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People Coordinator

People Coordinator

Req No. 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Manhattan Beach
Human Resources
Regular Full-Time

More information about this job

Who we are

VOX Space, LLC is a US-incorporated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Virgin Orbit, LLC. VOX Space provides the national security community of the USA and allied nations with responsive, dedicated, and affordable launch services for small satellites bound for Low Earth Orbit. Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, VOX Space can provide study, analysis, integration, and launch services using Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne, while ensuring our customer’s critical information is protected.



Position Summary

VOX Space is seeking a new member for our team to serve as the People Coordinator. If you join us in this position, you will be responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management for the VOX Space team that is working to bring forward the LauncherOne small satellite launch program to US Government customers. This position will serve as a consultant to management on human resources related issues. You will be the primary point of contact for all HR related issues for the company and will partner with your counterpoint VOX Space’s parent company, Virgin Orbit, as needed. You will help coordinate with the companies Facility Security Officer to ensure HR policies and procedures are also compliant with, and supportive of security requirements. You will help link Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Compensation, Payroll and other organizations to ensure we are delivering exceptional service to our employees at for the company. The successful People Coordinator will serve as an employee champion and change agent, assessing and anticipating HR- related needs and partnering to deliver on those needs. Communicating needs proactively within our team, the People Coordinator seeks to develop integrated solutions that will best serve the organization. The People Coordinator must maintain a strong understanding about the business unit’s objectives and performance and plans, its culture and its competition. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.


This is a full-time position at VOX Spaces’ facility in Manhattan Beach, California.


Your Mission

  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance where appropriate.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations in partnership with People Management and/or Legal (both within VOX Space, and then reaching to the parent organization when needed).
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Partners with the Facility Security Office as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention. Including developing and managing local team building events.
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Partners with headquarters (Virgin Orbit) People department to recruit, hire, onboard, promote, transfer
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs for supported client base and partners with Security to strategize on solutions
  • Helps ensure timekeeping and payroll functions are executed accurately and on a timely basis. 
  • Will partner with managers and payroll to ensure appropriate shift differentials are applied. 
  • Responsible for partnering with Security to be main point of contact for visitor badging and tour scheduling of VOX Space or Virgin Orbit facilities
  • Will be main point of contact for office administration duties such as scheduling, supply ordering, expense management and other duties
  • Help VOX Space do our part to make help our customers succeed
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Performs other duties as assigned

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…


  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years of human resources generalist experience
  • Experience working with US government customers or contracts; including DCAA compliant time keeping systems and personnel with security clearances
  • Collaborative team player who can communicate effectively with others at a variety of levels within the organization, as well as externally
  • Ability to navigate front line managers and their teams through organizational change and influence employee engagement and morale
  • Familiarity with security clearance requirements, reporting requirements and how those link with compliance and HR
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Disciplined self-starter with can-do attitude; proactive, resourceful, and detail-oriented with strong follow-through skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Position periodically will be required to work on weekends or travel based on department needs
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness


… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.


  • PHR or other relevant certification is a plus
  • Working within a start-up experience is a plus
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

Clearance Requirements:

Position requires you have a current clearance, or are able to pass an appropriate background check for a TS/SCI.


Personal Requirements:

The VOX Space organization has 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 be helping to start VOX Space from the ground up, so you will be flexible in day-to-day work assignments.  You will work well under customer time 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. 


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.


VOX Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with VOX Space 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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