Senior Advocacy Strategy Advisor

08 Jan, 2023


Senior Advocacy Strategy Advisor

Washington, D.C.

About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies.


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

What role you will play in our team


  • The Senior Advocacy Strategy Advisor will help develop and implement the strategy for the Issues & Advocacy team, helping coordinate advocacy and public affairs activities across the department and with other parts of the company
  • This position reports to the Global Head of Issues & Advocacy and is based in Washington, DC

What you will do


  • Help develop, implement and track progress on strategic priorities for the Issues & Advocacy team
  • Support the design and execution of public affairs and advocacy campaigns across priority issues
  • Track and analyze external policy, economic and policy developments
  • Ensure there is clarity on issue priorities and advocacy plans across the team
  • Oversee third-party and issue-specific public opinion polling on domestic and international issues and leverage insights in advocacy strategies
  • Coordinate advocacy activities with the Government Relations and Communications teams
  • Manage department budget and ensure resources appropriately allocated across issue priorities
  • Oversee relationships with external consultants and vendors
  • Maintain organizational systems to improve coordination across corporate issue management teams
  • Manage special projects (unplanned policy developments or events significant to company; identifying resourcing needs for the team; etc)

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • An undergradate or graduate degree from an accredited university
  • A minimum of 15 years of broad-based public policy advocacy experience at a corporation, think tank, consultancy or government agency
  • Proven track record working effectively with senior management
  • Experience managing public affairs campaigns and/or skill areas, such as policy communications, message development and stakeholder engagement
  • Highly self-motivated, with excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Analytical with the ability to synthesize complex data into easily understood information
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; team player
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a global team as well as with internal business units and departments
  • Manage quickly changing priorities and/or external events that impact business goals

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer you:

  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you

Learn more here

Job posted: 2023-01-08