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Filter by Date: Jul 29, 2019

Filter by Location: Crystal City, VA, US, 22202

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45680 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); Crystal City, VA (Virginia) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation believes in providing impactful communications to our employees and the customers we serve.  We are looking for the right person to join our team as a Senior Communications Strategist. This position is located in our Crystal City office and will play a vital role in supporting our Thought Leadership campaign and will support other groups with communications strategy, report publishing, events, and collateral development.



  • Applies expert-level knowledge of strategy, content development, information design, tactics, and measurement to develop and implement multifaceted strategic communications plans.
  • Defines goals and objectives; tailors communications approaches to desired outcomes; determines measures of success; monitors and reports on results.
  • Proactively advises senior leaders on appropriate tactics and backs up recommendations with data on state-of-the-art best practices; educates decision-makers on current industry research for external engagement and thought leadership.
  • Leads teams and contributes to the creation of content for presentations, promotional material, op-eds, and other outreach tools, from concept through execution and distribution. Tailors messaging for a variety of audiences and channels. Works both hands-on and as a team coordinator.
  • Applies experience in high-volume, fast-paced environments to developing and implementing process improvements to accommodate an increasing volume of products and pace of development.
  • Applies expertise and innovative thinking to create tiered, audience-focused plans. Revises as necessary to respond to changing circumstances and new opportunities.
  • Works with senior leaders and policy experts to develop consistent messaging; maintains detailed knowledge of the relevant subject matter.
  • Develops metrics and measurement tools to ensure that communications are reaching the intended audiences.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field and 15 or more years of experience in a corporate or government environment.
  • Strong project management skills and outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience and the application of concepts and practices in communications, public relations, marketing, and journalism as well as experience with a wide variety of channels (print, web, broadcast, social media, etc.)
  • Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends on short notice.
  • This role requires a TS/SCI clearance or the ability to obtain one. This is issued by the US government and US citizenship is required.



  • Familiarity with national security, space, government, and/or military communities is desired.
  • The candidate will demonstrate an outgoing, energetic style; a consistently professional demeanor; and a high level of emotional maturity. Must be strategic, positive, assertive/aggressive, agile/flexible, deadline-oriented and a team player with experience in fast-paced technical environments.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, work independently, and prioritize effectively.



Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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