The LEGO Group Director, Social Responsibility in Boston, Massachusetts
Director, Social Responsibility
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Job ID 0000013985
Category Communications & Corporate Affairs
Are you ready to step-change the LEGO Group’s social impact in the Americas to ultimately impact more children through Learning through Play?
Bring your social impact expertise to the table and help us drive the LEGO Group's impact for children in our communities in the Americas!
Reporting to the Vice President of Social Responsibility (SR), this role is critical to setting the strategic direction for the Americas, with a particular focus on the United States as a priority market. This role will also implement a holistic social impact portfolio in line with our SR aspiration and overarching strategy – to help the LEGO Group become a global force for learning through play!
As our Social Strategy evolves, you will play a key role in guiding and driving the Americas region to become a socially transformative business, including initiating key partner engagements, and contributing with local insights. A successful strategy and portfolio will be balanced and include global programs adjusted to fit local contexts, as well as country-specific partnerships and programs that, in combination, will create shared value by meeting local needs, using community assets and aligning with business priorities.
Focus areas include:
Develop and be responsible for execution of 3+ year roadmaps in USA and Mexico to deliver on SR aspiration and strategy, to drive alignments across the company, including commonalities with internal brand teams, the LEGO Foundation, LEGO Education, and the full LEGO Ecosystem. The roadmap will also include an internal focus to educate and galvanize employees into playful action at work, home and within our communities via volunteering.
Lead the Americas team, currently based in Boston, MA, Enfield, CT, Richmond, VA and Monterrey, Mexico, to develop, implement and evaluate the SR program and continue to strengthen the team.
The candidate must navigate current complexities to grow our impact and scale – this will include:
Guide the transition from Enfield, CT to Boston, MA as we look to make a marked impact on our new home region.
Alignments with LEGO Foundation, current network of entity partners and wide range of interests and opportunities.
Build on our initial community work in Richmond, VA as we ramp up our work force and community work.
Meaningfully connect over 1,500 LEGO Brand Retail store employees based in over 70 cities across the US, to our Social Responsibility work via volunteering, storytelling, and engagement.
Leverage and work collaboratively with other SR teams to ensure US national roadmap delivers on SR Theory of Change and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework.
In Mexico, the home of LEGO Group’s largest factory, a key sales office in CDMX and a growing number of LEGO Certified stores, you will lead the local team to ensure the national plan is aligned with SR aspiration and strategy, including Theory of Change and MEL framework, needs assessment, community opportunities, volunteering KPIs, implementation of global programs and business priorities.
Oversee program execution in Canada and Brazil, supporting local teams to increase alignment with global focus and galvanize employees into playful action at work, home and in the community via volunteering.
Play your part in our team succeeding
You will be part of the Social Responsibility Leadership Team, where you will work on driving and leading the transformational journey to increase our impact as an organization, for communities and our business alike.
Because every child has the right to play and learn, this team aspires to guide and drive the company's journey to enhance the lives of children in our communities, empowering them to learn and thrive, through play. From our colleagues to parents and caregivers, educators, and wider communities, we aim to motivate and excite everyone we meet, so that they’re as passionate about the power of learning through play as we are. So that together, we can help unlock our brand and unleash its beautiful potential.
Do you have what it takes?
10+ years of social impact, social responsibility, or corporate responsibility experience in a national or global company.
5+ years demonstrated people leadership experience with distance leadership experience preferred.
Proven experience developing impactful philanthropic partnerships and strong command of philanthropy and 501c3 rules and regulations in the USA.
Partner management experience – leading high stakes partnerships and complex internal and external partners for shared value results.
Strategy development experience with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Proactive and demonstrated ability to use an outside in perspective – designing programs and strategies based on high level objectives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong influencing/persuasion skills.
Domestic and International travel up to 25 days/year.
Passion for communities, children, play, and people.
Experience working internationally or with international teams preferred
Experience building partnerships in Boston, MA is a plus!
New Location Update
The current work location for this role is 501 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. In 2025, we will transition to our new permanent office location at 1001 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Specific move dates for roles are to be determined and communicated in 2024.
Hybrid working model
Our workplace enables our LEGO® colleagues to be and do their best at work. Introducing a flexible way of working through a hybrid working model is a great example of how we live up to our ambition. This 3 day in the office hybrid working model will exemplify our People Promise by embracing the different life situations of our colleagues.
Join the global LEGO® team
We strive to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture of play at the LEGO Group, where everyone feels safe, valued and they belong.
The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
We support our employees in being there for the moments that matter in life and celebrate families of all kinds, the loved ones that make us who we are. Being part of the LEGO Group also means taking part in our annual Play Day, playing a part in building a sustainable future and continuing our mission to “inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow.”
The LEGO Group is fully committed to Children’s Rights and Child Wellbeing across the globe. Candidates offered positions with high engagement with children are required to take part in Child Safeguarding Background Screening, as a condition of the offer.
Thank you for sharing our global commitment to Children’s Rights.
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We conduct drug screening as a part of our drug free workplace policy and in support of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees.
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