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Administrative Assistant- Operations

Administrative Assistant- Operations

Req No. 
Job Locations 
US-NM-Las Cruces
US-NM-Las Cruces
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.  

Virgin Galactic is quite possibly the most fun, most collaborative, and most innovative place to work! We are seeking an Administrative Assistance who is pro-active, self-directed, and possesses an atypical high quality bar for themselves.  If you’re the type of person who obsesses over details and thrives in a fast paced start-up environment, Virgin Galactic is the place for you!

Main Purpose of the Role


VG is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide analytical and advanced administrative project support services to various internal company functions and projects.


Your Mission


  • Greet visitors warmly and provide hospitality that exemplifies the Virgin values.
  • Create, modify and proof read documents such as invoices, reports, memos, letters and presentations using advanced Outlook, Access, Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
  • Lead minor cross-functional process improvement projects with input from Manager/Director.
  • Create business updates using advanced PowerPoint skills; coordinate on time receipt of contributor presentation materials and consolidate input from various sources, proof read and correct submissions, format and distribute materials in compliance with legal and export compliance, licensing, marketing and record keeping guidelines.
  • Manage workflow processes in and load data into PLM system (SharePoint).
  • Using advanced Visio skills create process maps, organizational charts, floor plans and other Visio documents as required.
  • Enter and manage purchase requisitions in ERP system (Ultramain).
  • Use strong organizational skills to set up and coordinate all aspects (logistics, hospitality, etc.) of high level meetings, conferences and team building events both on and offsite.
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for meetings including web based video conference meetings.
  • Prepare expense reports.
  • Manage meeting invitations through Outlook Calendar including management and training calendars.
  • Record, compile, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings; store records in compliance with legal and export compliance requirements.
  • Provide support to reception area. Ensure that facility security and visitor control requirements are met. Support the security team updating metrics on a regular basis and update the access control system as required.
  • Support VG hospitality events which may include transportation and logistics support.
  • Coordinate with the administrative and HR staff for onboarding New Mexico new hires.
  • Support staff in assigned projectbased work as required; other duties as assigned including covering for other administration staff when required.
  • Provide an organized and stocked work space including office supplies and snacks, promote a happy healthy team, and ensure IT and facilities needs are met.

What you bring


  • Advanced computer skills, including intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Visio and Power Point.
  • Ability to meet and communicate with people in an efficient and tactful manner.
  • Ability to carry out work independently, from general instructions.
  • Ability to perform a variety of clerical tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret written information.
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem solving skills.
  • Good knowledge of      office etiquette and procedures.
  • 3 years of business experience in an operational environment desired.
  • Strong analytical skills required.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems desired.
  • A current NM vehicle license in good standing.
  • Willing to learn new skills and grow with the company.
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).


Personal Requirements
Virgin Galactic and the greater Virgin Organization have 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 will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


Educational Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required

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