Occidental Petroleum Community Relations Specialist in Midland, Texas

Title: Community Relations Specialist Location: United States-Texas-Midland Other Locations:

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Community Relations Specialist. The Community Relations Specialist is responsible for providing logistical support for employee events and employee volunteer opportunities. The successful candidate will maintain external partnerships throughout the community while influencing the internal culture through strategic employee programs and engagement activities that support the company’s business objectives. This position will work in coordination on other projects as assigned by the Manager, Community Engagement. The successful candidate will be based in Midland, Texas.
Essential Job Include: · Orchestrate and execute local employee events and programs such as the annual holiday party, employee engagement days, charity campaigns and volunteer opportunities and assist with the communication. · Coordinate logistics for local volunteer activities. · Work closely with local coordinators in the Permian Basin to ensure consistency across field locations and serve as the point of contact for field-based employee engagement activities. · Initiate and coordinate charitable contribution requests associated with the company’s Visibility Program for the Permian Basin. · Coordinate distribution of event tickets and company attendees for employee engagement events, galas, luncheons, and special events. · Maintain budget spreadsheet and calendar events. · Manage inventory of supplies, materials, and giveaways for events. · Monitor department inbox for requests from employees or third parties and address appropriately. · Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal business partners and local community partners and serve as company liaison in the Permian Basin. · Works collaboratively with Communications, Social Responsibility, Benefits/Wellness, and Human Resources teams. · Stay abreast of community development practices and trends. · Other duties as assigned. · Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, or Human Resources. · 2 years of experience in Community Relations or related field. · 3 years of project management experience. · Experience managing high-impact employee events.
· Experience in executing project activities. · Demonstrated planning, change management and strategic thinking capabilities. · Must be organized, detail-oriented, analytical and a resourceful problem solver with the ability to formulate and execute plans efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision. · Demonstrated high-level of creativity and innovation. · Client-centered focus and ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage priorities and meet tight deadlines. · Strong interpersonal skills; polished and professional, outgoing personality, comfortable interacting with team from Midland. · Experience preparing PowerPoint presentations and presenting to senior management. · Excellent networking skills with the ability to positively represent the company at all times. · Exhibits excellent communication skills, written, verbal and presentation. · Strong writing ability. · Ability to handle and maintain confidentiality of company information. · Advanced level skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and SharePoint. · Availability to work evenings and weekend events as needed. · Ability to travel up to 10%.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status