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Benefits Administrator

Benefits Administrator

Req No. 
Job Locations 
US-NM-Las Cruces
Human Resources
Regular Full-Time
Virgin Galactic

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Who we are

Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first privately funded commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users.  If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!


Position Summary
Virgin Galactic is seeking a highly qualified Benefits Administrator to oversee our benefits plan, health insurance, retirement plans, and various health initiative programs. This individual will serve as the point of contact for our staff in New Mexico, California, Washington DC, New York, and the United Kingdom. The payroll administrator be located in Las Cruces, NM, however, training will need to be competed in the Mojave, CA for approx. 90 days.

Your Mission

  • Create communications regarding open enrollment, changes in benefits, and other updates
  • Update benefits for employees and participants in the HRIS system
  • Perform periodic audits and keep updated employee records with all relevant information
  • Partner with payroll regarding appropriate deductions and various issues.
  • Administer STD/FLMA and other types of LOAs according to state and federal laws.
  • Manage the wellness vendors and generate communications about events, challenges, and new programs.
  • Answers policy and procedure questions. Investigates and resolves complex problems regarding benefits related questions.
  • Serves as the primary responder to HR mailbox and benefit calls.

*The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position

What you bring

  • 5 years of benefits experience in a company size of 100- 200 employees.
  • Experience with managing multiple plans that include retirement, health, medical, dental, vision, life, etc.
  • Experience serving as the point of contact for all new hire enrollment plans and communications
  • Ability to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Experience in handling all benefits related inquiries and concerns
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality.
  • Excellent analytical and math skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively use MS Office applications, including intermediate Excel and Outlook skills.
  • Ability to independently analyse and solve problems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels in the organization.
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).

Suggestions for Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or other related field required

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work flexible hours outside of normal business hours.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted).

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Personal Requirements
The Virgin Galactic organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You must work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You must also communicate clearly and be both confident and persuasive. It is essential that you maintain the highest level of integrity and understand the requirements for complete confidentiality.
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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