Virgin Galactic

Talent Onboarding Specialist

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

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, (NYSE: SPCE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, like 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 us 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


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!

Your Mission

As Talent Onboarding Specialist you will play a key role in organizing and facilitating the onboarding of all Virgin Galactic’s new hires. In this role you will be communicating position details to new hires, gathering necessary new hire paperwork, keeping both manager and new hires up to speed with details as the start date approaches and most importantly, outlining orientation and the new hires first days with their team.



  • Communication with new hires from offer letter to start date, keeping new hires engaged and excited until they begin with VG
  • Making sure all candidates have a positive and first-class experience when dealing with all onboarding aspects
  • Collecting all new hire documentation, as needed
  • Work closely with the HR business partners
  • Craft and send emails with information about the company and position, including work schedules, dress code and parking options
  • Conduct office tours, as needed
  • Prepare onboarding kits (e.g., stationary, T-shirts and mugs)
  • Lead new hire orientation
  • Coordinate badge photos to be taken during orientation
  • Properly introduce, via welcome email, the new hires to their team members and all necessary departments/individuals they will be working with
  • Coordinate with the Tech Team to make sure all equipment is set up for new hires first day and that tech is readily available should there be any issues.
  • Assist in distributing and explaining manuals, passwords and company webpages needed
  • Handle internal conversions of Virgin Galactic contractors to full time employees

What you bring

  • 5+ years Human Resources or Talent experience
  • Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • Basic knowledge of employee benefits and onboarding
  • Experience with HRIS or ATS systems
  • Great communicator and ability to work cross functionally with various stakeholders & C-Suite executives.
  • Professional, high integrity, smart & gets things done.
  • Experience of working in a start-up environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) 

*The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.*


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.


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. 


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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