Program Manager, Global Government Engagement

July 29, 2022
San Francisco, CA
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The Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI) is an independent, non-partisan center of excellence for research and public-private dialogue on payments policy, established by Visa. Visa established VEEI as the next step in its ongoing mission to remove barriers to economic empowerment and to create more inclusive, equitable economic opportunities for everyone, everywhere. The mission of VEEI is to promote public policies that generate economic prosperity through responsible innovation. VEEI researchers develop insights to help governments uplift and empower their citizens by making the digital transformation of commerce a flywheel for progress on equity and inclusion. VEEI is part of the Global Policy team within the Government Engagement function of Visa Inc. Government Engagement works to advance public policies that enable the digital payments ecosystem to flourish. Additionally, we work with many teams across Visa to advance business priorities, including new payment flows that expand the Visa network, promote the growth of electronic payments while building strong relationships with governments and stakeholders across the world. VEEI is seeking a Program Manager, to play a strategic role overseeing the day-to-day business operations. The Program Manager will have dual reporting lines to the Sr. Director of Global Business Operations (based in New York) and the Head of Global Policy (based in San Francisco). This role will coordinate cross-functionally within the Government Engagement and Global Policy teams and other internal functions, including Legal, Communications, Accessibility,, and our various external partners. This role will oversee the successful publication of multiple content projects under tight deadlines and must demonstrate a flexible mindset, positive attitude, and service leadership approach to the work. Responsibilities * Oversee the execution of a complex global thought leadership center of excellence * Manage the day-to-day business operations, including budget and vendor management * Maintain and update the global content calendar with status of current projects and communicate project updates to relevant stakeholders * Support annual year planning, including the development of a yearly content strategy and supporting plan * Conduct periodic reviews of the programs effectiveness and ensure all program documentation is kept up to date * Work cross-functionally with Global Visa teams, including but not limited to: Legal, Social Impact, Communications, Accessibility, and * Support external third-party research projects and act as a single, point-of-contact for the team * Support in the preparation of materials for quarterly VEEI Steering Committee meetings and communications * Motivate and uplift the team by being a trusted resource and removing roadblocks/barriers, as needed This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs. COLORADO APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position in Colorado is $103,300 USD to $134,300 USD. Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position is eligible for annual bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position is eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program. Basic Qualifications * 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelors Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD Preferred Skills * 6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD * Highly proficient in PowerPoint and Excel * Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills * Project management/program management certifications (CSM, PMP, or Lean Six Sigma) * Self-starter and comfortable with ambiguity * Results driven with a focus on quality execution and outcomes * Ability to work-cross functionally with a broad range of internal and external partners * Manage multiple assignments concurrently, efficiently drive projects forward Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. _Work Hours:_ Varies upon the needs of the department. _Travel Requirements:_ This position requires travel 5-10% of the time. _Mental/Physical Requirements:_ This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers. Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law. Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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