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Executive Assistant to VP

Requisition ID: R10104279

  • CategoryCategory: Administrative Services
  • LocationLocation: McLean, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to support the Defense Systems Sector VP and Chief Information Officer.

The job and Corporate leaders are located in McLean, Virginia.

As a valued member of the team, this Executive Assistant role is the center of day-to-day office operations and will be welcomed into a team environment where input is invited, growth is encouraged, and mutual support is the standard. Our community is composed of incredible people with different abilities, diverse thinking, and varied backgrounds, who find professional fulfillment in understanding and solving challenges that make our world a safer place. 

This position is pivotal to the success of the organization and the successful candidate will demonstrate how they have supported prior teams through organization, self-motivation, and task ownership skills, with the ability to accomplish duties in a high-impact, time-sensitive environment.

This position may require occasional nonstandard work hours.

The successful candidate communicates and interfaces with enterprise-wide partners, executives, administrative and line management employees. This position requires the individual to perform advanced administrative duties with exposure to sensitive information necessitating tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment. Strong project management skills, emotional intelligence, political savvy, discretion, and integrity are essential for this position. In addition, the candidate must be comfortable working in a high energy, collaborative, diverse, professional environment and be able to complete a wide variety of tasks independently with minimal supervision.

The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, possess the ability to work with other professionals collaboratively, possess agility and the desire to adapt to constantly changing demands and new tools/technologies, demonstrate a capability to take on new and unfamiliar tasks, and have a tremendous interest in playing a significant role as a member of the leadership team. Advanced proficiency at managing priorities and projects for senior leadership team members is required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and a minimum of six years additional education and/or experience in the administrative professional field or a bachelor’s degree with two years' experience in the administrative professional field.

  • Computer skills required include advanced expertise in Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), SharePoint and intranet/internet proficiency.

  • Must have experience with travel and expense reporting systems (Concur or similar, ITRIP)

  • Understand the sensitive nature of working in an executive office and have good judgement, problem solving skills and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.

  • Ability to work independently, foresee needs, and be proactive.

  • Comfortable operating in a fast-moving environment and manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Ability to solve problems and meet deadlines with a great level of flexibility.

  • Ability to efficiently coordinate Outlook calendars and other routine items.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to swiftly adapt to new tools/technologies to drive efficiency and organization across the global team.

  • Experience participating and hosting in-person and remote Video Teleconference meetings (i.e. Zoom, Skype, Teams, etc.)

  • Must have the ability to independently compile and generate reports/presentations.

  • Prior experience coordinating both on and off-site meetings and/or events.

  • Experience writing, proofreading and correcting documents.

  • Expert level proficiency with oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to interface with executive level internal and external contacts with considerable autonomy.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple administrative projects and initiatives; experience in supporting a variety of executive levels, management level and administrative support within an organization.

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.