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Olympian and Paralympian Development Program

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Olympian and Paralympian Development Program

Foster City, CA
Full Time
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    Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

    When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging - where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world - helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.



    For thirty-two years Visa has been a passionate partner of the Olympic & Paralympic Games, supporting athletes to achieve their dreams on the field of play as they inspire next generations to reach for theirs. At Visa, we believe that Olympic and Paralympic athletes have the potential to become tomorrow’s business leaders. As you look to enter into the next chapter of your life, Visa’s OPDP will empower you to hone your talent, potential, and unique leadership skill set in a business setting.

    You’re an Olympian or Paralympian who is ready to make an impact. We have a program to accelerate your growth. Together, let’s match your talents with critical business opportunities. You + Visa = Everywhere You Want To Be


    Through the one to two-year program, Visa provides diverse rotational work experiences and focused development, to kick-start your career in business, building a pipeline of future Visa leaders with cross-functional business experience & knowledge.

    Sample Rotational Assignments

    Visa’s Global Product Team is responsible for all aspects of product strategy and development in consumer and business products that drive revenue growth for Visa. The team develops new channel solutions and technology support, builds alliances and solutions for new products, and is responsible for product analytics. Products include Visa’s prepaid cards, Visa Signature, Verified by Visa, and others.

    Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

    • Support day-to-day relationship management for a select group of strategic partners

    • Design and pilot various programs with prepaid and alternative debit clients

    • Performing ad hoc analysis, business intelligence requests and data extractions

    Visa’s Global Marketing & Communications Team conducts market research and analytics on consumers and clients to develop best-in-class marketing plans that accelerate Visa product adoption and growth. Additionally, this team is dedicated to increasing Visa brand equity through building trust with clients and investors and communicating corporate themes like Financial Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility, among other strategies.

    Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

    • Researching key merchants and their marketing strategies and summarizing the public data on those merchants

    • Support activation, operations and logistics for Olympics & Paralympics / NFL Packages

    • Developing social engagement playbook and managing social engagements

    Visa’s Global Merchant Sales & Solutions organization strives to be a trusted, strategic partner for the merchant community, delivering tangible value to increase revenue, increase efficiencies and grow business intelligence. The team is staffed to align with customers and business opportunities around the world.

    Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

    • Researching and analysing industry to support Small and Medium Sized Businesses.

    • Create and manage sales / pipeline management reporting

    • Supporting the Travel Vertical in launching several key strategic initiatives, internal and external clients

    Visa’s Global Corporate Strategy Team is responsible for corporate strategy development and coordination, enterprise strategic projects and planning, strategic intelligence, and knowledge management. The team identifies, develops, and executes high-impact, complex global corporate initiatives that improve Visa’s growth and market position globally.

    Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

    • Collaborating with product and business lines across Regional and Functional areas to align on recommendations

    • Work with external vendors to conduct consumer research on data privacy issues

    • Supporting competitive pricing intelligence data gathering, analysis, and strategic response

    The Global Risk organization promotes the security, integrity and resilience of Visa and its broader payments ecosystem, while providing the trust foundation that ensures the sustainable growth of Visa’s business. We partner with our colleagues, clients and governments to anticipate key risks and deploy innovative solutions that move Visa and its partners forward. Our mission is to ensure that Visa and its ecosystem partners comprise the most secure, resilient, and trusted engine of commerce for everyone, everywhere.

    Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

    • Conducting research and analysis of industry trends in the landscape to identify, prioritize and quantify key strategic trends.

    • Establishing robust and secure controls, tools and policies to manage risk and regulatory compliance

    • Partner with Internal/External Comms to drive awareness of Risk initiatives and activities

    In addition to meaningful work experience, focused programmatic development will include:

    • Intensive, two-week orientation alongside your peers

    • Leadership exposure

    • Coaching and mentorship

    • A peer community and regular networking events

    • Ongoing targeted professional skills & behaviors training

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to or if you need support in submitting your application.


    • Applications Open: March - April 2022

    • Interviews: March - May 2022

    • Program Start Date: September 19, 2022


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree

    • 4-5 years of work experience OR Advanced Degree

    • Competed in a past Olympic or Paralympic Games - Maximum 7 years post sport retirement

    • All majors welcome to apply

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Intellectual horsepower

    • Excellent analytical abilities

    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

    WORK HOURS: Varies upon the needs of the department.

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

    MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

    Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

    Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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  • About Us

    Visa is a payments technology company. The beating heart of our company is VisaNet, our global processing network that enables digital payments to happen securely and reliably in the blink of an eye. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payments network — enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.