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AeroVironment Investor Relations Director in Lawrence, Kansas

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The Investor Relations Director will be responsible for promoting an accurate understanding of the Company’s investment thesis and value creation potential among financial stakeholders. The position will require clear and regular public communication, in verbal and written form, that conforms to defined disclosure parameters.


  • Manage the earnings preparation process including: work with teammates to collect relevant data, develop themes, Executive Q&A, scripts, earnings presentations and drafting of earnings releases

  • Develop and manage investor targeting programs, including: screen for high potential shareholders, develop outreach and contact plan, develop background information on key investment decisions, manage employ contact database to prepare executives for meetings

  • Manage the full-cycle event process including: conferences, investor and analyst days, trade show meetings, non-deal roadshows, individual and group investor visits

  • Participate/Lead Company Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee and manage relevant disclosure to analysts, investors and rating agencies

  • Track and report on relevant peer and industry trends and disclosures in news, earnings releases and research reports

  • Respond to analyst and investor inquiries

  • Track key metrics and report analysis to Vice President of Investor Relations and other senior leaders

  • Manage IR press release distribution

  • Define, execute and monitor IR plan with a strategic view toward achieving IR objectives. Includes measurement and reporting of results against targets.

  • Identify and implement IR best practices and process improvements

  • Manage relationships with outside IR service providers (IR website, NASDAQ, etc.)

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 15+ years of directly related experience, including 8+ years of experience in the Investor Relations function of a publicly traded company

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of financial reporting, including Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement

  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication, with the ability to “think on one’s feet” in high pressure situations

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects successfully

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Operating Systems, Excel, PowerPoint and Word


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in Finance, Communications or Journalism

  • MBA highly preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Able to project credibility and sincerity in any situation

  • Able to work effectively and efficiently across functions and have a proven track record of working successfully across multiple levels of an organization

  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

  • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

  • Ability to travel both domestic and international up to 10% of the time

  • Ability to work in an office or home office environment (Constant)

  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: .

We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.


At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.

Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.