Program Manager - Employee Engagement

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
up to ~$85/hr, DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon

Job Description:

Our client's Program Manager in Employee Engagement is a member of the Marketing Communications group's Culture & Communications team. You will assist in coaching and guiding the apprenticeship team members as well as planning and executing all program components for the apprentice program. You will also contribute to the planning, and execution of other Employee Engagement Cultural activities including Inclusivity & Diversity efforts.

Key Qualifications
•You have 8+ years of experience in project management programs with oversight in creative organizations.
•You have previous experience working with, and thinking holistically about, emerging and diverse talent and programs.
•You are a caring partner, and can connect across the organization to execute solutions and connect people. Others feel you are extraordinarily patient and your guidance is always on-point.
•You collaborate and demonstrate a flexible approach to working across multiple teams and styles.
•You have strong interpersonal skills and possess the ability to handle ambiguity with grace.
•You love the details, demonstrating an ability to ensure your programs contribute to bigger-picture objectives.
•You are inventive and enthusiastic, a problem solver, at ease with being part of a growing organization.
•You dream of working in a creative environment, learn quickly, and you can accommodate rapid change.
•You are familiar with Mac applications such as Mail, Numbers, Keynote, Pages.

Brainstorm, coordinate, and collaborate frequently with partners and leaders, Recruiting, and HR to execute efforts to retain and grow the next group of apprentice talent.

Manage all aspects of the apprentice program including on-boarding, program oversight and ongoing participant development in partnership with other groups. Consistently re-evaluate program for effectiveness.

Partner closely with Creative and Operational leadership, cross-functional leaders as well as company-wide training programs to develop comprehensive training initiatives.

Collaborate with HR and leadership to select program mentors and managers. Then, offer the appropriate training and support to these leaders so that they can best support the apprentice team members.

You will advise managers of the apprentice team members on development, communication and improving each individual’s creative and work results.

Facilitate recurring status meetings and create ongoing opportunities to solicit feedback and check-ins with the apprentice team members.

React quickly to new information around the program and people needs.

Execute the conference strategy in support of Employee Engagement. Develop innovative ideas for maximizing sponsorship opportunities.

Work with the Head of Employee Engagement in Culture & Communications to continuously develop innovative approaches and executions.

Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)