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People and Organization Development Lead

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Date: Sep 5, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 29861 

All Locations: 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 clandestine 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?


We are seeking an out-of-the box change agent who would love to play a central role in the HR revolution happening at The Aerospace Corporation.  The Senior Organization Development Consultant Lead will help provide direction to a new organization that will be responsible for designing progressive people, cultural, and organizational strategies and solutions that result in fully engaged employees, amazing managers and leaders, performance excellence and the best workplace ever. Some of the people and organizational strategies, processes and tools that will be designed and deployed by this Center of Expertise will be company-wide in order to drive consistency and efficiency, while others will be more unique to meet a specific business or organization need. In both scenarios, you will need to effectively partner with our Strategic People Partners (known more commonly in our biz as HR Business Partners) and our people leaders. This role will require you to think big, challenge convention and in some cases reinvent how work is done – all guided by strong knowledge of our business and data.  Great just isn't good enough for our people that do mind-blowing, amazing work. That’s why we need our People Operations team to be extraordinary. We are a talent and organizational enabler that helps provide the foundation for our people to make the impossible, possible.



  • Partner with our people leaders and Strategic People Partners to assess talent and organizational needs, create and implement solutions
  • Provide expertise, best practices and consulting in the areas of: organization design and development, change management, and employee engagement
  • In partnership with our Strategic People Partners, identify and analyze operational challenges related to people development and engagement. Create solutions consistent with business realities.
  • As a high performing contributing member of the P&OD team, you will work collaboratively with your esteemed colleagues to:
    • develop an integrated talent and organizational development strategy to meet and anticipate the evolving needs of our business and people that will optimize achievement of our strategic imperatives and corporate initiatives
    • design a renewed performance management philosophy, process, tools and resources that will not make people cringe when they hear the words “performance management”
    • get our future people managers ready to rock and roll before they hit the stage as a new manager
    • design, redesign, customize, and enhance existing programs to build managerial and people capabilities
    • design and implement a succession planning process that produces bench strength that is deep and diverse with robust development plans that ensure the readiness of our future leaders
    • develop leadership transition and assimilation programs
    • determine what metrics we will use to measure the effectiveness and value of this organization



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business, Human Resources Management or related discipline
  • Minimum of 12 or more years in Talent Management, Talent Development, Organization Development, Human Resources
  • Have played a key role in organization or cultural transformations or reorganizations
  • Have implemented “cutting edge” people/organizational approaches, programs, processes
  • Track record of quickly establishing trust and credibility across all levels
  • Possesses strategic agility, business acumen and gets things done
  • Strong influencing, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong process orientation and project management skills
  • You ask really good questions that lead people to find the answers you already know
  • You have high expectations for yourself and for those who work with you
  • US Citizenship required



  • MBA or relevant graduate degree
  • Certifications in organization design, change management, etc.

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

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.


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.

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