Indigenous Relations Advisor

Rio Tinto - Labrador City, NL (30+ days ago)

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Key position in a diverse and global mining company;
Previous experience working with Indigenous groups
Role based in Labrador City

About the role

We are looking for an Indigenous Relations Advisor to be a key member of the Communications and External Relations team supporting the company in its Indigenous Relations Approach with Indigenous groups. The successful candidate will act as a liaison with our Indigenous partners, supporting ongoing implementation of our Indigenous agreements as well as connecting Indigenous partners with cross functional departments within the business.

This role will directly support the continued advancement of respectful and meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will be responsible for strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities, conducting consultations and collaborating on mutually beneficial priorities.

This is a great opportunity for a professional to support the business delivering on our commitments with Indigenous groups and be part of a team to advance IOC’s Community and Social Performance goals.

Your contribution will be:
Reporting to the Director - Communications and External Relations, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

Support agreement commitments and prepare reports as needed
Conduct studies, advise on policies and develop programs that will support the implementation of the various agreements, such as programs in partnership with Human Resources to hire and retain Indigenous employees
Conduct assessments and promote intercultural understanding to ensure a culturally safe work environment for Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees.
Engage Indigenous groups in various studies on community priorities and challenges, as well as potential solutions to execute agreements, as well as consultation on proposals and developments for long-term projects
Visit Indigenous communities and increase collaboration on mutually beneficial priorities
Attend community events including job fairs and general information sessions.
Establish scholarships and awards of excellence for Indigenous students
Identify additional opportunities to increase engagement with Indigenous groups
Facilitate and strengthen communication with Indigenous community organizations and services, and attend important meetings bringing together different organizations

About you

For your application to be considered for this position, you must have the following skills and experience:

University degree or relevant experience in community relations
Availability to travel and work flexible hours
Experience working with Indigenous communities
Proficient in English Language (French is an asset)

It would also be beneficial if you had:
Extensive knowledge of the culture, history and characteristics of various Indigenous communities, and an exceptional ability to communicate effectively, maintain professionalism and act as an IOC ambassador.
Strong links with Indigenous organizations and other Indigenous networks and an ability to connect and build relationships
Appreciation of cultural diversity and inclusion
Speak an Indigenous language

What we offer

Be recognized for your contribution, thought, and hard work, and come home knowing you've helped the world move forward.

A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
A competitive base salary reflecting your skills and experience with the annual incentive program
Health and medical programs, retirement and savings plans
Leave for all reasons of life (vacation / annual, paid parental leave, sick leave)
Exclusive employee discounts

Where you will be working

We are a leading North American producer and exporter of premium iron ore pellets and high-grade concentrate with average iron grades greater than 66%. With a team of over 2,400 employees, IOC is committed to providing value and continuity for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders through our unique mine to port approach, taking advantage of our full integration and wholly owned infrastructure to deliver our high-quality concentrate and pellets to our customers across the globe.

IOC’s operations include a mine with five operational pits, a concentrator and a pelletizing plant located near Labrador City in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We also operate a wholly-owned 418 km railway, the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (QNS&L), that links our Labrador operations to Company-owned port facilities in Sept-Iles.

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with
a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Application Closes: 24th May,2021