Government Relations Strategist IV/V
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe. Job Summary The Aerospace Corporation seeks a Government Relations Strategist. The space environment is changing fast, with new threats, new commercial technologies, and new government organizations. For Aerospace to fulfill its nationally chartered mission of solving the hardest problems for the nation's space enterprise, Aerospace must understand the changes in the space environment to apply its technical expertise where it is most needed. The individual will work in close collaboration with senior leaders across Aerospace responsible for relationships with specific government organizations. The successful candidate will become an integral part of Aerospace's internal corporate strategy formulation and government- and public-facing presentation with opportunities for ever greater responsibility. This position will be a hybrid position in Crystal City, Virginia with mix of remote and in-office work What You'll Be Doing This position will work through the Principal Director for Government Relations to support the Vice President for Defense Space Operations in ensuring Aerospace understands the newest developments in the nation's space enterprise and the implications of those developments. Devise and propose practical steps to respond to changes in the nation's space enterprise collaborators and processes to advance Aerospace's mission and strategy Lead weekly executive-level meetings to bring this information to bear and initiate action. Represent the organization among various industry groups and associations, and prepare and implement strategies to improve the value of such groups Develop, drive, and lead legislative and executive branch outreach strategy and activities Devise, prepare and edit correspondence, white papers, presentations, and other communications Convene, attend and prepare for conferences, meetings, special events, etc. Identify and track relevant federal public policy issues and legislation in assigned areas that could present a threat or opportunity to Aerospace's business in the US and share legislative developments with working groups and company leadership What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements: Government Relations Strategist IV Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area 10 or more years of proven experience in the government or commercial sector Strong skills in developing data-based visualizations, such as expertise in R, Tableau, Python, Adobe products and other visualization suites Excellent written and oral communication skills - organize complex materials and concepts in clear and logical manner Strong analytical skills. Must have the ability to read and interpret legislation and regulation to understand changes in process Ability to work with all levels of management Self-starter, able to handle time and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment Be eligible to obtain and maintain a government security clearance Government Relations Strategist V Same requirements as a Government Relations Strategist III noted above, with the following exception: 15 or more years of proven experience in the government or commercial sector How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these: An advanced degree Experience working within or analyzing the US government Detailed and sophisticated understanding of US government processes and space collaborators including the White House, Department of Defense (DOD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other intelligence community and civil space agencies . Demonstrated understanding of how US government processes and space collaborators shape and are shaped by the private sector, external conditions, and internal agency environments Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits. Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include: Comprehensive health care and wellness plans Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire Flexible spending accounts Variable pay program for exceptional contributions Relocation assistance Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career Education assistance programs An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. 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