Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Camden Community Relations and Communications Lead

    Location US-AR-Camden
    Job ID
    15798
    Zip
    71711-1036
    Category
    Communications
  • Overview

    The Camden Communications Lead will serve as the community relations and communications lead for Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Camden facility.  He/she will lead site community relations efforts and will be responsible for communicating Aerojet Rocketdyne programs to internal and external audiences. In this capacity, the incumbent will report to the Director of Communications; partner with the Defense Business Unit; company Centers of Excellence (COE’s); and in particular human resources to further Aerojet Rocketdyne’s community relations and communication goals. 

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    50% - Community Relations.  Analyze, plan, and implement site strategies that advance Aerojet Rocketdyne's Community Relations goals.  Serve as the site’s representative in interactions with the local community and nonprofit organizations.  Represent the company at public functions related to community-based activities.  Use internal and external communications channels to communicate the site’s employee initiatives and community relations activities. Support the implementation of a Camden speakers’ bureau.   

    45% - Communications.  Develop internal and external communications products, such as press releases and newsletter articles, interact with media to answer press queries and prepare company subject matter experts for media engagements.  Ensure that communication products accurately reflect Aerojet Rocketdyne's programs and policies. Interact with the operating divisions, COE’s and site leadership to develop, coordinate and approve communications materials. Assist with analysis to determine the best media approach and methods for various audiences.  Assist with management of special projects, VIP visits, and other communications efforts as required.

    5% - Performs additional Communications and Washington Operations related duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and six years of directly-related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • Experience working with:
      • State and local government officials
      • Local community organizations
      • Professional associations
      • Volunteer community groups
      • The academic community
      • The community relations functions of other corporations
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Ability to be persuasive with internal and external key decision makers
    • Experience conducting cost/benefit analysis

    U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person required.

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto.  May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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