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S&ER Senior Manager

Date:  May 9, 2021

Denver, CO, US (United States)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.newmont.com) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.


At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. With operations on four continents, we are honored to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?

Coordinates and ensures compliance with S&ER policies and standards in generative areas of exploration. Serves as a problem-solving practitioner and brings S&ER issues that exist in exploration to the rest of the S&ER team. Maintains, improves and implements the fit-for-purpose strategic approach to achieving social acceptance during exploration and provides practical advice to explorers on how to operationalize the approach in the field.

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

  • We handle standardization and implementation of social and environmental programs at generative exploration projects.
  • Work with exploration teams in the field to implement practical programs that achieve compliance with regulations and Newmont S&ER standards.
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement planning, land access activities, community investment initiatives, and environmental management for generative exploration programs.
  • Ensure systems are in place to supervise and manage local content, complaints, commitments, engagements, and donations.
  • Build and coordinate S&ER performance monitoring and reporting for generative exploration projects.
  • Provide mentorship and training to exploration teams on how to conduct stakeholder engagement and other community relations activities.
  • Identify S&ER risks for generative exploration projects, support development of appropriate controls and raise issues to the broader S&ER team.
  • Identify potential strategic partnerships to improve S&ER performance and transparency.
  • Build and maintain a network of exploration S&ER practitioners and industry groups.
  • Coordinate cross-functionally to bring S&ER perspective to new country entry, land access matters and exploration strategy and work plans.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


Your training, skills, and experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!


  • Position requires a bachelor’s degree in social science, community development, environmental science or geology. Master’s Degree preferred.


  • 5 years experience working in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated management and understanding of community relations.
  • 10 years multifaceted experience in mining or other extractive industry, community development, land access or environmental management.
  • Experience in permitting approvals, land access agreements, and cultural heritage arrangements is desirable.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Broad understanding of socio-economic and political issues in developing and developed countries.
  • Analytical thinking; breaks down sophisticated problems to find workable solutions.
  • Strong cultural knowledge and awareness; adjusting behavior and style to suit local requirements.
  • Diplomacy; engaging with stakeholders on potentially contentious issues while maintaining an ability to collaborate. Advocating for the company in a respectful way.
  • Forming networks and forums for sharing knowledge, experience, resources and skills. Teaching and building social responsibility capacity in new locations.
  • Relationship building and influence skills; ability to work across lines of formal authority to get things done.
  • Foreign language proficiency (e.g., Spanish, French and/or Dutch) desirable.

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

  • The position is located in the Denver corporate office.
  • Significant travel required to generative exploration environments where conditions will be primitive and harsh at times. This will include fly in/out camps and dormitory accommodations.
  • Generative exploration sites may be in areas with malaria or other infectious diseases that will require preventive measures.

The salary range offered for this role is $110,960 to 145,635. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Denver