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Human Resources "People" Coordinator

Human Resources "People" Coordinator

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Regular Full-Time

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Who we are

Who we are

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned 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 350 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

TSC is seeking an experienced Human Resource Professional to provide HR expertise and overall human resources support to the organization.

Your Mission

  • Develop a strong understanding of all company benefits and perks and effectively articulate those to employees and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and serve as the primary interface of various HR services, programs, and initiatives.
  • Build strong relationships with employees, leadership and HR colleagues, and develop a solid understanding of the business in order to provide proactive HR support.
  • Answer basic employee questions and requests in a way that fosters a high level of employee morale, loyalty and motivation.
  • Prepare and process new hire paperwork, scheduling of first-day activities, and orienting new hires to the company.
  • Complete, verify, and maintain Form I-9 documentation.
  • Ensure all paperwork regarding changes to employee information and status are accurate and sent to the payroll team for processing.
  • Maintain employee files and other HR filing needs in accordance with established standards.
  • Upon request, support members of the People team with other tasks, projects and activities in a dynamic and ever changing environment.
  • Provides first line support for all employees’ inquiries. Addresses and resolves employee relations concern in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Develop and report against key HR metrics designed to identify and improve progress against team goals
  • Work closely with HR Director and Training and Development Manager to cultivate a positive work environment and develop employee engagement programs
  • Be a trusted resource to managers and employees on a wide variety of human resources topics including policy interpretation, benefits, workers’ compensation, employee investigations, leave of absence, and pay-related questions.
  • Assist with enhancing and/or creating new employee incentive and recognition programs.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and serve as the primary interface of various HR services, programs, and initiatives.
  • Provide guidance and support in administering human resources guidelines and procedures to ensure that employees receive fair and reasonable treatment to establish a supportive work environment and to avoid potential legal liabilities.

What you bring

  • At least 1-3 years of professional human resources experience required, ideally in start-up aerospace, engineering, or manufacturing environments.
  • High Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in all people interactions.
  • Comprehensive, thorough knowledge of human resources activities, including payroll, benefits, and California legal compliance
  • Collaborative team player who can communicate effectively with others at a variety of levels within the organization, as well as externally.
  • 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.
  • 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, as well as experience with HRIS and applicant tracking systems.
  • Strong work ethic, sense of urgency, 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.
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).


  • Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration or other related field preferred.
  • PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or other relevant certification is a plus.

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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