Director of Government Affairs and Community Partnerships

Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77042

Company: Apache Corporation

Specific Responsibilities

As the Director of Government Affairs and Community Partnerships, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our company’s external relationships, advocating for our interests, and fostering meaningful community engagement. You will lead dynamic teams responsible for government affairs and community partnerships, ensuring alignment with our strategic goals and values. Your expertise will guide our reputation management, stakeholder engagement, and philanthropic initiatives across our global portfolio.


Government Affairs Leadership


-Lobbying and Advocacy:

  • Develop and execute lobbying strategies at both local, state and federal levels.

  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments, assessing their impact on our business.

  • Oversee company trade association memberships by representing the company’s interests and ensuring appropriate subject matter expert engagement. 

  • Collaborate with legal, compliance, EHS and other teams to ensure adherence to all applicable laws and regulation

-International Government Engagements:

  • Manage relationships with foreign governments and diplomatic entities.

  • Coordinate with the U.S. State Department and other relevant agencies.

  • Navigate complex geopolitical landscapes to advance our global interests and make recommendations to leadership regarding political and other above ground risk.

-Employee Political Action Committee (PAC):

  • Oversee the company’s PAC, ensuring compliance, transparency, and strategic contributions.

  • Engage employees in PAC activities and promote civic participation.


Community Partnerships Leadership


-Community Engagement Strategy:

  • Develop and implement a holistic community engagement strategy.

  • Foster partnerships with local organizations, nonprofits, and community leaders.

  • Align community initiatives with our corporate values and business objectives.

-Strategic Philanthropic Giving:

  • Manage our philanthropic budget, ensuring effective allocation.

  • Identify high-impact causes and organizations for strategic donations.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to align philanthropy with business priorities.

-Employee Engagement and Volunteering:

  • Organize volunteer events and community service projects that build on our strategic partnerships within the communities where we work.

  • Measure the impact of employee engagement on both the community and our workforce.

-Specific Programs:

  • Tree Grant Program: Oversee our tree planting program and environmental conservation efforts.

  • Springboard Girls Schools: Support Springboard board and staff with strategic planning and day-to-day management of the girls schools in Egypt.











Qualifications & Experience


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, business, or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 15 years of managerial experience in government affairs or community relations.

  • Deep knowledge of government processes, advocacy, and community engagement.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills

  • Experience leading a team of professionals, providing mentorship, guidance and performance feedback.

  • Fostering a collaborative and inclusive team culture.

  • Managing numerous budgets including planning, input and active management to ensure program remain on budget

  • Making strategic recommendations based on business needs and long-term goals.

  • Serving as an ambassador for the company, engaging with government officials, community leaders and industry peers.

  • Providing strategic counsel to executive leadership on stakeholder engagement and reputation management.





The successful candidate will lead by example through successfully demonstrating the following:


  • Core Competencies
    • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting;
    • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache’s business success;
    • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust; and
    • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one’s behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.
  • Leadership Competencies
    • Servant Leadership: Inspires and enables performance excellence through feedback, empathy, development and empowerment;
    • Strategic Mindset: Applies business acumen to see the big picture, understand business issues, and exhibit financial stewardship;
    • Change Leadership: Inspires change by challenging the status quo, generating support, and executing improvement projects to achieve business outcomes; and
    • Leading Effective Teams: Enables performance excellence through effective structure, delegation, and motivation.

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. We are committed to providing oil and natural gas in more innovative and sustainable ways to help meet the world's energy needs.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA). Apache and other affiliated subsidiaries have operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom's North Sea and exploration opportunities offshore Suriname.

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Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.

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