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Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines, integrated global operations, and local customer care. We provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.
We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals who seek challenging, exciting and rewarding work for a company that supplies molybdenum for a variety of high-value applications in industries ranging from steel and oil to aerospace and construction. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Climax Molybdenum.
This position is located at the Henderson Mine, which is in an underground mine plant setting at an elevation of 10,800 feet above sea level. This may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles.
Under supervision, provides a variety of advanced administrative support to various Manager positions and department staff as well as external community representatives within Colorado Operations of Climax Molybdenum Company.  Assists in the administration / coordination of several departments involved in sustainable and community development and social responsibility and Freeport-McMoRan programs and functions.
  • Performs administrative duties (coordinating contact and distribution lists, printing of materials, scheduling meetings, coordinating travel, handling incoming/outgoing mail, filing, ordering supplies, answering phones, providing general assistance, coordinating meetings, preparing reports, etc.)
  • Handles budget administration and tracking for department, including monthly reconciliations, check processing, tracking and evaluation
  • Coordinates all departmental charitable requests and records, including incoming proposals, check transmittal correspondence and declinations, program information materials, omnibus/tax forms, annual reporting, etc.)
  • Coordinates special initiatives and projects for the departments as needed, including external education programs and teams, documentation of programs both written and visual (photos) and support in development of materials for internal/external communications to publicize programs; benchmarking; guidelines for site tour programs; etc.
  • Coordinates and tracks various community programs such as risk register tracking, stakeholder mapping, Matching Gifts, employee volunteer projects, and all related tasks
  • Assists with researching, tracking and reporting of potential and current community partnerships
  • Performs other duties as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of Administrative/Secretarial/Coordination experience (preferably in a people-intensive function: Human Resources, Organizational Development, Sustainability and/or Community Development or Communications)
  • Sound judgment and professional business acumen
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability and interest in taking initiative related to department projects
  • Reputation for quality work and attention to detail
  • Excellent spelling and grammar skills
  • Ability to successfully complete delegated projects of some complexity with minimal supervision
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain organization and prioritize tasks / workload; able to manage multiple and changing priorities
  • Excellent ability to handle internal and external phone calls with a high degree of diplomacy
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, employees and customers/vendors
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with general office equipment such as a personal computer and keyboard, facsimile machines and photocopier
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Publisher


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located near Empire, Colorado – approximately 45 miles west of Denver
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • Must be able to frequently sit and stand; occasionally walk, bend, squat, reach and kneel
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds
  • Must be able to operate and pull or push dollies, basket carts to retrieve, review and/or transport documents, files, boxes and other items
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable State laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.
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Sustainable and Community Development Team Coordinator - Henderson Mine - Empire, CO

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United States Colorado Henderson Mine (Empire, CO)

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