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Team Leader, Community Relations

Location: 

Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: December 13, 2022

 

Reporting to the Community and Public Relations Manager. The Team Leader, Community Relations is responsible for developing, implementing and managing strategic approaches to stakeholder engagement and community development towards successful outcomes in maintaining and enhancing Red Dog’s social performance.
This position will be located in the Anchorage Teck office; work schedule will be Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.  

 

Responsibilities:

Community Relations 

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Develop, implement and manage a Community Relations strategy consistent with company standards and international commitments for Red Dog Operations and for the State Lands (Anarraaq & Aktigiruq) Exploration project 
  • Develop, implement and manage Communities of Interest (COI) engagement plans for the operation and project
  • Create and/or maintain appropriate points of contact between the company and identified community stakeholders to establish and maintain respectful and trusting relationships and dialogue
  • Maintain and track information on community stakeholders, interested or potentially affected groups and their interests, concerns and opportunities
  • Facilitate inclusive opportunities on an on-going basis for information sharing, consultation, informed participation and education with community stakeholders
  • Manage the community grievance and feedback system
  • Monitor and evaluate activities and provide accurate and timely reports on activities, issues, concerns and interests to company decision makers
  • Provide extensive support for the execution of the Strategic/Business Plan for external relations, communications, and sustainability initiatives to enhance Red Dog’s reputation and move toward more sustainable practices
  • Support the implementation of administrative and governance management systems including key performance metrics
  • Assist in the identification and cultivation of strategic alliances with communities, non-government organizations, and other Communities of Interest
  • Use of key social elements to drive social risks and impacts related to the Project and the use of that information to better formulate engagement strategies
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Community Development

  • Develop, implement and manage a Community Development strategy, including sustainable community development programs, consistent with company standards and international commitment
  • Conduct community needs and resource assessments and participatory research to identify community priorities and inform program development
  • Support the execution of social and community baseline data collection and impact assessments to identify impacts and opportunities
  • Create a fair and open process to identify and select participant groups, activities, programs and potential partners to achieve community development goals
  • Facilitate the participation of community stakeholders in sustainable community development activities and foster partnerships with other service providers
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate sustainable community development programs
  • Create metrics for regular monitoring and evaluation of community development activities and programs
  • Ensure record-keeping of activities, interactions, communications, issues and outcomes
  • Provide accurate and timely reports on activities, issues and outcomes to company decision makers
  • Provide relief for the Manager, Community Relations when needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in direct community relations and engagement experience with knowledge of relevant approaches and methodologies
  • Experienced in sustainability and resource development in multi-stakeholder, collaborative environments
  • Demonstrated planning, organizing and program design experience and associated program and management skills. 
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills and experience of working co-operatively with a broad range of community stakeholders
  • Demonstrated planning, organizing and program design experience and associated program and management skills
  • Computer skills, with advance knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint, applications 
  • High level of integrity, respect and solutions-focused with a commitment to respectful and inclusive community engagement
  • Knowledge of Alaska Native cultures is an asset 
  • Experience working with indigenous people in remote communities is an asset 
  • Understanding of and experience in the extractives industry and projects, especially mining is an asset 

 

 

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.  Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, physical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two week off) an even schedule to provide a better work-life balance to our employees. 

 

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

 

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

 

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

 

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

 

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources

 

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


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