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Facebook Director, Mission Control Programs in Seattle, Washington


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.


Mission Control is the organization that plans and shapes Facebook’s evolving workforce. The Programs team within Mission Control supports the TECH organization and sits within Engineering. Our programs include Onboarding (Bootcamp and Analytics Camp), continued technical development, and academic engagements.

This is an organizational leader opportunity for the Programs pillar within Mission Control. The Director will lead a team consisting of mainly program managers, but also content developers and designers to support our portfolio of programs. This position will work closely with peer managers in Mission Control as well as cross-functional teams. Teams include Learning & Development, HR, Recruiting, FB Research community, Engineering and Product and the Executives. This leader will be accountable to strategize, plan, and executive initiatives as it aligns with our broader Mission Control vision.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage a global team of 30+ with additional growth in 2021. Will immediately be supporting 4 direct managers

  2. Design and execute a programs mission which join 4 distinctive pods

  3. Onboarding, Learning Experiences, Specialized Development, and Academic Engagements

  4. Build a high performing team which includes hiring, onboarding, mentoring, developing and coaching for team members and managers

  5. Design and maintain scalable organization in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment

  6. Influence the strategic vision and direction of our programs

  7. Develop roadmap to align with company priorities, identifying gaps, risks and communicating progress and shifts to Engineering leadership and partners

  8. Manage biannual review cycle for direct reports, focusing on strengths based development and role alignment for team members

  9. Build strong partnerships and collaboration with peers and global business partners

  10. Ability to understand, collaborate and influence across cross-functional organizations

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelors Degree and 12+ years of program management experience

  2. 8+ years experience as a people manager and experience managing managers

  3. 5+ years of experience leading others in program management in growth environments

  4. Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and working autonomously in a fast-paced ambiguous environment

  5. Communication skills which influence technical and non-technical audiences across all levels of an organization

  6. Stakeholder management experience (HR, Recruiting, Engineering and Product and the Executives in those organizations)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years experience working internally (as opposed to consulting) in a medium to large organization (e.g., high-tech, financial services, healthcare, biotech, etc.)

  2. Understanding of large scale, strategic development programs, including technical content design, development, and implementation

  3. Successful track record in building strategies and solutions to meet conflicting customer needs

  4. Experience building scalable programs in hyper growth environments

  5. Learning and development background

  6. Experience in development of a global team

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. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at