Senior Program Manager LUU

Jan 28, 2023
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Senior Program Manager LUU

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Job Description:

As the Senior Program Manager for Level Up U, you will play a pivotal role in creating opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter the gaming industry! In this role you will work closely with the Dean of Level Up U to support the delivery of a large-scale, discipline-specific tracks within the Level Up U, our new upskilling/reskilling program which serves game studios within Activision, Blizzard and King. The Senior Program Manager for Level Up U will collaborate closely with the program's operations, curriculum and talent acquisition managers.

The Senior Program Manager will drive program execution, ensuring that the program progresses according to plan, enabling project decisions, problem solving, process mapping, partner management, change assessment, communications, and resolving risks and issues. This role will also include data analysis to inform learning and business decisions. 

  • Develop program schedules, and set landmarks and overall implementation plan; working collaboratively and successfully managing tasks and deliverables 

  • Build and maintain project planning and progress tracking tools, and ensure clear, timely and effective tracking of program operations, talent and curriculum projects.

  • Define and implement critical program and process management across multiple Level Up U tracks each quarter.

  • Partner closely with Level Up U operations, talent and curriculum teams understand and carry out the direction and strategic vision of the Dean of Level Up U

  • Support program meetings, record actions and decisions, raise roadblocks, risks, and opportunities; identify, gather, and document requirements

  • Consistently measure progress to plan and recommend solutions to improve the program

  • Build cases and deliver data-driven insights to continuously improve Level Up U

  • Inspire change management across Level Up U through strong management of clear change plans, including relevant information and materials delivered to leadership in a timely manner

  • Serve as a thought partner to L&D leadership by staying up to date on internal and external L&D standard methodologies; recommending principles and solutions to improve our operating model

  • Analyze data for reporting and informing learning and business decisions

  • Create process flow diagrams, journey maps and other documentation.

  • Find opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies

  • Manage overall Level Up U schedule and drive recurring program updates (E.g. Team meetings / stand-ups, Post-mortems, leadership updates, advisory group meetings, etc.) 

  • Provide regular, accurate reporting to Level Up U team, partners, business units and senior leadership.

  • Mentor and develop program participants in preparation for careers in game development

  • Help with other ad-hoc Learning and Development projects

  • Adhere to project compliance standards (e.g. confidentiality, privacy).


  • Strong skill using various project management and communication tools (Office, Google Workspace,, Slack, etc.) 

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills; must be capable of communicating information to varied audiences; able to present complex issues in clear, simple language

  • Strong data analysis skills with the ability to visualize and present the narrative of data for senior leadership and partners.

  • Interest in improving Learning and Development, Culture, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Bonus Skills

  • Experience in game development and/or learning and development. 

  • Formal project management experience and/or accreditation.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

COVID-19 Hiring Update

This role is anticipated to be assigned to work fully on-site at an Activision Blizzard office.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.”

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $105,120.00 - $194,400.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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