.
  • Experience interfacing with executive level internal and external contacts with autonomy.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and proven success in organizing, prioritizing, and completing assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate Outlook calendar, conference call, and shared link applications.
  • Experience coordinating both on and off-site meetings and/or events.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.  US Citizenship is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman’s specific systems (SAP, Concur, Facilities requests, IBUY, etc.).
  • Knowledge of NGC resources, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience and proficiency with Concur (or similar) travel and expense reporting system.
  • Current TS/SCI security clearance. US Citizenship is required.

Salary Range: $73,200 USD - $122,000 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

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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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.