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Compensation People Partner- HR Comp

Compensation People Partner- HR Comp

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!


Our Values
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.


Who you are
Virgin Galactic is seeking an experienced Compensation and Total Rewards Partner to oversee our compensation and benefits, areas, with some additional project support on relocation processes. The ideal candidate would have experience in all three areas (strongest experience within compensation is desired) while having the ability to thrive in a culture where creativity and being detailed-oriented go hand in hand.


Location: Starts in Mojave, CA with an anticipated relocation to Las Cruces, NM (May be flex for right person)

Your Mission

  • Perform market analyses regarding compensation and review requests for cost of living increases, salary adjustments, and merits
  • Review and update current job leveling to reflect accurate salary bands
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide guidance and assistance on answering employee policy and procedure questions; Investigate and resolve complex problems regarding benefits related questions
  • Process relocation requests, partner with our moving management company, and serve as the center point-of-contact for relocation inquiries 

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or other related field required
  • 3-5 years of compensation, benefits, and relocation is required; experience within a similar start-up environment is strongly preferred
  • 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 environment
  • Experience in handling all benefits, compensation, and relocation related inquiries
  • 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).

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).


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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