Reporting to the Mine Manager, the Community Relations Superintendent is responsible to develop and implement strategic and effective community relations and communications plans for the mining operations at Island Gold Mine and surrounding area regarding safety and sustainability, environmental management and Indigenous relations.
Safety and Sustainability:
- Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
- Responsible and accountable for his/her department’s safety, environmental and community engagement performance.
- Supports and promotes the Internal Responsibility System.
- Budget, plan, implement and develop the strategic direction of the Environmental Department in the areas of Regulatory Compliance, permitting, Government Relations, and required reporting.
- Collaborate with all departments of the operation in ensuring environmental excellence throughout the operation.
- Be accountable for ensuring that relationships with key Indigenous communities are sustainable, and that the relationships foster value creating economic opportunities for Island Gold and its partners
- Provide opportunities for continuous cultural learning and actively promote Indigenous peoples culture throughout the site
- Provide leadership and guidance in the implementation and administration of the Community Benefit Agreement.
- Engagement of local First Nation Communities
- Support partnerships with Aboriginal activities
- Collaborate with all departments of the operation in ensuring in ongoing dialogue in understanding the importance of our Indigenous relations and engagement.
- Work closely with the Senior Site Leadership Team to assess site performance against site standards and develop action plans to narrow any gaps
- Monitor and Evaluate performance of these strategies and report out regularly
- Interacts and provides leadership for the MGM, Department Heads, General Foremen, Supervisors and external stakeholders
· Degree or Diploma in Environmental Science or Corporate Social Responsibility.
· Minimum 8-10 years related experience.
· Experience working with First Nations
· Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and influence others.
· Effective oral and written communication skills.
· Effective problem-solving skills.
· Effective community and media relations skills.
· Excellent communication, organization, analytical, and computer skills are required, with an ability to facilitate commitment to a cooperative team effort.
· The ability to problem solve and make sound business decisions while working independently is critical to success in this role;
· Willingness and ability to work extra hours and on call when required.
· Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset.