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People Strategy & Operations Program Manager - Location Flexible at Dropbox

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Role Description

In this role, you will work closely with both the People Strategy & Operations and the cross-functional Virtual First teams to drive key business initiatives and affect change across the People team and Dropbox as a whole. You will be integral in promoting People Team cohesion and Virtual First programs across Dropbox. Ideal candidates will be passionate about building community and evolving our culture within a Virtual First environment.

We are looking for someone with project / program management expertise and the aptitude to drive rigor and critical thinking into key People-related initiatives across Dropbox. You must have the capacity to balance multiple priorities, understand change management principles to influence internal partners, identify and articulate success metrics for the programs / projects you manage, and possess excellent communication skills that can be tailored to cross-functional audiences at every level. You will work in partnership with People team functions, including: Virtual First community & culture, People team cohesion initiatives, communications, and operations & technology.

This role will be intimately involved with the strategic direction of both the People Team and the Virtual First team. You will be required to successfully develop plans, proposals, and manage key stakeholders to do the same! You will also have the opportunity to roll-up your sleeves and help the People and Virtual First teams move from strategy to execution.

  • Drive and build operational plans to execute against opportunities for key People and Virtual First initiatives including:
    • People:
      • Development opportunities (learning series, stretch projects, etc)
      • Cohesion (centralized resources, offsites, All Hands, consistent communications, social events)
      • Operational rhythms / processes (scorecards, reporting, benchmarking, budget maintenance)
    • Virtual First:
      • Program / project management for cross-functional Culture Steering Committee (with key partners across People, Design, REWS, ITS, Comms) with the goal of creating and driving an integrated culture roadmap across all of Dropbox
      • Collaborative and tactical program management of community building for a distributed workforce that is aligned to our Virtual First strategy (e.g. supporting Dropboxers building and maintaining connections, reimagining community-building in a distributed environment, etc)
  • Build strong peer-level relationships with Dropboxers across the People organization, Virtual First team, and in partnership with our internal clients
  • 3–5 years experience in a project or program management, strategy, operations, and/or human resources role
  • Excellent project management skills with a proactive mindset
  • Excellent as a writer and communicator
  • Must be a self-starter and proactively drive projects as well as understand how to measure the success of projects
  • Practical business sense with the ability to translate between strategic business decisions and their operational implications
  • Comfort with ambiguity, uncertainty, and a rapidly evolving business landscape, with a general understanding of change management principles
  • Humble attitude with a willingness to shift from high-level strategic thinking to stepping in and helping to drive implementation alongside functional teams
  • Experience coordinating community-building events and initiatives in a distributed environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
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Where we are

*Dropbox Studios are collaborative spaces designed for teamwork and community-building. Employees will not be able to use them for solo work.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to our Unlimited Vacation Policy, Dropbox also has one companywide PTO day a month
Paid Volunteer Time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We began a new 'Perks Allowance' in 2021 when we went Virtual First. Dropboxers are provided a generous individual allowance to spend on what perks really matter to them while at home- whether that's wellness, caregiver support, productivity, ergonomics, learning, food services, afterschool programs for kids, or something else! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3uM0gG3

An Insider's view of Dropbox

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In the first time in over a decade, I’ve been able to actually have work life balance and to develop healthy habits because of Virtual First. My commute time is now filled with a morning workout and the end of my day now looks like being able to cook for myself. I also was able to move closer to family, which means the world to me.


Diversity Program Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In a world that’s radically shifting virtual, it’s exciting to be at a company aiming to solve a lot of the problems at the crux of the transition. I’ve been working on projects that help small businesses using Dropbox collaborate and improve their overall user experience.


Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Dropbox truly invests in their employees and supports internal mobility. Each year I’ve worked at Dropbox, my role has changed slightly. It’s kept me engaged, challenged me, and allowed me to constantly be in a learning environment.


Project Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I see the 40-hour office workweek becoming a thing of the past. Employees will escape grueling commutes and gain more control over their day. The workplace will now be wherever work happens, and the workweek will be whenever work happens best for each person. We'll grow stronger as we integrate dispersed talent with diverse perspectives.


Co-founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s always an opportunity to pivot and learn new skills or internally transfer to a team that’s outside your normal scope of work. The humility and empathy that Dropboxers have is unlike anywhere else I’ve worked. There’s always going to be someone on the other side willing to bring you in on a project or mentor you.


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