For over two decades, BrainPOP has been trusted by educators and parents worldwide as a source of engaging and impactful learning experiences for all kids. With a presence in over two-thirds of U.S. districts through school and district subscriptions and an estimated annual reach of 25 million students, BrainPOP is empowering kids to take agency over their learning and excel in and out of the classroom. 

The company was acquired in 2022 by KIRKBI, the family-owned holding and investment company of the LEGO brand, marking a significant milestone as their first acquisition in the digital learning realm. We are thrilled to continue making learning fun and accessible with the strategic guidance and support of KIRKBI.

About The Role

As a Program Manager, People Programs, you will report to the Chief People Officer and will play an important role in the planning and execution of critical People team programs and initiatives that impact the business, as well as driving efficiency of intra-team projects and operational optimization. You will collaborate with the Chief People Officer, People team, executives and partners across the business to develop and drive high quality and timely delivery of programs and projects.  

Success in this role requires a high degree of organization, an operational mindset, the ability to prioritize, strength as a collaborator and communicator, and demonstrated expertise with the tools and best practices of project management.  Additionally, this role requires an understanding of People function policies, best practices and standards, People programs like performance and compensation cycles, People related reporting and metrics, and People systems and tools.

The role will be hybrid, with both a remote and in-office component in our NYC HQ (2 days a week standard, more as needed).

In This Role You Will

  • Lead collaboration with People leadership and team SMEs to clearly define project scope and success criteria, and develop detailed project plans that consider dependencies and the needs and expectations of stakeholders 
  • Own project/program tracking and reporting from start to finish, proactively evaluating and remediating risks and issues and communicating changes throughout 
  • Contribute to team operational excellence by conducting post-project evaluations to assess improvement areas; apply learnings to subsequent projects
  • Assume independent ownership of select projects such as Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development/refinement, creating and organizing project and workflow documentation 
  • Lead the development of strategic internal communications campaigns in alignment to people team initiatives and programs to ensure clarity and appropriate takeaways for relevant audiences (company wide, executives, etc)
  • Contribute to Board and Executive Team facing presentations to include clear and concise representations of People relevant data, program results and OKR alignment
  • Ensure effectiveness of People team-wide meetings and collaboration events through the development of meeting goal scoping and success outcomes, agendas, slide decks/supporting materials
  • Manage the team operations calendar and identify synergy and optimization opportunities on related sub-team projects
  • Support CPO in managing and prioritizing People team budget, ensuring appropriate allocation of funds and resources and promoting fiscal responsibility
  • Ad hoc support for Chief People Officer as directed

You Are

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and navigating and adjusting to change when demands shift
  • Able to establish trust and cultivate effective partnerships with multiple constituencies
  • Proactive; able to understand the problem at hand, identify next steps and autonomously take the appropriate actions
  • A strategic thinker who can consider the bigger picture, but also operates and executes tactically 
  • Logical and thoughtful; operates with good judgment and with attention to discretion and confidentiality 
  • An excellent verbal/ written communicator who can explain business problems, concepts and resolutions to all audiences from executives to individual contributors
  • Detail-oriented with a high quality bar and track record of flawless execution
  • Curious, flexible and solution oriented

On Your Resume

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred 
  • Agile / PMP Certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience independently managing complex projects with company-wide reach and impact
  • Demonstrated understanding of the People function, best practices, standards, compliance and common programs and initiatives
  • Expertise in data reporting and analysis (and relevant tools like Google sheets/slides); experience leveraging data to inform, provide insight, support decision making and build influence
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage business tools for project lifecycle management and communication (our stack includes Asana, Slack, Google Suite)
  • Demonstrated consultative and partnership skills; forge effective relationships with key stakeholders across all levels to manage, inform, and influence outcomes



The BrainPOP team operates in a hybrid work environment: Each role has remote flexibility and an in-person component at our New York headquarters or other meeting locations. Based on the requirements of a specific role, we may prioritize hiring within a commutable distance of our New York headquarters or in another region relevant to that role.

We can employ individuals residing in the following approved hiring states:

  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York




We take a geo-neutral approach to compensation within the US, meaning that we pay based on job function and level, not location. We have competitive pay bands for all other countries based on market standards. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skill set, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. Based on these factors, we expect most of the candidates offered roles at our company to fall healthily throughout the range. We recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description, as posted. If so, the updated salary range will be communicated to you as a candidate.
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Life at BrainPOP

At BrainPOP, our work directly impacts how teachers teach and students learn. They inspire us to build solutions that facilitate joy and meaningful learning outcomes. Our commitment to educators and kids is reflected in our dedication to the BrainPOP team: ensuring their experience is empowering, creative, collaborative, playful, and anchored in learning and growth.  

Our team is made up of educators, data scientists, published authors, engineers, artists, bakers, film buffs, cyclists, dual citizens, and so much more. We value diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and learning from multiple perspectives.

We believe that a diverse organization is a more effective organization. BrainPOP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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