Sr. Education Policy Manager, Government & Public Affairs (State & Local)

The LEGO Group
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Job Details

  • Location: Boston, MA, 02203
  • Date Posted: 2022-07-25
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Admin/Clerical
  • Req Number: 61310677
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Are you ready to join a dynamic and ambitious team to contribute to the LEGO Group´s government and public affairs (GPA) work in the Americas region?

Here’s a fantastic job opportunity to provide outstanding relationship management for a world-famous brand!

Core Responsibilities

• Develop and deploy a multi-state government affairs strategy that advances policies supporting equitable access to high quality education, with a specific focus on whole-learner, STEAM, project-based and hands-on learning approaches.
• Monitor, analyze and track legislative and policy trends on core public policy education issues important to LEGO entities.
• Advance policy recommendations and interventions to institutionalize learning through play and expand market expansion opportunities at the state level.
• Work collaboratively across the LEGO Brand entities and internal functions/programs to advance our corporate reputation and commercial objectives to reach more children with playful, hands-on learning in priority states.
• Design, manage and implement compelling engagement events with policymakers and other partners in key states.
• Manage and optimize partnerships, districts, associations and coalitions to enhance the GPA team's impact and thought leadership.
• Foster and grow strong relationships with the right partners within the political, regulatory, civil society and business communities.

Play your part

In Government & Public Affairs (GPA), we have a purpose that we live by: be the purveyors of the magic, calming seas and shaping play-filled futures!

This role facilitates this by enabling the LEGO Group and LEGO branded entities to thrive and grow through strategic engagement with governments and related partners; growing market opportunities, protecting our business from political and legislative risk, and enhancing our reputation.

The GPA Americas team focuses on issues across North and South America specifically related to business priorities and our corporate citizenship agenda. The team delivers impact through driving market specific plans in the region to enable our operations, while achieving our mission of inspiring the builders of tomorrow.

Do you have what it takes?

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in driving government and public affairs programs within global or local organizations or government institutions.
• Experience in state government affairs and a proven track record of completing and achieving public policy objectives.
• High integrity and will always do what’s right for the company and children.
• You are a self-starter, who can work independently and have strong prioritization skills.
• You have a robust network, can easily build relationships and enjoy partnering with government and related stakeholders.
• Background or strong interest in education, early childhood, STEAM teacher professional development, curriculum and assessment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Bachelor’s degree in public policy, government affairs, law, education, or related fields preferred or equivalent working experience.
• English - Advanced (written and spoken)

Join the global LEGO® team

What’s in it for you? Here are some of what to expect:

• Family Care Leave – We offer enhanced paid leave options for those important times.
• Insurances – All colleagues are covered by our life and disability insurance which provides protection and peace of mind.
• Wellness – We want you to be your best self, so you’ll have access to the Headspace App and lots of wellbeing initiatives and programmes run by local teams where you are based
• Colleague Discount – We know you'll love to build so from day 1 you will qualify for our generous colleague discount.
• Bonus – We do our best work to succeed together. When goals are reached, you’ll be rewarded through our global bonus scheme.
• Your workplace – Our offices will be your primary workplace with flexibility to work from home during your working week. Your People Leader will discuss the principles of our hybrid work model, role eligibility and frequency with you.

Children are our role models. Their curiosity, creativity and imagination inspire everything we do. 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 employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and equal pay regardless of e.g. race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

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 have built a fantastic GPA team here at the LEGO Group. If you believe you can bring passion, intelligence and skills to the team, our Americas business, and represent our brand in a way which enables more children to benefit from a learning through play education – then we want to hear from you!”

Additional Details

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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