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The LEGO Group Senior Manager, Global Programs in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Manager, Global Programs

  • Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

  • Job ID 0000014509

  • Category Communications & Corporate Affairs

Job Description

Would you be interested in reaching hundreds of thousands of children with learning through play opportunities?

Bring your expertise, skills and positive attitude to a fantastic opportunity to bring the LEGO mission to life and create outstanding impact for parents and children across the country!

Core Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Programs, you will be critical to setting the strategic direction and enabling the execution of our global portfolio that inspires children with learning through play during after and out of school time.

This is an opportunity to build from existing networks, experiences and knowledge and will be comprised of innovative approaches that enhance formal education provision using the child ecosystem (museums, libraries, community organizations, etc). The balanced portfolio must resonate and flex for global delivery whilst facilitating a robust impact evaluation on children, delivery partners and ecosystems.

Key tasks include:

  • Design and orchestrate the implementation of Social Responsibility’s out of school time global portfolio : spring-boarding from existing programs in the global SR portfolio such as our museum and teacher network, Build the Change and other regional initiatives, design an expanded global approach to engage children in robust learning through play initiatives during out of school time that will facilitate greater sharing and aggregation of impact. A successful portfolio will ladder up to core focus areas of children’s access to play and learning, children in the digital age and child agency.

  • Strengthen and expand the LEGO Playful Learning Museum Network (LPLMN) for heightened impact on children, caregivers and museums themselves. The LPLMN currently consists of 17 children and science museums in the USA united by their commitment to increase the quality of learning through play within the museums and in the community to drive measurable impact on children’s learning and reach underserved and non-traditional museum visitors. Museum partners currently connect every 6 weeks virtually via 2-hour robust meetups and annually in-person for an intense 3-day workshop.

  1. Create and implement a 3-year plan and corresponding theory of change that will enable the Network to deepen its impact and expand globally to: increase the quality and leverage of LTP within and beyond the walls of the museums; provide a measurable, impactful learning experience for children; continue to engage and push the discourse on play with caregivers, so they may become play proponents; increase equity of experiences; and increase alignments with LEGO Group for shared value.

  2. Systematize and sustain knowledge-sharing, assessment and dissemination of outcomes from the network, including advocacy efforts around promotion of playful learning.

  3. Continue to support and strengthen the Community of Practice to catapult the sharing of knowledge amongst and beyond network participants and LEGO entities and provide a safe space for experimentation and growth around playful learning. This includes management of digital platform for asynchronous sharing plus orchestrating the development of impactful content to deliver at webinars and workshops.

  4. Partner with LEGO Foundation to hone and implement aligned partner selection process to include execution of process, review of proposals, management of selection process and coordination of contracting.

  5. Develop and manage relationships across LEGO entities for increased alignment and leverage including: LEGO Foundation country, content and research teams, LEGO Education, Government and Public Affairs, Brand, regional marketing teams and more.

  6. Develop a robust communication plan in partnership with Corporate Brand Communications to heighten awareness of work nationally and globally. This will include content capture, story telling, internal and external presentations and more.

  • Work with the Social Responsibility leadership team to ensure communication and alignment between programs and initiatives to contribute to the One SR aspiration, across departments.

  • Become an active Play Agent Hero: Fully understand the transformational properties of learning through play and can put it into action by injecting more play into their daily work and leading play for children and adults alike. You will be trained to facilitate interactive workshops to inspire employees, partners and children, so they may become Play Agents and continue to spread the gospel of play. Deliver compelling Play Agent workshops internally and externally – in person and online and iterate the program for increased impact and scale in our changing world

Play your part in our team succeeding

The role is critical to delivering our mission – inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow. Children in local communities around the world have a right to quality learning through play experiences and it is our responsibility bring parents, families and employees on the journey with us.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience

  • 5+ years direct experience in the social impact arena with a strong preference for experience in children’s education – either via corporate social responsibility or nonprofit experience.

  • Minimum 5 years experience managing complex multifaceted partnerships and demonstrated experience developing and implementing global projects – defined as being implemented in >5 countries.

  • Ability to lead large, complex projects with multiple partners and budgets over $5M USD.

  • Patient, flexible, proactive self-starter with proven ability to creatively solve problems and an ability to navigate ambiguity.

  • Intense curiosity to explore, learn and seek solutions from multiple sources

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills including ability to deliver engaging, impactful presentations.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to engage comfortably with executive leadership as well as parents, children and community partners.

  • Passion for children, education and injecting play into parents’ every day.

  • Great collaboration skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Previous experience working on education-related programs targeting parents and young children and/or in the museum field preferred

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience

  • National and International travel up to 15 days / year


The salary for this position has a range of $120,400 - $180,700 USD based on anticipated responsibilities, market benchmarks, and organizational constraints. The LEGO Group carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including but not limited to prior experience, skills, expertise, location, internal equity, and other considerations permitted by law. The comprehensive remuneration details, inclusive of benefits, will be communicated upon finalization of the employment offer.

New Location Update

The current work location for this role is 501 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. In 2025, we will transition to our new permanent office location at 1001 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Specific move dates for roles are to be determined and communicated in 2024.

Hybrid working model

Our workplace enables our LEGO® colleagues to be and do their best at work. Introducing a flexible way of working through a hybrid working model is a great example of how we live up to our ambition. This 3 day in the office hybrid working model will exemplify our People Promise by embracing the different life situations of our colleagues.



Join the global LEGO® team

We strive to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture of play at the LEGO Group, where everyone feels safe, valued and they belong.

The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

We support our employees in being there for the moments that matter in life and celebrate families of all kinds, the loved ones that make us who we are. Being part of the LEGO Group also means taking part in our annual Play Day, playing a part in building a sustainable future and continuing our mission to “inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow.”

The LEGO Group is fully committed to Children’s Rights and Child Wellbeing across the globe. Candidates offered positions with high engagement with children are required to take part in Child Safeguarding Background Screening, as a condition of the offer.

Thank you for sharing our global commitment to Children’s Rights.

Build your career brick by brick at the LEGO Group.

We conduct drug screening as a part of our drug free workplace policy and in support of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees.

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