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NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS SPECIALIST II - PHOENIX, AZ

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Human Resources Jobs
Discipline:
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Jobs, Welfare & Community Affairs Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Arizona
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
27-Apr-17
Recruiter:
Freeport-McMoRan
Job Ref:
1701305

Facilitate, support and implement Freeport-McMoRan Corporate and Operating site initiatives in areas of: Tribal relationships and Tribal government relations; Land and Water strategies; and community development/sustainability initiatives as they pertain to Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples. Other functions include staff supervision, providing input and guidance to Freeport-McMoRan Managers and Executives, and interactions with relevant external stakeholders.

  • Oversee stakeholder engagement with various Native American Tribes to identify research and develop strategic programs
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to Freeport-McMoRan Leadership in developing/implementing contributions budgets, maximizing resources and evaluation results of both philanthropic and prioritized social investments that address Native American community needs, as well as company/business and employees interests
  • Develop and identify mutually beneficial relationships with Native American community partners and key tribal leaders
  • Facilitate the development of strategic stakeholder engagement initiatives that address Freeport-McMoRan’s unique needs and position in each of the Native American communities including organizations like Inter-Tribal Council Arizona (ITCA) and the National Congress of American Indian (NCAI) and other organizations
  • Direct, develop, and implement “custom Native American community relations” plans for identified tribal communities to address specific challenges, weaknesses and strengths as needed
  • Work to strengthen site relationship to specific Tribal programs
  • Respond to questions/requests from tribal communities and leaders regarding general community relations issues
  • Promote Freeport grants, scholarships, and other opportunities in Tribal communities and Indian Country
  • Develop and implement measurement and evaluation processes for Native American community relations programs/projects, including contributions, volunteerism and stakeholder engagement programs; contribute to the development of Freeport-McMoRan/Native American community relations “standards”
  • Project Manager or technical expert on small to medium-sized projects or special projects that advance sustainable development, social responsibility and community programs across U.S. operations as well as projects that advance Native American community relations across the company
  • Support the Land and Water group in achieving strategic company goals; make recommendations for the strategic identification, development, and implementation of opportunities with various Tribes
  • Review contractor invoices on projects for accuracy to contract/purchase order requirements, identify any out of scope charges, and verify invoices to be approved by appropriate Manager
  • Facilitate all documentation related to stakeholder engagement to ensure responsiveness and transparency, and facilitate any necessary community research efforts such as public opinion studies, baseline studies or community needs
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of site community relations plans, in partnership with Site Managers and other key personnel to assess and address specific social challenges, risks, weaknesses and strengths as needed
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree (can substitute an additional five (5) years of experience in mining or mineral processing operations for the degree requirement); AND
  • Seven (7) years of Native American/Indigenous Peoples experience including Project Management, Inter-Government Affairs, Legislative Affairs and Natural Resource Planning
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong abilities in writing and verbal communication
  • Breadth of Native American relationships

Qualifications

Preferred

  • Understanding of Tribal governments, economies, history, politics, and culture a plus
  • Understanding of mining operations a plus
  • Effectively translates corporate communications to Tribal stakeholders
  • Project Management experience
  • Native American Tribal Government and External Organizational experience
  • Initiate, facilitate, and manage strategic Native American stakeholder engagement
  • Senior advisory role to Management, Tribal leaders, other senior level positions 
  • Ability to make and leverage strategic social investment decisions
Criteria/Conditions
  • 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
  • Work is performed mostly in an office setting, although there is significant travel to various Tribal offices for both engagement efforts and community development programs
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard 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 per 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major City

Phoenix

Job

Native American Affairs Specialist II - Phoenix, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

Requisition ID

1701305

Closing Date:
31/05/2017

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