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Facebook Social Science Research Program Manager in Helena, Montana

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Facebook Open Research and Transparency (FORT) is dedicated to figuring out new ways to support researchers through data sharing, while working to help keep people’s information safe. The organization develops researcher products which include data access controls, analysis tools, APIs, and datasets that enable research on the impact of Facebook on society, in areas such as elections and democracy. FORT is seeking a skilled Program Manager to help continue to scale our offerings to the research community.Facebook is looking for a Program Manager to join the Facebook Open Research & Transparency Team (FORT). This person will manage preparation for a variety of internal and external meetings and events and, as well as assist with internal operational tasks needed to advance the FORT team’s ongoing Elections and Democracy efforts. This role will contribute to strategic projects and initiatives that involve functions across both research, product, and business. A person successful in this role will be organized, have strong communication and project management skills, be able to shift seamlessly between strategic planning and operational tasks. This person should be a team-player and eager to work in a fast-paced, high-expectations environment. Additionally, this person should be able to build breadth and depth around our Elections and Democracy work stream. Most qualified candidates should have interest and/or experience partnering with academia, governments, policy, democratic institution building, and product development.

Required Skills:

  1. Establish and scale collaboration programs, including being the lead on internal organizational content and information

  2. Support daily prioritizations across core research projects

  3. Collaborate cross-functionally and with internal and external researchers, and support strategic thinking with FORT Pillar Leads

  4. Drive the development of simple tools and processes to provide ongoing tracking of progress & key milestones

  5. Conduct core research and due diligence on new areas of research being explored

  6. Partner with research and engineering leaders to organize key workshops & events

  7. Assist end-to-end with tracking and project management lifecycle for research project(s)

  8. Help Program Managers and Technical Program Managers with planning, prioritization and risk management

  9. Proactively identify technical, legal, procedural, logistical, and communication issues and drive creative solutions to fix them and manage risk

  10. Drive internal process improvements, remove gaps, coordinate multiple parties and alleviate bottlenecks

  11. Ability to map dependencies and relationships between research and teams

  12. Establish strong working relations with all partners with an emphasis on unblocking team members when they are stuck and managing cross-functional engagements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience with project management, strategy, research, or operations

  2. 4 year Bachelor's Degree

  3. Experience with building presentations and developing compelling briefs

  4. Experience managing projects and multiple tasks at the same time

  5. Proven communication skills

  6. Coordination and facilitation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Cross-sector experience or familiarity (academia, research, and/or government)

  2. Advanced Degree

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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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