Advisor – Communication and Communities (Watershed)
Work for a global industry leader with assets around the world
A unique opportunity to support the development positive relationships that will have lasting impacts
Work on assignments of high value within the company and the province of BC
Role will be located in the Nechako Watershed region (Vanderhoof)
Application Link: https://riotinto.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=riotinto&id=22562
About the role
We are looking for an Advisor – Communication and Communities Advisor (Watershed) with strong interpersonal and proven strategic skills to contribute to our Aluminium division’s communication and communities’ team in Northwest, British Columbia.
The position will be based in Rio Tinto’s Vanderhoof office. The successful candidate will work with a cross-disciplinary group of colleagues throughout the province in building collaborative and lasting relationships with community partners.
This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. Reporting to the Manager Communications & Communities for Rio Tinto’s BC Works, you will be:
Acting as a key representative of Rio Tinto in developing and enhancing its relationships with communities within the watershed region.
Developing & implementing strategic community engagement plans to support business objectives and create long lasting partnerships in the watershed region.
Supporting the development and implementation of work to build and strengthen First Nations relations which includes establishing effective agreements that build long term partnerships
Using Rio Tinto assets to develop a steady-state Regional Economic Development program, in partnership with local, regional and provincial entities to enable sustainability of positive impacts through operations
Leading consultation for Rio Tinto BC Works in the watershed by developing and implementing engagement with communities.
Managing all engagement tracking, the timely and accurate documentation of engagements, feedback and follow-up, including meeting reports, community grievance and incident management.
Attending meetings to facilitate two-way exchange of information, including collecting and responding to questions and feedback.
Developing and implementing the BC Works branding strategy for the watershed region
To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
Post-secondary education with a University degree
At least 5 years of demonstrated experience implementing stakeholder, and community engagement programs
Demonstrated ability to deal appropriately with sensitive and confidential information and relate effectively with multiple stakeholders (internal and external), including the exercise of discretion, diplomacy and tact
Demonstrated competencies in problem solving of complex matters, from identification of objectives and determine the process to achieve desirable outcomes.
Experience working with a broad range of audiences – including First Nations, local businesses, and the public– to achieve successful, mutually desired outcomes.
Experience working independently and as part of a team, exercising sound judgment, and managing multiple on-going projects while meeting critical deadlines is essential.
Empathy and have excellent listening skills and capacity to navigate changing environments
Highly motivated and strong people engagement skills
Knowledge of BC and watershed region
Strong written and verbal communications skills, with abilities to simplify and communicate complex technical data to various audiences.
Where you will be working
Located in the Kitimat district of British Columbia, the Kitimat, Kemano and Watershed operations continue to help drive the region’s economic development. At Kitimat, we are committed to reducing emissions through innovative technology whilst delivering some of the highest quality aluminium around the world.
Rio Tinto is a global leader in the mining industry with its aluminium headquarters in Montreal, Canada. With operations across the world; it boasts low-cost, technologically-advanced facilities. As a producer of one of the most widely used metals in the world, we continue to build on a century of knowledge and expertise.
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.
Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find then in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.
Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce
We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.
Apply before 3rd Nov 2018 if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.
Please note, in order to be successfully considered for a role you must complete all pre-screening questions.