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Community Relations Leader

Location: 

Trail, BC, CA

Closing Date: August 23, 2019

 

Reporting to the Manager, Commercial Services & Public Affairs, the Community Relations Leader is responsible for public relations activities to ensure accurate and timely communications between Teck, its employees, the public, the media and various levels of government, and to develop and carry out a variety of public relations programs which include  community engagement activities focused on improving the community’s awareness of who Teck is and what the company does in order to provide a foundation for  ongoing community relationships and support.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Implement Teck Sustainability Goals; Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Management Guidelines; and other strategic plans as applicable to Public Relations team at Trail Operations.
  • Manage site-wide interaction with Indigenous Peoples who have claimed traditional territory rights; including relationship-building, consultation, and adhering to regulatory requirements.
  • Undertake community and public relations activities of Trail Operations according to corporate standards and policies including interacting with all levels of management to identify and resolve potential public relations problems.
  • Advise management on the public relations implications of company policies, practices and actions, review proposed changes for probable effects on public opinion and recommend action if applicable.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the media. Responsibilities include acting as a public spokesperson, media interviews, new releases, announcements and overall community and communications planning.
  • Develop community engagement programs to support Teck’s business strategies and objectives including print, radio, web, social media and in-person communications.
  • Build and maintain relationships to support effective engagement with various levels of community, industry-based organizations and government.
  • Participate in the strategic planning and goal setting for Commercial Services and Public Affairs organization ensuring goals fit those of the overall organization.
  • Contribute to cost control by participating in development of the Public Affairs budget, monitoring costs and explaining variances.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of corporate communications, media, or public relations.
  • Degree or diploma program in the area of communications, journalism, or public relations or equivalent.
  • Excellent media relations skills with knowledge of media in Canada.
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development skills for a variety of purposes including print, web and presentations.
  • Ability to set and manage multiple priorities based on relative importance and urgency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and cultivate strong relationships with internal and external communities of interest and to build community engagement.
  • Experience establishing relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
  • Participative capacity building skills and knowledge of social risk assessment processes.
  • Strong understanding of social media tools and their impact on corporate communications.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.

 

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 2018, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the ninth 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

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