Microsoft Corporation Community Eng Manager - Fargo, ND in Fargo, North Dakota

Location: Fargo, North Dakota.

This role will help execute a multi-disciplined technology initiative in Fargo, North Dakota, to help us learn more about the impact of technology disruptions and invest in and support the potential for new technology solutions, including the use of technology to stimulate job creation, expand broadband access, help people develop new skills, and connect people with jobs.

This initiative is a multi-disciplined effort involving key stakeholders across Microsoft and provides the opportunity to pull together technology, business, philanthropic concepts that we believe have the potential to scale more broadly if tested, refined, and adopted by communities.

This individual will represent Microsoft in the region and play a significant role by connecting with the community, ensuring the company is receiving fast feedback on what is needed and how we're doing, and connecting internally with the various Microsoft stakeholders that are working on specific projects. In essence, this person will serve as the company's external ambassador for this region and will be seen locally as the face and voice of the company on this initiative.

This individual will have the opportunity to expand on Microsoft's commitment to operating in a manner that is trusted, responsible and inclusive. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is energized about community engagement and possesses a strong entrepreneurial mindset, coupled with a strong balance of business and technical skills and is passionate about extending the reach of Microsoft?s technology tools and digital inclusion initiatives to this community. If this sounds like you, we want to talk to you!


Study, inventory, and provide analysis and recommendations on the region?s employment and unemployment demographics, access needs, disruptions brought on by technology, and job opportunities and solutions.

Develop, manage and allocate a regional budget earmarked for local digital inclusion programs and growing local tech initiatives.

Develop key processes and communications that facilitate program development, outreach, and execution.

Establish a strong local network, engaging and building productive relationships with regional leaders to promote Microsoft's community engagement models.

Experiment, test and prove out some technology and business concepts that could then be scaled more broadly by other communities across the nation and globe.

Extend the reach of Microsoft?s digital literacy programs and tools to the local community, and partner with other local programs that may help supplement these efforts.

Facilitate local talks and media on Microsoft's mission, the role of the cloud, digital inclusion, and the benefits of technology for all.


5+ years of complex program leadership experience, with demonstrated ability to organize, lead, motivate and build credibility with a diverse set of stakeholders.

Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

A strong understanding of the needs of the geographic area.

Demonstrated involvement in the local community and an established regional network.

Strong focus and empathy for the community along with an extraordinary passion for making an impact on the region.

The ability to think strategically and to develop key processes and communications that facilitate program development, execution, and outreach.

Strong collaboration both internally and externally and a track record of coalition-building.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several programs at once.

Proven record of working across groups and within organizations to grow programs.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft products and tools preferred.

This role will be located in Fargo, North Dakota.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to