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Filter by Date: Jul 29, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45637 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); Crystal City, VA (Virginia); El Segundo, CA (California)  

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 Principal Director of Corporate Communications supports The Aerospace Corporation strategy in the design and delivery of corporate strategic imperatives through communications plans and campaigns.  This position is responsible for the delivery of effective communication plans across internal and external audiences including employees at multiple locations, and media, industry, and customer communities. The position manages the Center of Excellence functional leaders that include Corporate Social Responsibility, project management, change management initiatives, digital communications, photo and video, events, and graphics and design. The position will have a strong preference to be located in El Segundo, California, with team members located in multiple sites. This position reports to the Executive Director of Corporate Communications.  


Key Functions

  • Develop and implement strategic plans to build corporate awareness, support corporate objectives, and maintain corporate branding among customers and employees 
  • Partner with department leaders who develop  communication campaigns designed to support corporate strategic imperatives and the key projects 
  • Ensure day to day support of campaigns in the areas of writing, editing, design, and production of external information materials
  • Partner with the corporate division to develop synthesized messaging focusing on corporate technical capabilities
  • Develop integrated employee communications strategies
  • Develop a communications strategy for corporate sponsored events and other events 
  • Partners with public relations leaders in advising senior leadership


  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 12 or more years of relevant experience in a corporate environment 
  • Experience in communications planning and strategy, media affairs, public relations, branding, and change management 
  • Superb writing and project management skills; in-depth knowledge of communications disciplines and metrics
  • Knowledge of the national security space, government, and/or military communities 
  • Requires ability to travel 
  • This role requires the ability to obtain/maintain a Top Secret / SCI clearance. This is issued by the US government and US citizenship is required. 



  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Candidate to be located or relocate to El Segundo, California 


Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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