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Recruiter (Contract)

Recruiter (Contract)

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US-NM-Las Cruces
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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
We are seeking an energetic and top notch Recruiter to lead our efforts to source, screen, select and on-board the highest quality and best fit candidates for both regular and temporary positions necessary to establish and operate the world’s first commercial manned spacecraft production company. Successful candidates will have creative approaches to track down difficult-to-locate candidates, demonstrated expertise in screening candidates who will thrive in unique organizations, and clearly articulated techniques for quickly mastering the expectations of highly selective hiring managers. A background in aerospace is advantageous, but not essential. This role will be expected to operate highly autonomously, provide excellent and legally defensible hire/no hire recommendations based on relevant facts and observations of candidates, and develop creative ways to streamline and improve our sourcing, selection and on-boarding process.


Location: This position may be located in Mojave, CA OR Las Cruces, NM

Duration: 3-6 months


Your Mission

  • Work with hiring managers to accurately define position duties and requirements, developing clear job descriptions and effective job postings.       Identify likely ways to effectively source candidates for difficult to fill positions.
  • Aggressively recruit well-qualified applicants from a variety of sources including cold calling, sourcing from various Job Boards, User Groups, networking, electronic advertising and occasional career fairs. Assist hiring managers to identify and implement effective pre-screening techniques for each position. As appropriate, coordinate phone interviews, testing, practical assessments, on-site interviews and any required travel.
  • Conduct in-depth telephone assessments of candidates using comprehensive behavioural interviewing and work history reviews
  • Lead interviewer debrief sessions and provide recommendations on hiring.
  • Sell the company’s value proposition to candidates and successfully negotiate offers and relocation packages.
  • Support relocation, on-boarding and post-hire follow-up for new hires, including developing effective resources and materials.
  • Identify, initiate and/or participate in various efforts to continuously improve the staffing life cycle.
  • Participate in recruitment strategy sessions to discuss best practices in sourcing, recruiting tools, market trends and improve workflow efficiency.      
  • Generate recruitment activity reports and drive regular status meetings with hiring teams.

What you bring

  • Minimum of 3-5+ years of recruiting experience within a fast-paced and dynamic company environment.
  • Experience with technical recruitment, ideally in aerospace, a start-up organization or a highly unique cultural environment is preferred.
  • Possess an established track record of developing strong relationships with potential employees.
  • Able to accurately vet technical resumes and conduct in depth technical interviews.
  • Experience at providing consultative recommendations and influencing hiring teams.
  • Fearless networker and cold caller with an understanding of how to build and track candidates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and effective communication in formal and informal settings with senior executives, peers and candidates.
  • Excellent negotiator with a confidence-inspiring manner, and a keen sense of determination and urgency. Have a strong customer focus when dealing with both hiring managers and candidates.
  • Must be able to identify and effectively “sell” the company’s value proposition to candidates.
  • Must have strong computer skills using MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours outside of normal business hours.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).



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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