The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hosted in Los Angeles, California in 2028, returning to the United States for the first time in over 30 years. 2028 will be the first time LA hosts the Paralympic Games, creating an opportunity to expand awareness, understanding and inclusion of people with disabilities.
LA28, the organizers for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, is on a mission to create an unparalleled Games experience for athletes, fans, partners, our community and our people. Our vision is to collectively create what’s next through sport, community and the power of our differences.
The LA28 Games will represent LA and leverage the strength of our community’s diversity and creativity as we collectively work to design a Games that we all want to be a part of. We do this by focusing on people and by inviting everyone into the story of the LA28 Games.
The LA28 organizing committee is an independent, non-profit organization that is privately funded and governed by a board of directors.
Our Vision is to collectively create what’s next by harnessing sport, community and the power of our differences. Our Mission is to create an unparalleled Olympic and Paralympic experience for athletes, fans, partners, our community and our people.
Values and Behaviors:
· Optimism – Embody a positive, enthusiastic, and solution-oriented attitude in everything we do; challenge the status quo, inspire and support one another to achieve our best; have our eyes on the future and believe we can make a meaningful impact
· Integrity – We communicate openly and honestly, listen, and respectfully value multiple perspectives; we do what we say and are accountable for everything we do; we do the right thing, always. Even when it isn’t easy
· Excellence – We hold ourselves to the highest standard and expectations; we live our values and truths and persevere through challenges; we are continuous learners and adapt and pivot with speed to meet changing needs
· Inclusion – We seek to represent, include, empower and level the playing field; our work reflects the communities we serve and the world in which we live; we leverage our platforms to bring awareness to issues relevant to who we are
· Co-Creation – We are authors of a shared story. Everyone contributes their unique voice to our shared mission; we share pride in our accomplishments and ownership of our shortcomings
· Boldness – We embrace creativity, courage and outside-the-box thinking; we are unafraid to take risks, explore unconventional solutions, and learn from the process; we are innovators, disruptors, and challengers of the status quo
Senior Director, Technology Program Manager
The technology program management team serves to integrate stakeholders across the organization with technology delivery teams and partners in the successful execution of projects in support of the 2028 games. The Senior Director of Technology Program Management will be the first hire for this new function within the technology team at LA28.
Collaborating with the central LA28 program management team, you will ensure that technology projects are proactively managed to ensure on-time/on-budget delivery utilizing enterprise-wide standard processes. You should possess the ability to oversee multiple projects at a rapid pace, have cross-functional and/or cross-organizational experience, project management skills, and a can-do attitude. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are a must for both internal and external collaboration.
Prior multi-sport event delivery experience is a substantial bonus while technical project/program leadership is essential.
Reporting to the Chief Information Officer and based in our Westwood Los Angeles offices, some travel to LA28 venues will be required.
- Develop and implement technology project and program management processes for delivery of technology projects.
- Collaborate with the central LA28 program management office to develop enterprise-wide project/program management delivery standard processes.
- Manage the delivery of major technology projects ensuring that they are delivered on-time/on-budget to the required level of quality to meet the business need.
- Lead the annual budget and operating plan process for the technology department.
- Work with the technology teams of IOC, IPC, Paris 2024, Milan-Cortina 2026 and USOPC to identify collaboration and sharing opportunities.
- Collaborate with the cyber security team to ensure mitigation of security vulnerabilities and risks across all projects.
- Hire, supervise, develop, evaluate, mentor and coach staff. Cultivate an environment of continual learning and growth.
- At least 10 years leadership experience in program/project management function.
- Proven track record of delivering significant technology projects on-time/on-budget which meet/exceed the business need.
- Delivering technology projects for multi-sport or other major live events.
- Fluent in project management frameworks (PMP/Prince2 certification is a plus but not required) and the use of PM tools like Smartsheet, Asana, Monday.com or Microsoft Project.
- Budget and long-term technology planning responsibility.
- Collaborative, intellectually curious and can-do attitude.
- Experience with establishing a technology focused PMO a major advantage.
- Extremely detail-oriented with excellent organizational, analytical, and presentation skills.
- Well-developed problem-solving skills and ability to work with a team to resolve issues.
- Ability to interact cross-functionally to achieve set objectives.
- Attention to detail and strong interpersonal, coordination and communication skills required.
- High level of adaptability in a constantly evolving and entrepreneurial environment.
- Demonstrated ability to apply best practices in project management and timely deliverables, and the ability to prioritize projects and manage resources.
- Demonstrated ability to be forward-thinking and innovative while understanding organizational needs.
- Self-starter with experience in defining tasks, seeking feedback, and evolving work where applicable.
- Ability to lead by influence in an environment with complex interdependencies.
- Ability to work effectively in a close team environment, providing project management and supporting technical abilities for various projects and initiatives.
- Proven ability of building good interpersonal relationships with people across the organization, while balancing assertiveness and setting expectations with diplomacy.
- A collaborative mindset: someone who prioritizes the team and fosters a culture of high performance without ego.
- Ability to implement and manage change effectively.
- A civic-minded attitude; experience and/or interest in working for a non-profit.
- An excitement for the committee's mission of building the best Olympic and Paralympic Games, while thinking differently all along the way.
The physical demands described in this section are representative of those demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, as required by ADA, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Candidates should expect a standard 5-day week working out of the LA28 offices located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
LA28 is committed to operating fair and unbiased recruitment procedures allowing all applicants an equal opportunity for employment, free from discrimination on the basis of religion, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, color, ethnic or national origin, or any other classification as may be protected by applicable law. We aim to recruit the right people for the jobs we have to offer, and to assess applications on the basis of relevant skills, education, and experience