Contributions & Community Investments Program Manager


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


The Contributions and Community Investments Program Manager develops and executes contributions and community investment strategies in support of ExxonMobil’s initiatives and projects managed by the Corporate Citizenship and Global Community Investments group, with special emphasis on signature ExxonMobil or ExxonMobil Foundation initiatives and/or other key program focus areas.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop contributions strategies, budgets and implementation measures for existing and potentially new programs primarily associated with ExxonMobil’s key focus areas of interest
  • Work with ExxonMobil corporate and Foundation grantees to help ensure beneficial, impactful outcomes
  • Develop and cultivate relationships and programs with effective nonprofit partners
  • Advise ExxonMobil business lines, affiliates and support functions on best practices and priority investments
  • Work with Public & Government Affairs advisors to develop and implement plans to appropriately communicate about ExxonMobil’s charitable investments in key focus areas
  • Participate in or provide support for conference panel discussions and other relevant public events, as appropriate
  • Prepare briefing materials for internal meetings and for ExxonMobil executives who participate in external events

Skills Needed


  • Strong written and verbal communication, organizational and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; team player
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to effectively manage and develop teams as needed
  • Manage changing priorities and/or external events
  • Ensure Public & Government Affairs service/products are of high quality and advance company or foundation objectives
  • Prioritization/delegation skills - Prioritize work demands from multiple portfolios and/or clients
  • Negotiation/influencing skills - Ensure that cross-functional issues are adequately considered/managed and supported with integrated program planning and communications efforts
  • Business/industry knowledge; firm understanding of issues and opportunities facing energy industry
  • Sophisticated awareness of global and cultural sensitivities
  • Meaningful experience with nongovernmental organizations, community relations and grant management

Qualification Required


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree desirable
  • Strong proficiency in the English language; knowledge of other languages desirable, but not essential

Prior Experience


  • 10+ years of broad-based business and public affairs experience and knowledge 
  • 5+ years of experience with nonprofit program and grant management 
  • Effective in working with senior management 
  • Communications, government and/or public policy experience a plus


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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