Virgin Galactic

Employee Engagement & Events Associate

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Brand and Communications
US-NM-Las Cruces
Req No.
2022-6645
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-NM-Las Cruces

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (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 an Employee Event Associate, you will work with the VP, Communications, the Internal Communications Manager, and the broader Communications team to support a wide variety of corporate, functional, and internal events and needs.

 

In this role, you will have an eye for detail and ensure events are coordinated across all Virgin Galactic locations. You will oversee all aspects of event planning and management and will organize all the details, including organizing on-site space or booking a venue, planning food service, digital production (Zoom, staging, microphones, etc.), entertainment, decorations, transportation, and staffing for the day of the event. You will supervise each phase of planning during the event to ensure it runs smoothly and effortlessly. This role is for someone who is passionate about workplace culture initiatives that engage and inspire employees. Our ideal candidate will need to have a solid background in event coordination, employee engagement and culture driven activities.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Support in the planning and execution of quarterly internal meetings, town halls, holiday parties, and team events.
  • Manage all event set-up (including AV), tear down, and follow-up processes, ensuring the right people/teams are there to support
  • Maintain event budgets
  • Ensure all event SOWs, contracts, deposits are executed prior to event date
  • Ensure payments are reconciled in a timely manner
  • Assist with employee gifts by sourcing, setting a budget, and distribution company wide to various locations.

What you bring

  • First and foremost, enthusiasm! We are celebrating the success of our amazing team for a space travel company, after all!
  • Phenomenal verbal and written communication
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills in order to work with a variety of departments and stakeholders, including HR, IT, Safety and Security and others
  • Being calm under pressure and able to reprioritize tasks in response to unexpected changes in priorities/requests
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree Communications or Event Management ideal
  • 2-4 years’ experience in employee engagement/employee events coordination

 

Preferences

  • Project Management and Communications experience
  • Employee Engagement understanding
  • Some knowledge of AV production

 

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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