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Program Manager, People & Performance

Be the strategy behind the game.

We have an incredible team working together to build innovative people experiences for everyone at DraftKings. We are looking for a strategic and solution-oriented Program Manager to design and deliver high-quality programs to support our employees. In this role, you will have the ability to lead high-priority work related to Performance, Engagement, Development, and Retention of talent across the organization.  As a Program Manager, you will collaborate with various internal partners, including HR Business Partners, Learning & Development, People Analytics, Total Rewards, and Inclusion, Equity & Belonging, to execute critical people-focused initiatives.  Sound good to you?  Join us.  

What you’ll do as a Program Manager, People:

  • Partner with stakeholders across the People function to execute organizational-wide programs that support the goals of the People function, including initiatives that support the Performance, Engagement, Development, and Retention of Talent across DraftKings.

  • Collaborate with People Analytics and cross-functional partners to identify problems and implement solutions.

  • Partner with the Internal Communications team to develop communication strategies for key audiences and stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners to identify gaps and design short and long-term initiatives that support our employees.  

  • Work in partnership with the Learning & Development team to develop training and enablement content and resources that support vital programs and initiatives.

  • Provide updates regarding project status, including actions to address any open issues.

  • Ensure points of collaboration between teams are running smoothly.

What you’ll bring:   

  • At least five years of work experience in program management, ideally supporting HR or the people function within an organization.  

  • A strategic mindset focused on the long-term design of a program while having demonstrated success translating strategy into effective project plans.

  • Broad talent management experience with a specific focus on performance management, employee engagement, and enablement.

  • Experience leading end-to-end program and change management efforts across multiple functions.

  • Desire to build and maintain strong relationships and manage stakeholders. 

  • Cross-functional collaboration for people programs and building alignment around a clearly defined vision.

  • Ability to identify gaps and provide recommendations to improve processes and programs.

  • Strong collaboration, active listening, and influencing skills. 

  • Ability to thrive in a creative, fast-paced environment where ambiguity and complexity are norms.  


Who are we a good fit for? 

We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us. 

We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

Join Us!

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment.

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