Associate Director, RTX Government Relations - Middle East & Africa (Onsite)

RTX

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Arlington, VA

Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.
  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.
  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.
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    Position summary

    To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

    The following position is to join our RTX Corporate Team on-site in Arlington, VA:

    The Associate Director, RTX Government Relations - Middle East & Africa will have a particular focus on promoting RTX equities and interests in the Middle East and Africa with the respective embassies and executive branch of the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. Executive branch entities of particular focus include the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, and National Security Council.

    The position will focus on working with other elements of the Global Government Relations team to build and foster relationships with foreign government, U.S. Government, and business leaders while raising RTX's profile and communicating the company's strategic business interests.

    What You Will Do

    • Develop and maintain relationships with primarily Middle Eastern and African government officials and U.S. Government officials covering the Middle East and Africa to highlight opportunities, identify shared/aligned interest, shape requirements, and influence regulations in support of RTX business efforts and other interests.

    • Working with other members of the Middle East and Africa team, and broader Global Government Relations teams, monitor policy and regulatory developments across the Middle East and Africa-focused portions of the U.S. Government and act, when appropriate, to ensure RTX corporate interests are protected and advanced.

    • Represent the company's position on Middle East and Africa focused policy and regulatory issues before foreign and U.S. government officials as well as other stakeholders.

    • Serve as a consultant and advisor to RTX's senior leadership on matters involving decisions, which will affect the achievement of corporate goals in the Middle East and Africa.

    • Organize and staff senior company leader engagements with the Middle Eastern and African government officials, U.S. Government officials working these regions, and other stakeholders.

    • Engage and utilize associations and business councils that RTX is a member of to advance RTX interests in the Middle East and Africa.

    • Attend Middle East and Africa-focused hearings, conferences, meetings, and other special events in Washington, D.C. to represent the company as needed and identify trends and developments in the Middle East and Africa that might affect RTX interests.

    • Monitor, analyze and update RTX leadership on geopolitical trends that could impact RTX business interests, such as relations with the U.S., changes in government, changes in security, or changes in defense priorities of regional countries.

    • Engage with RTX's businesses to better understand their programs, products, and needs in the Middle East and Africa; identify opportunities in Washington, D.C. to promote these needs.

    • Support RTX and RTX business unit business development initiatives in the Middle East and Africa, including supporting market intelligence and assessments of opportunities.

    • Other activities as identified by Global Government Relations leadership.

    • Travel, as needed, to support company requirements.

    Qualifications You Must Have

    • A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum 12 years of experience, or an Advanced Degree and a minimum 10 years of experience.

    • Experience working Middle Eastern policy or regulatory issues within the U.S. Government.

    • Prior experience or background in Department of State, Defense, and/or National Security

    • Ability to work collaboratively and as a team player, working across government relations, business, and other corporate functions.

    • Strong writer and strategic thinker who can translate complex issues to both company leadership and outside government stakeholders.

    • Ability to build and lead coalitions with other stakeholders in support of international government engagement strategies.

    • This position requires the eligibility to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

    Qualifications We Prefer

    • Excellent interpersonal skills: self-starter with the ability to manage a fast-paced environment

    • Ability to influence stakeholders

    • Experience working in a relevant federal agency

    • Experience operating in diplomatic engagements and settings.

    • Experience living in the region

    • Established and trusted personal network within Federal Agencies, foreign embassies, associations, and think tanks, especially in the greater Washington D.C. area

    • Familiarity with Arab government and business culture

    • Experience working on African policy or regulatory issues

    • Knowledge of Arabic and / or French

    What We Offer

    • Robust total rewards package with compensation;

    • Healthcare, Wellness, Retirement

    • Work/Life Benefits

    • Career Development and Recognition Programs

    • Parental (including paternal) leave

    • Flexible Work Schedules

    • Achievement Awards

    • Educational Assistance

    • Child/Adult backup Care

    • +many other great benefits

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    • Location: Onsite in Arlington, VA

    • Relocation assistance will not be available for this position.

    #reempowerprogram

    This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

    Minimum Program Qualifications

    To qualify for the RTX Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

    • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application

    • Have prior experience in functional area of interest

    The salary range for this role is 143,000 USD - 287,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

    Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

    Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.

    This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

    RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

    RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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    Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.
  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.
  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.