Date: May 11, 2021
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA (Canada)
Newmont is the world's leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company's world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The role is primarily responsible for early stage project development activities related to planning and implementation of the S&ER program, including: stakeholder mapping and Indigenous Peoples engagement, in particular in the Province of British Columbia; social baseline studies, social risk assessments and workplans; social management requirements in support of regulatory and business requirements; and community investment and benefits management, working with stakeholders to align with self-defined community goals. The role also incorporates sustainability and communications components, including advancement of Newmont sustainability goals and strategy; development and delivery of external communications; and internal and external reporting on S&ER initiatives, metrics, and successes. The role is expected to participate in and collaborate with other Canadian S&ER Programs. The role is also expected to coordinate with Environmental SMEs to support the Project.
In this role you will
- Manage standardization and implementation of social programs at Newmont's early stage exploration projects.
- Lead the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of strategies for collaborating and engaging with stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples/First Nations, , including all S&ER social standards, stakeholder mapping and identification; social baseline studies; social risk assessments and mitigations; strategic community investment; and local employment and procurement. Identify and assess social and political risk through appropriate social baseline studies and risk assessment processes; develop and implement plans to manage social risk and demonstrate that engagement plans and community investment are informed by baseline data and appropriate risk assessment.
- Lead functional and project collaboration to ensure appropriate stakeholder & Indigenous People's/ First Nations involvement in technical and environmental aspects of the project, including closure, and tailings, and water management; ensure appropriate integration of traditional land use information, cultural heritage, and Indigenous Peoples knowledge.
- Provide leadership and training for the Project Team to support continuous improvement of social responsibility and management practices for the Project, including providing training on social management and responsibility best practice, mentoring for dialogue and engagement skills, cultural and heritage awareness and building understanding of Human Rights and Indigenous People's policies and topics within the Project Team.
- Collaborate across Project Team and Corporate Functions to develop and deliver public-facing messaging and communications for the Project, including external communications, social media, and represent the company at external events.
- Manage the development and implementation of a Communications and Engagement Plan.
- Develop and track Indigenous Peoples and stakeholder engagement, social responsibility and S&ER metrics, reporting to the Project Team & Senior Director S&ER.
- Foster a culture of open communication, build relationships and partnerships internally and externally, be able to understand multiple perspectives; invest in developing talent within the organization by providing recognition, challenge and mentorship.
- Ensures systems are in place to track and manage local procurement and employment, complaints, commitments, engagements, and donations.
- Supports implementation of S&ER programs at Canadian Operations.
- Manage current agreements in place with First Nations and negotiate any new agreements required to ensure participation of communities in project development, address adverse impacts on communities and ensure benefits for impacted communities.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Your training, skills and experience checklist
- Position requires a bachelor's degree in social science, community development, environmental science or geology. Master's Degree preferred.
- 10+ years' experience working in Sustainability and External Relations.
- Experience with S&ER Systems for planning, measuring, reporting for successful project delivery.
- Demonstrated management and understanding of community relations.
- Experience working with First Nations in Canada is required.
- Government Relations experience.
- Experience negotiating and/or managing resource development agreements with First Nations.
Skills and Abilities:
- Broad understanding of socio-economic and political issues in resource development and Canada specifically.
- Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to present technical information to a variety of audiences, write clear and concise reports, represent the company in potentially challenging public settings, and develop and implement S&ER strategies.
- Strong cultural knowledge and awareness; adjusting behavior and style to suit local requirements.
- Diplomacy; engaging with potential adversaries on contentious issues while maintaining an ability to collaborate. Advocating for the company in a respectful way.
- Knowledge and experience implementing leading S&ER policies, systems, and standards.
- Relationship building and influence skills; ability to work across lines of formal authority to get things done.
- Familiarity of Newmont's Investment Management System is desirable.
- Ability to manage complex project deliverables and coordinate with other functional groups.
Working conditions and location
- The position is located in the Newmont Vancouver office.
- Travel required from Vancouver to Indigenous People's/First Nations, Communities and other locations as required.
Please ensure that you attach your resume as part of your online application. At this time, we are not accepting candidates referred by recruitment agencies.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.