Strategic Initiatives Director

San Francisco, CA, United States

Please note this is for San Francisco, CA, United States. You only need to apply to one location if there are multiple listed for the job.

At Ripple, we’re building a world where value moves like information does today. It’s big, it’s bold, and we’re already doing it. Through our crypto solutions for financial institutions, businesses, governments and developers, we are improving the global financial system and creating greater economic fairness and opportunity for more people, in more places around the world. And we get to do the best work of our career and grow our skills surrounded by colleagues who have our backs. 

If you’re ready to see your impact and unlock incredible career growth opportunities, join us, and build real world value.


We are looking for an experienced, strategic, and detail-oriented Program Manager leader at Director level to join the Strategic Initiatives team. 

In this role, you partner with functional leaders to identify, advance, and support cross-company strategic initiative programs that materially improve Ripple’s market position and operating effectiveness.

We are seeking someone who is eager to learn, a self-starter and passionate about taking action in order to get things done quickly and efficiently. You are organized, take ownership by proactively looking for areas to provide value, and never let little things drop. You excel at building relationships, establishing excellent communication channels, and clarifying milestones and end goals. The ideal candidate values collaboration, influencing cross functionally, and has a deep understanding of the process necessary to develop and execute at the leadership level.

The Strategic Initiatives Director (Program Management) is an individual contributor role reporting to our Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives.

You’re at your best in a fast-changing environment with plenty of ambiguity and interesting, challenging problems to solve.


  • Be a trusted thought-partner and collaborator to the senior leadership / functional leaders
  • Own program management of time-bound initiatives 
  • Facilitate efficient meetings to ensure information exchange and alignment across teams
  • Manage cross-functional processes with leaders to ensure key decisions, major projects, and business outcomes are successful
  • Own, escalate and swiftly break down impediments that prevent things from moving forward
  • Drive and ensure regular, ongoing communication and coordination across functions
  • Increase visibility by owning and maintaining resources (ex. project plans, knowledge bases, comms channels) to ensure clarity and consistency in information
  • Identify critical path activities for programs and enable prioritization of initiatives


  • 10+ years of program management/consulting experience, an understanding of the blockchain space is preferred
  • BA/BS degree or higher
  • Ability to work out of an office three days a week
  • Proven experience in planning, managing and monitoring complex processes and programs 
  • Ability to work independently and a strong sense of ownership
  • Strong track record managing and influencing internal and cross-functional stakeholders 
  • Resourcefulness, persistence and ability to thrive in fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Outstanding organizational abilities and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
For positions that will be based in CA, the annual salary range for this position is below. Actual salaries may vary based on numerous factors including, among other things, an individual applicant’s experience and qualifications for the position. This range does not include equity or additional compensation, such as bonuses or commissions. 
CA Annual Base Salary Range
$196,000$245,000 USD


Do Your Best Work

  • The opportunity to build in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact.  A professional development budget to support other modes of learning.
  • Thrive in an environment where no matter what race, ethnicity, gender, origin, or culture they identify with, every employee is a respected, valued, and empowered part of the team.
  • In-office collaboration for moments that matter is important to our culture, and we give managers and teams the flexibility to decide which 10+ days a month they come in.
  • Weekly all-company meeting - business updates and ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • We come together for moments that matter which include team offsites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Competitive benefits that cover physical and mental healthcare, retirement, family forming, and family support
  • Employee giving match
  • Mobile phone stipend

Take Care of Yourself

  • R&R days so you can rest and recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite & virtual programming
  • Generous vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies. Family planning benefits.
  • Catered lunches, fully-stocked kitchens with premium snacks/beverages, and plenty of fun events

Benefits listed above are for full-time employees. 

Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.

Req ID: 24136