Company: Marathon Oil
Skills: PR / Corporate Communications
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Position Information:

Title: Community Engagement Lead

Organization: Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations

Reports to: Manager, Stakeholder and Community Engagement


The Community Engagement Lead is vital to securing and maintaining broad community support and building long-term trust between the Company and the community. Reporting to the Corporate Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager, the successful candidate will be charged with developing and implementing asset-level community investment strategies and partnerships to strengthen Marathon Oil's ties to the communities where we operate.



  • Manage Marathon Oil's interactions with local and community stakeholders.


  • Understand and map community stakeholders and their needs, interests, concerns and levels of influence.
  • Work with local asset teams to identify and train individuals to engage with community stakeholders, civil society organizations, and industry associations
  • Identify critical industry partnerships and represent the Company with trade organizations.
  • Develop and implement a method to track, monitor, measure and report community relations activities.
  • Build strong working relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure that coordination, communication and delivery of business results are achieved.
  • Assist with development of content on stakeholder activities for our Sustainability Report, social media and internal publications.
  • Supporting incident and crisis response activities, as required.







  • Assist regional asset teams in researching and building strategic community investment programs.
  • Assess existing partnerships and advise on appropriate asset-level budgets to support strategy and ensure alignment with Corporate giving guidelines.


  • Shepherd nonprofits through grant application process.
  • Manage and coordinate asset volunteer programs. This includes representing the company in activities associated with volunteer efforts and the community, and communicating corporate policies and procedures to organizations seeking support. Manage volunteer intranet site to increase participation.
  • Coordinate communications to Corporate team and asset management on community and social investment efforts.
  • Work with recipient organizations and local media to publicize community relations activities.





  • Inspire respect and trust with community leaders and the wider community.


  • Be self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Share and understand community and corporate values and concerns.
  • Interact professionally within the company and community, to balance business goals and social development priorities, and balance the interests of the community and the company.



  • Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Affairs or similar fields of study required.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a community investment or public affairs role, with experience in stakeholder relations, sustainability, community relations or communications required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach.
  • Superior project and time management skills.
  • Ability to engage with different stakeholder groups.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong computer skills required, including Microsoft Office, SharePoint, social media
  • Knowledge of the oil and gas industry and their potential socio-economic, cultural, environmental and political impacts on local communities.
  • Position: Based in Houston
  • Travel: Approximately 25-45% of the time required





  • Business Partner: Effectively meeting customer needs; building productive customer relationships; taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty. Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.
  • Drive for Results/Bias for Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Managing Priorities: Effectively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Strategic Thinking: Developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values; recognizing strategic opportunities for success.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills: Achieving a strong level of competency on community engagement, and continuing to educate yourself on new thinking and strategies.


Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: || Houston || TX || United States (US) || Not Applicable; SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:LI; SF:MN; SF:RZ || Other Corporate Functions || Not Applicable || || 29876 ||




Marathon Oil – Where You Can Make A Difference


Marathon Oil became an independent E&P company on July 1, 2011. Based in Houston, we're focused on the most significant oil-rich resource plays in the U.S. -- the Eagle Ford in Texas, Permian in New Mexico, STACK and SCOOP in Oklahoma, and the Bakken in North Dakota. We also have international operations in Europe and Africa. While we feel like a start-up in many ways, our roots go back 130 years to our company's formation in 1887. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MRO.


We’re on a transformative path, with a variety of exceptional opportunities for people who are up to the challenge. If that’s you – if you’re seeking a challenge and ready to make a difference – you could be the right fit to help drive our future. Our U.S. exploration and development assets offer energy professionals exposure to projects from early-stage evaluation through production. Our producing international assets provide a broader perspective on the world’s energy challenges.


We have more than just opportunity to offer. We’re invested in equipping our people for an entire career – from advancing technical skills through to developing the leadership behaviors and skills that will take our business forward. Our competitive compensation and benefits package goes beyond the basics to include a wellness program, self-funded (with company match) and company-funded retirement plans, flexible hours in some positions and tuition reimbursement. Grow your career with us.





Marathon Oil is ranked in the Global Top 30 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.