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External Affairs Director

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Greenwood Village, CO, US, 80111

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation


Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( 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.


Develops, oversees, and independently leads the implementation and management of systematic external relations programs that are executed at the regional and site level including the enterprise strategy for Human Rights, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, Responsible Sourcing and the Sustainable Development Goals. Leads the implementation of globally consistent external relations programs, working alongside regional S&ER leaders and site resources on execution and ongoing management and monitoring. Represents the company to enhance its reputation and improve public perceptions and interests with NGOs, community organizations and industry groups.

Essential Duties
  • Collaborate on the development of enterprise strategy related to external relations (including human rights, artisanal and small-scale mining responsible sourcing and the Sustainable Development Goals) and lead implementation of programs.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement enterprise-level programs for standards adherence in external relations. Develop evidence-based monitoring approaches.
  • Lead and implement specific programs through coordinated efforts with regional S&ER leaders and site-based resources. Guide, direct and coach regional and site-based external relations team members to build capacity.
  • Supply external relations and related emerging risk insights to the building of the global S&ER strategy and inputs into cross functional processes as a subject matter authority.
  • Advise leaders on emerging risks and associated mitigation strategies. Scan, collect, synthesize and analyze NGO activity, interests and positions for potential risk area.
  • Partner with Exploration and project teams in all aspects of external affairs, including guidance on potential issues and remediation of impacts.
  • Shape global external relations policies, standards and strategies. Direct regional implementation and provide supporting tools, training and documentation.
  • Advise regional and local teams on governance adoption and compliance including our strategic approach and position on how the company will engage with NGOs and external partners. Develop processes for monitoring corrective actions.
  • Give External Relations expertise to Sustainability Reporting initiatives.
  • Organize and engage with internal/external networks for best-practice and knowledge sharing.
  • Build relationships and maintain direct contact with relevant associations, industry peers, NGO’s, funding agencies, and other international organizations to help further our external relations aims and influence government policy.
  • Represent Newmont Goldcorp and its position with external partners including global NGOs, industry leaders and investors through participation in working groups and external events
Training & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science or Social Science, Environmental Management with relevant experience. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 10-15 years of experience in the area of external relations, sustainability, international level communications.
  • Experience in mining or other extractive industry is important.
  • Global experience; particularly in developing countries or with emerging economies, is required.
  • Experience interacting with industry associations, government agencies, NGOs & civil society institutions and academia.
  • Critical thinking; incorporating multiple perspectives into an integrated External Relations framework; development of 1-3 year strategic plan.
  • Analytical thinking; break down complex problems to find workable solutions.
  • Support a team of subject matter authorities providing guidance and direction-setting.
  • Change leadership; relationship building and influence tactics. Understanding and forming relationships with external agencies, NGOs or networks that strengthen and sustain our competitive advantage.
  • Strong cultural knowledge and awareness; adjusting behavior and style to suit local requirements. Building credibility with Corporate and Region executives; presentation and communication skills.
  • Encouraging and demonstrating confidence; representing our brand, reputation and relationships in countries where we conduct business.
  • Tact engaging with potential adversaries on contentious issues while maintaining an ability to collaborate. Advocating Newmont Goldcorp in a considerate way.
  • Dedicated environment scanning to identify emerging risk areas for Newmont Goldcorp.
  • Forming networks and forums for sharing knowledge, experience, resources and skills.
  • Foreign language proficiency (e.g., Spanish, French and/or Dutch) desirable.
Working Conditions
  • Located in the Denver corporate office.
  • Significant travel required to regional offices, operating sites and external stakeholder events

To learn more about Newmont visit us at:

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

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