Social Impact Program Manager

People Team Santa Clara, California


Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Your Career

This role is critical to achieving our People objectives. Reporting to the Chief of Staff for the People Team, and partnering across the entire company, this role will seek innovative ways to have a positive impact on social causes important to the business and our employees while building a culture of engagement and strengthening our brand as a good corporate citizen. 

Your Impact

  • In partnership with our employe-driven SMILE Councils, promote community involvement through charitable matching campaigns, corporate drives, and volunteerism
  • Advance our holistic philanthropic strategies, including a signature cybersecurity education program (focused on youth and underrepresented communities) that demystifies cybersecurity, increases access to tools and resources that create safer online experiences and engages employees
  • Partner with cross-functional subject experts to find unique ways to align social impact with other business strategies and objectives.
  • Represent Palo Alto Networks at community events and with non-profit partners to foster a shared vision for a safer world.
  • Manage relationships with key nonprofit partners and facilitate corresponding programs and events
  • Create communication strategies and content that informs and inspires engagement and awareness in social impact.
  • Measure outcomes and impact in ways that reinforce the value of employee engagement

Your Experience

  • Record of working in the social impact / corporate responsibility field with established relationships that enable us to scale our strategies and support employees  
  • Able to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams and leaders up to the executive level, communicating to all levels in an organization
  • A strong writer, with various communication styles, themes, and brands
  • Experience thriving in a matrixed environment, the ability to bring structure and focus to the team while being agile in a time of constant change
  • Experience creating and executing a strategy throughout an organization with consistent, measurable results
  • Excels at event management, negotiation, facilitation, and problem solving across functional boundaries 
  • Experience with SaaS giving platforms (i.e. Benevity) and proven relationships within the education eco-system are highly desired.

The Team

Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to guessed it, people. We’re one team – driven to one mission statement. Each piece matters, and within the people team, you are focused on enabling our teams to resolve the world’s most challenging cybersecurity threats. 

You will be part of a growing, passionate, and dynamic team with an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects – centered on what we believe is one of the most significant mission statements in the world.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. 

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.