Director, Global Center for Indigenous Community Relations

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?

Develops, coordinates and provides strategic planning and operational oversight for Newmont’s Global Center for Indigenous Community Relations (GCICR), focusing on encouraging respect and crafting opportunities for Indigenous peoples across the company’s projects and operations. 

Lead all aspects of Newmont’s approach to establishing relationships and agreements with Indigenous Peoples by representing the company’s interests in a manner that enhances its reputation and improves public perceptions. Will have overall responsibility for ensuring that Newmont’s relationships with Indigenous Peoples are sustainable and foster value creating economic opportunities for Newmont and its partners. The role will advise and support Newmont team members in the implementation of agreements with and commitments to Indigenous Peoples. 

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

•    Lead the Global Center for Indigenous Community Relations and be responsible for development and implementation of strategy, budgets, planning and overall management of the Center including liaison with the Advisory Council on Indigenous Community Relations.
•    Lead global internal collaboration and capacity development with senior management and practitioners through workshops, tools, best practice sharing and engagement to enhance overall internal capacity of the Company to improve management of Indigenous relationships. 
•    We identify, engage and establish relationships with strategic external collaborators, including academia, NGOs, investors, advocacy groups and industry career technical education institutions, that will enhance Newmont’s position and contribute to strengthening relationships with and improve performance in creating opportunities for Indigenous peoples across the company’s projects and operations. Actively represent the company and involve appropriate internal stakeholders in relevant initiatives.
•    We participate in and support development of resources, thought leadership and communications on Indigenous engagement that reflect and promote Newmont’s vision and values.
•    Lead Newmont’s approach to cultural heritage management by providing expertise, tracking industry best practice and developing tools and training to build Newmont’s internal capacity
•    We partner with operations to ensure consistency and transparency into the Company’s approach to Agreements with Indigenous communities and incorporate industry-recognized good practice to extend benefits beyond economic matters to encompass social development and other objectives
•    We collaborate with site and regional leadership on agreement negotiation and maintain company commitment registers of all agreements with Indigenous Peoples/Communities throughout the mine lifecycle from exploration to post-closure.
•    Act as an Indigenous Relations subject matter authority for the development and execution of Newmont’s strategy and corporate development. 
•    Monitor and report on policy and regulatory developments related to Indigenous engagement with the industry. 

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

Here is what we would need to see from you!

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Natural Resources, Political Science or Social Science, with relevant experiences. Master’s Degree preferred.

•    Proven track record in the area of Indigenous community relations, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and/or international development.
•    Experience interacting with Indigenous organizations, industry associations, government agencies, NGOs and academia.
•    Direct experience in mining or other extractive industry is needed. 

Skills and Abilities: 
•    Strategic thinking; ability to incorporate multiple, diverse perspectives into an integrated framework; ability to develop of 1-3 year strategic plan.
•    Analytic thinking; breaks down sophisticated problems to find workable solutions.
•    Support a team of subject matter authorities in the area of Indigenous community relations and cultural heritage management, provide guidance and foster networks.
•    Understanding and building relationships with external institutions, NGOs or networks that strengthen and sustain the company’s competitive advantage. 
•    Strong cultural knowledge and awareness; adjusting behavior and style to suit local requirements. Ability to assess and connect with remote or undeveloped communities as a company ambassador.
•    Forming networks and forums for sharing knowledge, experience, resources and skills. Guiding and building social responsibility capacity in less mature locations.
•    Poise and demonstrating confidence; representing the company’s brand, reputation and relationships in established and new locations.
•    Public speaking; facilitation
•    Use of Information Management Systems to analyze and drive performance improvements 
•    Relationship building and influencing skills; ability to work across lines of formal authority to get things done. 

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

•    The position is located in Denver or aligned with Newmont remote work policy.
•    Travel required to remote operating sites and regional offices. 

The salary range offered for this role is $130,000 - 171,045. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.  

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. This role also will be eligible for participation in a discretionary long-term incentive program, pursuant to which an employee may receive awards based on their level and individual performance.

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

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Date Posted: May 04, 2022
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Denver, Colorado