Virgin Galactic

  • People Culture Partner

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Human Resources
    US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    2018-4679
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Classification
    Exempt
    Location : Location
    US-CA-Mojave
  • Who we are

    Who we are

     

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization.

    Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 500 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.

     

    Our Values

    TSC 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 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.

     

    Who You Are

    Are you an enthusiastic person with a genuine desire to help enhance teammate engagement? Having a natural passion around creating an environment that is conducive to purpose driven work, creating workplace happiness, growing a company culture that fosters innovation, growth, diversity and inclusion that are rooted in our core values. Driving to completion all initiatives related to teammate experience and wellness to ensure success in our People & Culture strategy.

     

    This position will be based in Mojave California.

     

    Your Mission

    • Responsible for all company communications that relate to culture and wellness, setting tone and branding
    • Develops “great place to work” programs; recognition, wellness, volunteering, personal development, etc.
    • Assesses current programs for teammate wellbeing and happiness and propose innovative ideas to improve existing initiatives.
    • Plans and organizes company social calendar; summer events, team building initiatives, birthdays/anniversaries, holiday party, etc.
    • Conducts appropriate check-ins to pulse check engagement and ensure ROI
    • Manages intern program, developing strong relationships with targeted educational institutions, attracts top talent, manages flow of students, ensures continuity of projects, etc.
    • Manages annual operating budget
    • Work closely with other People Partners in a wide variety of tasks including benefits, leave of absences, recruitment, onboarding, safety, or employee relations

    What you bring

    • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Behavioral Sciences or other related field preferred
    • Event Planning experience preferred
    • At least 3-5 years of professional human resources experience required, ideally in start-up aerospace, engineering, or manufacturing environments
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
    • Disciplined self-starter with can-do attitude; proactive, resourceful, and detail-oriented with strong follow-through skills
    • Collaborative team player with excellent written and oral communication skills that demonstrate a proven ability to develop relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, both in-person and virtually
    • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite, invitation platforms, preferably with a strong desire to stay abreast of new technologies
    • Strong work ethic, steadfast integrity and strident on privacy issues
    • Flexible and adaptable in an ever changing and exciting environment. Comfortable with ambiguity and evolving processes and programs

     

     

    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.

     

    The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company 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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