Manager of community and government affairs Job at BASF Corporation, Freeport, TX

  • BASF Corporation
  • Freeport, TX

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Now Hiring! Manager of Community and Government Affairs

Freeport, TX (Hybrid)

The world needs creative solutions. We need YOU!

Where the chemistry happens…

Under the direction of the Communications Manager, the Community and Government Affairs Manager will manage the external communications activities to maintain and strengthen BASF’s reputation amongst external stakeholders for BASF in Freeport. This will include media relations, advertising and community relations activities in Texas. You will also help to develop and execute strategic communications plans for external stakeholders (community, media, government officials, civic leaders), manage BASF’s digital presence and social media strategy, and help coordinate sponsorships, charitable giving and external events. You will coordinate and collaborate with the site Communication Manager, Corporate Government Affairs and Human Resource teams to ensure that external affairs efforts are aligned and coordinated to speak in “one voice” for BASF. You will work with the Freeport site manager, and in some cases, other BASF Texas Site Managers to deliver communications services.

As a Manager of Community and Government Affairs, You Create Chemistry By...

  • Leveraging your bachelor’s degree in communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science or a related discipline and your communications-related and public relations experience (preferably in a corporate environment), you will manage the external communications activities to maintain and strengthen BASF's reputation amongst external stakeholders for the BASF site in Freeport.
  • You will take a lead role in developing and executing strategic communications plans for external stakeholders (community, media, government officials, civic leaders).
  • Demonstrating your ability to deliver concise writing and message development for an external audience and familiarity with social media, you will develop and manage content for external communications vehicles, including news releases, social media platforms and BASF websites in reference to the Freeport site. You will also use these skills to manage content for external communications tools, including the social media strategy and social media platforms (Facebook, etc).
  • Your strong team skills will be essential as you assist in planning and executing BASF’s participation in strategic sponsorship opportunities and special events across the region. You will also serve as a BASF spokesperson for the site emergency management teams.
  • Your excellent interpersonal and organizational skills will be a valued asset as you assist with the development of corporate charitable giving strategies, liaise with non-profit organizations and identify and execute press opportunities.
  • Your effective verbal and written communication skills will serve you well as you participate in civic and trade associations, community advisory panels, and other external groups that help advance BASF’s presence within the communities where BASF operates. Additionally, you will use these skills to work with the government affairs team to ensure external affairs (government and community relations) efforts are aligned and coordinated to support BASF.
  • Paying attention to details, you will assist in managing contracted resources and public relations firms to ensure deliverables to support communications strategies.

If you have...

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Business Administration, Journalism, or other related discipline.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional Communications or related experience, preferably in the chemical or petrochemical industry.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in external communication, including detailed community and government affairs communication plan development and execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written), interact, and influence with all levels
  • Experience at an operations/manufacturing site working in a matrix environment. (preferred)
  • Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) (preferred)


Create Your Own Chemistry With you@BASF

At BASF, you will have the chance to do meaningful work towards building a more sustainable future. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, BASF provides you with access to a wide range of elements to help you be your best. It’s what we call you@BASF . We are committed to providing benefits, programs, and opportunities that support our employees’ overall well-being, personal growth, and a safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.

Just some of the many benefits we offer include:

  • Flexible work arrangements whenever possible
  • Highly competitive retirement savings plan with company match and investment options
  • Well-being programs that include comprehensive mental health support for you and your household family members
  • Family forming benefits (fertility, adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, maternity/parental leave, and more)
  • Back-up child and elder care with discount programs for families of all ages and stages
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities that allow you to share, learn, and thrive
  • Matching gifts program that allows you to deepen the impact of your contributions to qualified charities
  • Employee crisis support for when the unexpected happens
  • Access to our BASF wine cellar, employee discounts, and much more!

Privacy Statement

BASF takes security & data privacy very seriously. We will never request financial information of any kind via email, private text message or direct message on any social medial platform or job board. Furthermore, we will never send a candidate a check for equipment or request any type of payment during the job application process. If you have experienced any of the above, please contact to report fraud.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Tags

Full time, Immediate start, Flexible hours,

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