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Sr. Social Investment Advisor

Website Cenovus Energy


Worker Type: Employee

Group: Community & Indigenous Affairs Department

Job Post End Date: 02/24/2024

About this opportunity:

At Cenovus, we play an important role in helping to solve some of society’s biggest challenges and are committed to making social investments to make people’s lives better. Our Social Investment Strategy is designed to fund and co-create inclusive solutions for society, the environment, and the economy, while also supporting our overall business strategy. We make purposeful investments of financial and human resources to help solve key social issues of importance to our stakeholders and strengthen the communities where we operate.

The Senior Social Investment Advisor, U.S. role will manage the Social Investment and Community Sponsorship program in the U.S. This includes overseeing the U.S. Social Investment and Sponsorship portfolios, leading significant community sponsorships and partnerships, building and implementing community sponsorship and partnership activations and growing the employee giving program, Cenovus Cares. Additionally, the advisor will work closely in partnership with leadership, internal groups like communications, human resources and regional communications to advance business priorities.

The role is located in Dublin, OH and reports directly to the Manager, Social Investment in Calgary, Canada.

What you’ll do: 

  • Manage and oversee the Social Investment program in the U.S. with a particular focus on where Cenovus has operations and employees living and working. This includes:
    • Building partnerships with charities and non-profits to deliver on Cenovus’s Social Investment global strategy and the program’s goals
    • Building creative activation plans to demonstrate partnerships with key collaborators and increase awareness
    • In support of the U.S. integrated engagement plan, and in partnership with regional communications, identifying, negotiating and leading the activation of significant community sponsorships
    • Providing guidance to and collaborating with regional communications to provide expert guidance on local budgets and partnership opportunities
    • Activating global Social Investment initiatives in the U.S. mostly focused in Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota
    • Promoting and advancing unique opportunities to increase participation in the employee giving and volunteering program, Cenovus Cares
    • Leading the U.S. Social Investment budget in partnership with other key, internal partners
  • Collaborates across the business, with leadership and business functions and assets, to demonstrate partnerships to realize full potential and value, which includes but is not limited to, senior leadership, Human Resources, Government Relations, Communications, etc.
  • Partners with communications to design communications plans to demonstrate community partnerships and sponsorships and employee engagement stories through various channels (i.e. social media, website, traditional media and speaking engagements etc.)
  • Provides expert counsel on the social issues landscape and brings forward emerging social issues of material importance to the business and key partner groups in the U.S.
  • Attend and represent Cenovus at key sector and partnership events and announcements

Who you are:

  • Bachelors degree is required, in the areas of business administration/commerce (e.g.: finance/accounting, marketing), non-profit management or related fields
  • 8-10 years of demonstrated, progressive experience in related fields (e.g.: social investment, sponsorship marketing, non-profit sector)
  • Create U.S. Social Investment plan to deliver on strategic objectives, in collaboration with regional communications and headquarters
  • Collaborate with communications to design a communications plan to increase engagement and awareness
  • Establishes regular processes and routines for leadership engagement
  • Track progress and performance against plan
  • Accountable for the U.S. Social Investment budget and governance oversight in collaboration with regional communications
  • Skilled in partnership negoatiations – experienced and competent at leading multi-lateral partnership agreement and sponsorship contract negotiations
  • Collaborative and inclusive – ability to work with leadership and across teams and functions internally and with a cross section of diverse, external partners
  • Creative, critical and strategic thinker – ability to think of creative and engaging ways to activate partnerships to achieve multiple business objectives
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills – ability to design presentations and deliver messages to diverse audiences; is comfortable presenting and speaking to large and small groups
  • Outstanding organizational skills – excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize for impact and lead multiple initiatives at once
  • Understanding of not for profit/charitable sectors and sponsorship landscape would be considered an asset

Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM MT FEBRUARY 23RD, 2024.

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Internal candidates that are currently in a lower grade will be assessed based on their sustained job performance, how they demonstrate the expected organizational competency behaviors and values and in discussions with their current leader prior to determining next steps.

Cenovus Energy is an affirmative action employer, and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, or personal or physical characteristics protected by law.

Who we are:

We’re a Canadian-based integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary. We’re committed to enhancing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.

We are currently the largest refiner in Ohio and transport products from our refineries in Lima and Toledo, Ohio and Superior, Wisconsin via pipelines, rail cars and trucks to customers throughout the United States.

We’ve been named a Top Alberta Employer for 2024, a designation recognizing organizations leading their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

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