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Social Investments Manager Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: December 14, 2022
Reference Code: 53307-en_US

Job Grade: Q
Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level
Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position Summary

Leads the Social Investments team, major projects, initiatives, and philanthropic programs that strengthen the company's position as a trusted, connected and committed community leader. Develops and executes Social Investment's strategic plan that compliments and enhances Customer and Community Relations efforts and the overall mission of the operating company (OpCo). Responsible for internal and external executive level engagement to manage company representation on Community Boards of Directors.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Lead and Manage the Social Investments Team • Lead day-to-day execution of Foundation grant partnerships in OpCo community, focused on improving the community through three core focus areas: STEM Career Pathways, Environmental Sustainability and Community Vitality. • Lead the annual plan on employee engagement and volunteerism across the OpCo territory, including the strategic placement of employees on nonprofit boards, pro bono program management, and monthly volunteer opportunities and demonstrations. • Manage both the internal and external strategy to execute on a successful Day of Service, including media partnerships, recruitment strategies for employees, retirees and customers, and nonprofit project development and management. • Oversight of the annual United Way workplace giving campaign. Work with employees at all levels to optimize their participation in the campaign. • Oversight of corporate sponsorship of key community events; ensure external stakeholders and executive awareness & participation as well as employee engagement for all events. • Proactively lead special projects that come up throughout the year, in partnership with key strategic stakeholders to ensure continuity across business areas and community partners.
  • Manage strategic internal and external relationships on behalf of the Social Investment team. Leverage strategic relationships to maximize impact and achieve business success.
  • Lead team and collaborate with Business Units in OpCo jurisdiction to leverage company resources, assist with achievement of area and corporate goals through employee engagement in the community and provide community expertise and consultation.

Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Non-Profit Management or combination of education, training and work experience in a related field.
  • Five or more years of demonstrated work or foundation or volunteer experience in the community involvement area, with proven history of ability to quickly build interpersonal relationships, manage multiple projects simultaneously, communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and use influence to generate results.


Competency Band:


  • Operations Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Self Management
  • Strategist
  • Talent Management


Location(s): CO - Denver
Organization: Customer & Utility Innovation
Department: 03960:Community Affairs
Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.
Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $79,000 to $113,000 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Recruiter: Lea M Felty
Hiring Manager: Kelly Flenniken

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com


About this Employer

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.