Virgin Galactic

Sr. Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

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

The Sr. Manager, Diversity and Inclusion will be responsible to assess and develop a DEI strategy and roadmap to advance business needs, build an inclusive culture and promote leader engagement. This individual reports to the Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity and Inclusion.  S/he must be able to perform work with minimal supervision, strong written, analytical and communication skills, handle a wide range of complex and highly sensitive employment situations, and demonstrate strong emotional intelligence to skillfully interact with employees at all levels of the company.

  • Partner with leaders and people team to embed DEI efforts in our talent strategy and culture efforts with leaders across Virgin Galactic.
  • The incumbent will be responsible in standing up D&I councils and employee resource groups.
  • Create and implement communication strategies and content management for training, campaigns, and web resources (internal and external audiences) to support D&I initiatives
  • Partner with segment Communications, PR, Marketing, teams to align D&I community programs across the business.
  • Lead diversity education programs and services, including creating and delivering customized training programs, partnering with the learning and development team
  • Conduct ongoing research on best practices and recommend strategies for continuous improvement of diversity initiatives

What you bring

  • 5 years minimum of professional D&I experience
  • Proven track record of ability to influence and partner with business and HR leaders to successfully drive large scale organization initiatives and gain their commitment and support
  • Goal-oriented and possesses the ability to prioritize regularly in an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to work with many cross-functional internal and external partners
  • Ability to think conceptually and strategically, while maintaining a results-driven approach
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills, written and oral
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), and the ability to create and develop strategic PowerPoint presentations as needed
  • Experience working with Employee Resource Groups
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree Required, Preferred

*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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