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Director, External Affairs at Goldcorp Inc. in Greenwood Village, Colorado

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


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.



Global role with responsibility for the development, implementation and management of external relations programs. Peers include Director, Social Responsibility, and Regional Social Responsibility Directors.



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


  • Collaborates on the development of enterprise strategy related to key areas of external relations (including human rights, artisanal and small-scale mining responsible sourcing and the Sustainable Development Goals) and leads implementation of specific programs.

  • Leads cross-functional teams to develop and implement enterprise-level programs for standards adherence in the key areas of external relations. Develops evidence-based monitoring approaches.

  • Leads and implements specific programs through coordinated efforts with regional S&ER leaders and site-based resources. Guides, directs and coaches regional and site-based external relations team members to build capacity.

  • Contributes external relations and related emerging risk insights to the development of the global S&ER strategy and inputs into cross functional processes as a subject matter expert.

  • Advises enterprise and regional S&ER leaders on emerging risks and associated mitigation strategies. Scans, collects, synthesizes and analyzes NGO activity, interests and positions for potential risk area.

  • Partners with Exploration and Project teams in all aspects of external relations, including guidance on potential issues and remediation of impacts.

  • Shapes global External Relations policies, standards and strategies. Directs regional implementation and provides supporting tools, training and documentation.

  • Advises regional and local teams on governance adoption and compliance including our strategic approach and positions on how the company will engage with NGOs and external stakeholders. Develops processes for monitoring corrective actions.

  • Contributes External Relations expertise to Sustainability Reporting initiatives.

  • Organizes and engages with internal/external networks (e.g. cross-functional working groups and communities of practice) for best-practice and knowledge sharing.

  • Builds relationships and maintains direct contact with relevant associations, industry peers, NGO’s, funding agencies, and other international organizations to help further the company’s external relations aims and influence government policy.

  • Represents the company and its positions with external stakeholders including global NGOs, industry leaders and investors through participation in  working groups and external events.


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

Training & Experience



  • Position requires a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science or Social Science, Environmental Management with relevant experiences. Master’s Degree preferred.


  • 10-15 years of experience the area of external relations, sustainability, international level communications.

  • Direct experience in mining or other extractive industry is essential.

  • 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.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strategic thinking; incorporating multiple, diverse perspectives into an integrated External Relations framework; development of 1-3 year strategic plan.

  • Analytic thinking; breaks down complex problems to find workable solutions.

  • Support a team of subject matter experts in the area of External Relations; providing guidance and direction-setting.

  • Change leadership; relationship building and influence tactics. Understanding and building relationships with external agencies, NGOs or networks that strengthen and sustain the company’s 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.

  • Poise and demonstrating confidence; representing the company’s brand, reputation and relationships in countries where business is currently conducted.

  • Diplomacy; engaging with potential adversaries on contentious issues while maintaining an ability to collaborate. Advocating for the company in a respectful way.

  • Proactive environment scanning to identify emerging risk areas for the company.

  • Forming networks and forums for sharing knowledge, experience, resources and skills.

  • 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


  • This position is located at our Corporate Headquarters in the Greenwood Village, CO.

  • 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