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Employee Experience and Communications Project Manager – Contract Role job in San Francisco

Athleta jobs
San Francisco, California
Company Name:
Impact Area:
Health & Wellness
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation

State / Province:
San Francisco

Since the beginning, we’ve been inspired by everything women and girls are capable of, whether they’re serious athletes or just getting into fitness.  We create versatile premium performance apparel designed for a life in motion. Challenge fuels us and we are always reaching for the amazing.

We’re looking for people who find inspiration in the same things we do: the limitless potential of women and girls everywhere. If you share our passion for a healthy, active lifestyle, personal growth, innovative product and creating rewarding experiences – join our community. Athleta is a certified B Corp – put simply we put people and planet right up there with profit and we’re committed to using business as a force for good.

Alone we are strong, united we thrive. Together, we create the Power of She.

Employee Experience and Communications Project Manager – Contract Role
Reports to: Senior Manager Brand Communications and Engagement
The Employee Experience and Communications Project Manager manages and executes all employee experiences related to our HQ building including moves, physical space, engagement, and communications designed to inspire, motivate and engage employees.
This role creates and executes high impact work that amplifies our culture, encourages collaboration, and is central to making our workplace fun, engaging, and irresistible.
The Project Manager will work closely with Marketing, Finance, and Facilities to drive and support all phases of execution, from ideation to pre-planning, to final execution.
The person in this role should have excellent interpersonal and project management skills, be a self-starter, have a focus on continuous improvement and creativity, and look for new and innovative ways to engage employees and create a great place to work.
This role will also lean in with Brand Communications and storytelling as time permits. In addition to the core responsibilities, this role will also support general communications initiatives and projects, including meeting and event content and support and other ad hoc requests.
The person in this role will work closely with the Brand Communications team to ensure experiences ladder up to the overarching brand story and communications strategy.
Essential Duties
  • This role is responsible for delivering work and resources to build a great physical and experiential place to work
  • Project manages all building related work including moves, marketing, furniture, communications, and experiences
  • Responsible for a work environment that drives employee engagement and collaboration.
  • Proactively leads projects, drives and achieves results
  • Leads multiple projects simultaneously and able to track projects with varying deadlines
  • Has clear idea of priorities and has leadership qualities
  • Excellent writer and project manager
  • Creates, manages and helps execute strategic (beyond tactical) plans to achieve desired results.
  • Actively counsels, influences and communicates frequently with cross-functional partners
  • Responsible for relationships with business partners
  • Has solid knowledge of areas of responsibility and can represent internal communications to business partners.
  • Write copy and edit content to be included in internal communications channels
  • Must be flexible, agile, and able to act quickly, competently and confidently.

  • Experience in employee experience work is a plus

  • Proven track record (5 years' minimum) including employee-related communications

  • Superb communications skills (written, oral and non-verbal) and talent to tailor messages to specific constituencies

  • Ability to lead, motivate and deliver through working collaboratively with others

  • Proven experience in planning and executing employee programs

  • Flexibility to respond to rapidly changing conditions and the imagination and tenaciousness to turn obstacles into opportunities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritizing as required

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, under tight deadlines and deliver for multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to collaborate with others and work effectively across teams without direct reporting relationships


Hours: 20 hours/week, flexible based on meetings and deliverables


Start Date: ASAP


NOTE: This is a contractor budgeted position, internal employees are not eligible to apply.



  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet.

  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*

  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*

  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*

  • Employee stock purchase plan.*

  • Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*

  • Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*

  • Family care programs.

  • Commuter benefits.

  • Pet Discount Program.

*For eligible employees


Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.
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