Facebook Director, Data Center Community Development in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


Facebook is looking for a seasoned leader to lead our Data Center Community Development team. This comprehensive portfolio includes community development initiatives, development of communications program, and support/risk mitigation for global deployment of infrastructure solutions. We are looking for someone who is not only a talented leader, but who also has strong depth of experience across disciplines spanning Communications, Community Affairs, Public Policy and Legal. This leader will drive the development of a new community engagement program in each of our data center regions and build a global team in support of this vision. This team will build innovative programs that enable Facebook to scale our community and communication efforts in support of the Company's mission to build community and bring the world closer together. This leader will also drive and own partnerships with internal and external leaders and establish a roadmap and vision as the team engages in existing and new areas. This individual must have proven cross-functional leadership and communication skills, and the ability to create and execute processes that span multiple partner areas. This is a full-time position based in Menlo Park, CA.

Required Skills:

  1. Build, grow, and manage a team of talent comprised of program managers and subject matter experts

  2. Partner with internal leaders to understand company and infrastructure related goals and initiatives and how to advance them at the local level

  3. Create and implement company-wide strategy for deployment of innovative community engagement initiatives in Facebook's data center regions

  4. Develop strategic approach to expanding Facebook's infrastructure globally and work with internal stakeholder teams to mitigate risk

  5. Build relationships with stakeholders, both internally and externally

  6. Identify strategic opportunities for external presentations to external audiences in the data center regions

  7. Communicate program status to all levels of the organization

  8. Align program initiatives with partner teams of dramatically varying backgrounds (technical, legal, public policy and communications teams)

  9. Develop strategies for new program development, including philanthropic initiatives, from identification of partners to planning and execution

  10. Identify and execute opportunities to align communication standards across internal teams and external partner teams

  11. Travel domestically and internationally as needed (up to 50%)

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 15+ years of experience in Communications, Community Affairs, Government Relations and Legal fields

  2. 7+ years of experience leading teams and hands-on people management in a matrixed organization

  3. Experience working in a cross-functional environment, with consensus building and collaboration experience

  4. Experience strategically planning and executing programs and projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in policy work for a multinational corporation or government

  2. Data center experience

  3. JD or MBA

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.