Virgin Galactic

Sr. Manager Organizational and Leadership Development

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Human Resources
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location

Who we are


Virgin Galactic (SPCE:NYSE) Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. 

Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology, and psychology. 

From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us. 


“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic 


Your Mission

Partners with senior leaders and People team within the company to help solve complex organizational challenges, support change management and develop leadership development strategies. Consult on projects such as organization assessments, strategy definition, organization design, change and transition management, and organizational culture and values.



  • Deliver expertise to a variety of projects including organization assessment, organization design, change and transition management, and culture transformation across a diverse set of businesses.
  • Continually develop and apply broad organizational knowledge to address business and organizational challenges by recognizing patterns and leveraging a systems thinking mindset.
  • Effectively collaborate and consult with senior leadership and HR to develop strategies that assess and increase overall organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and process improvements across businesses.
  • Work closely with People teams and other stakeholders to enhance employee engagement and experience 
  • Research future workforce trends and collaborate with workforce analytics to develop insights to formulate data-driven recommendations to clients to support OD interventions.
  • Develop strategies that assess organizational change readiness and facilitate mindset shifts and/or behavior changes across stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with HRBPs and business leaders to design and execute a leadership development strategy to support the company’s strategic priorities 
  • Conduct training needs analysis, manage learning performance, evaluation and analytics. Benchmark best practices/trends and knowledge of cutting-edge learning approaches.
  • Adopt and apply learning theory/models that support development beyond formal training, which may include informal learning interactions and on-the-job experiences that drive development and continuous learning. 
  • Evaluate effectiveness, drive for continuous improvement and innovation in content and delivery of learning to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the business.

What you bring

  • Minimum 7 years of OD consulting, leadership development or related experience
  • Demonstrated diagnostic, analytical and synthesis skills to recommend solutions
  • Demonstrated consulting skills and relationship management with HR and senior leaders
  • Ability to gain credibility and influence executive audiences with strong executive communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational skills and confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity and agility in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated business acumen, and ability to stay abreast of industry and organizational knowledge


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in delivering OD/leadership development integrated solutions and use of techniques, tools and digital technologies
  • Experience of being an internal consultant while effectively partnering with external consulting firms
  • Demonstrate strong expertise in Organization and Leadership Development. Have extensive knowledge on industry standards, best practices, and trends.


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. 


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. 



As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 


As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 


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