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SENIOR DIRECTOR - INTERNAL COMMUNICATION

Date:  Nov 9, 2022
Location: 

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.

About this role

What you will be responsible for?
The Senior Director, Internal Communications will enjoy the opportunity to creatively craft and implement ideas, strategies and solutions in order to elevate the internal communications function and improve the behavioral aspects of Newmont’s corporate culture and employee engagement. The successful candidate will champion the transition from a “one size fits all” internal communications approach to one which is digitally savvy, fit-for-purpose, driven from the bottom-up and which is tailored to address and engage the diverse cultural, geographical, educational and professional constituents which make up Newmont’s workforce from the CEO to frontline laborers. 
 

In this role you will

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

  • In cooperation with the business and Human Resources, builds a comprehensive communications strategy incorporating global best practices for internal communications and employee engagement.
  • As part of the above, assess the current cadences for employee communications and set the schedule for content and messaging that is relevant/appropriate for segmented employee groups.
  • Build a support model that sets expectations around services provided globally vs. corporate, regional, functional, or site-specific communications.
  • Build communications systems that enable ongoing feedback and ensure support and reinforcement of Newmont’s culture. 
  • Continue to evolve and drive the digital strategy and assess how front-line workers can be more connected to the business using digital tools (i.e. mobile devices).
  • Research and trial new digital communication technologies to improve operational efficiency and position the company at the forefront of communication practices.
  • Work in partnership with the regions, to implement local communications and continually assess and ensure relevancy and cultural appropriateness to local employee groups.
  • Participates as part of a key member in the crisis communication team and HR leadership team. 

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

Your training, skills & experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!
Education:

  • A degree in Marketing Communications, Human Resources, or Media and Journalism preferred.
  • Postgraduate studies in business/commerce/corporate affairs will be advantageous.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years’ progressive communication experience in global or corporate communication function. Outstanding track record providing strategic communication counsel and consulting. 
  • Mining industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a large, publicly held company; global company/international experience. Experience within the industrial sector or a highly regulated industry preferred.
  • Experience in matrixed global organizations where influence is key to accomplishing objectives.
  • Experience crafting, implementing, and recording the success of global digital communication strategies. Experience leading through transformations and “raising the bar” on performance.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to conceive, articulate and execute strategic communication programs, efficiently “create something from nothing.”
  • Ability to engage with colleagues across time zones, languages and cultures to deliver internal communications. Validated ability to communicate complicated messages to diverse audiences.
  • Executive level trusted and experienced change agent with the presence, influencing skills and leadership strengths required to drive enterprise wide cultural change and to interface efficiently with broader business internally.
  • Creative, innovative and passionate about continuous improvement with a successful track record of identifying, assessing and implementing culturally efficient ways of communicating with workers.
  • Agile, forward-thinking with strong verbal and written communication skills; articulate and convincing.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure. Strong bias for action and enthusiasm to “roll up the sleeves” to accomplish projects on time, with quality.

Team-oriented, creative, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible. Ability to develop high impact relationships with senior level executives. 
 

Working conditions & location

Where you will be located!

  • This position is being advertised in Denver but qualified candidates in proximity to our any of our operations or regional offices in North America are encouraged to apply.
  • Position may be required to travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites. 

The salary range offered for this role is $186,745 to 230,685 . 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. This role also will be eligible for participation in a discretionary long-term incentive program, pursuant to which an employee may receive awards based on their level and 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.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.


Nearest Major Market: Denver