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Strategic Outreach Specialist

Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


Shift:                         1

Security Clearance: No Clearance




Responsible for developing and maintaining a companywide strategy for college relations, diversity and inclusion. Exploring innovative recruiting strategies while utilizing best practice initiatives and tactics to source, identify, attract and hire talent into the organization. Keen business acumen with a deep understanding of university relations, veterans programs and diversity hiring initiatives.  Partner with hiring managers to build a sustainable talent pipeline and organize/analyze hiring data as requested by NASSCO and GD leadership. Tracks outreach effectiveness by evaluating event and investment outcomes. As the subject matter expert, responsible for effectively supporting and providing guidance to the Hiring Managers for the selection and acquisition of qualified personnel. Interacts with all levels of employees, management, senior leadership, related service providers and vendors, external candidates and various stakeholders. Reports to the Manager of Outreach and Community Affairs.



  • Develop and maintain talent acquisition and retention strategy for college students, diverse populations and veterans. Coordinate recruitment and strategic sourcing activities.
  • Collaborate with PR and staffing to Identify, plan, promote, and execute recruiting events, career fairs, and college/university/diversity events.
  • Assist in developing internal veterans’ network and awareness training.
  • Maintain talent sourcing plans which includes university relationships, community organizations and other key agencies and stakeholders.
  • Subject matter expert for hiring managers and capable of providing guidance/training on diversity & inclusion, veterans and college relations.
  • Coordinate/participate in the diversity and veteran’s related events driven by GD corporate.
  • Provides support and guidance to the talent acquisition team and business partners on areas of expertise.
  • Manages and plans all local and out-of-state university/college recruiting trips.
  • Approximately 25% travel required, with an increase during the peak college recruiting cycle.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required and minimum of five to seven years related work experience. Equivalent work experience, or a combination of the two, may substitute for degree/experience required. 
  • Recruiting and/or substantive public presentation experience required
  • Experience within diversity, college and/or veterans hiring initiatives required
  • Previous experience in data analysis, data reporting, and OFCCP reporting process strongly preferred
  • Military service preferred
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or shipbuilding work environment strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of HR concepts, practices and procedures with high volume recruiting experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational and creative problem solving skills. Ability to multitask and prioritize changing demands
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications.  Experience with ATS a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of employees and management. 
  • Familiarity with, or ability to gain proficiency in, the use of new technologies and/or media to augment recruiting and sourcing efforts.
  • Actively participates in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve quality, reduce cycle time, and maximize costs.
  • Commitment to the concepts, philosophy and practices of continuous improvement.



Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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