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Facebook Legal Project Manager, Legal & Compliance in Des Moines, Iowa


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’s Legal Project Management Office (PMO) is seeking a Legal Project Manager, Legal & Compliance to serve our growing Legal teams with a focus on implementing Compliance and Regulatory projects. The Legal Project Manager will work closely with Legal team members and cross-functional partners to manage and run complex projects at Facebook. The ideal candidate will have an ability to see the big picture and incorporates problem solving, critical thinking and tactical execution into their daily work.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead multiple work streams and/or project teams to execute against project plans

  2. Promote, manage and deliver the continuous improvement of project activities and seek opportunities to connect outcomes with other projects/priorities

  3. Display effective organization skills and manage multiple and often competing priorities

  4. Demonstrate strong capabilities to engage directly with Legal leadership on strategy and be able to pivot to granular detail within working teams

  5. Demonstrate strong reporting and communication skills across all levels, for example, team/organizational updates, leadership escalations, detailed working group notes, etc.

  6. Drive the creation of integrated project plans and timelines, including through facilitating requirements gathering, setting role, responsibilities and expectations, brainstorming options and solutions

  7. Propose solutions to manage client expectations and manage scope throughout the delivery of the project, and demonstrate the techniques and capabilities needed to bring problematic projects/teams back on track

  8. Drive standardization of delivery and activities to provide efficient service, as well as knowledge sharing and supporting related teams/projects

  9. Demonstrate sharp attention to detail in executing and reviewing work products to ensure the highest quality deliverables in the allotted timeframe

  10. Integrate and synthesize information from multiple teams, including product, legal and policy domain knowledge, in order to analyze complex issues, mitigate risks and solve problems

  11. Travel as needed (up to 10% depending on location and assigned projects) and occasionally internationally

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Technology or a related field

  2. 8+ years of program/project management experience

  3. 3+ years of experience working on legal, compliance and/or risk management related projects

  4. Experience with regulatory and compliance matters affecting the technology industry

  5. Experience leading departmental and enterprise-wide projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. PMP, CAPM, or other relevant project management certifications

  2. Experience with the Microsoft Suite and collaboration tools/cloud services (e.g. Google suite, Quip, etc.)

  3. Knowledge of the regulatory landscape and trends impacting technology companies

  4. Experience working in a global, fast-paced environment under tight timelines and delivering high-quality results

  5. Experience collaborating with partners across multiple disciplines and functions

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