External Relations Superintendent

Kinross Gold Corporation
Republic, Wash, United States
Closing date
Jun 22, 2023

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Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
The Kinross Kettle River Operation is located in the State of Washington. The operation mined and processed ore from eight separate deposits in four local production centers. The Buckhorn mine was a flagship operation for the company, having being highly awarded for leadership in low-impact mine development.

Job Description

As part of the Kinross Kettle River Operations team, based in Ferry County, Washington, the External Relations Superintendent will make a significant contribution to the development and execution of the company's government, community, stakeholder relations and communications programs for the project.
The External Relations Superintendent is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing strategic programs and objectives related to state and local government, regulatory and community affairs; proactively represents the company's position on state and local government and regulatory affairs; manages the company's participation in community, civic and public affairs; promotes and protects the reputation of the Kettle River Operations and Kinross through effective community relations and outreach efforts, timely and accurate interaction with the media, and the development of positive relations with state and local government officials while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross' values.

Job Responsibilities

1. Develop, implement and manage the Stakeholder Engagement, Social Responsibility, and Communication Plans and programs in accordance with the company's corporate and site objectives, including Kinross' Social Performance Standards.
2. Develop an overall strategy for community and rights holder/stakeholder relations that is aligned with and supports Kinross' global standards and programs, and meets the needs of the project and operations.
3. Develop thorough understanding of the Kinross Social Performance Standard and associated standards, tools, and reporting mechanisms
4. Identify all key stakeholders. Develop and foster relationships with relevant rights holders and stakeholders in the area.
5. In coordination with Corporate Community Relations and ESG, identify and develop strategic partnerships which support the project's license to operate (e.g., in key areas of people development and environment).
6. Support the strategy for, and development of, collaboration agreements with local Native American communities, through cross-functional internal engagement and alignment. Lead the implementation of these collaboration agreements.
7. Develop, implement and manage the Curlew Basin Project Social Performance Plan in support of the site's business plan and in coordination with the company's corporate objectives.
8. Advise management on key legislative issues, governmental and regulatory issues which may impact our business. Assist in development and execution of strategies to minimize adverse impact and actively manage issues of concern to the business.
9. Coordinate the establishment of key policy positions and manage their communication to appropriate elected and regulatory officials.
10. Assist in the development and implementation of strategies, policies, procedures and agreements that are aligned with site and corporate community and government relations frameworks.
11. Coordinate with Corporate Government Relations functions to achieve and maintain familiarity with all governmental and regulatory issues that may impact the business, as well as any potential engagements in the local area. Stay abreast of current and relevant legislation.

12. Manage media interaction and response in coordination with the company's Corporate Communications and Investor Relations departments. Includes communication plans, response to media inquiries, media releases & advisories, and maintain on-going relationships with media.
13. Coordinate with the Corporate Communications function to develop communications materials in crisis events.
14. Develop, manage, and coordinate community involvement, special events, outreach programs and other opportunities for positive exposure in the community.

Education and Experience

1. Bachelor's degree in social responsibility PR, marketing, resource management, communications or related field preferred. Significant career experience in communications, public affairs and/or business development may be considered.
2. Minimum of 7 years of experience in community relations, social responsibility, marketing or public affairs. Experience in mining or other extraction industries preferred.
3. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
4. Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to work with a wide range of departments and individuals, industry peers, and external stakeholders.
5. Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
6. Ability to work independently and also as a member of the team.
7. Ability to conduct research, develop reports, formulate objectives and strategies, make professional presentations and conduct training.
8. Ability to identify tactical and strategic issues; develops and recommends solutions that address both considerations.
9. Familiarity with federal, state and local government agencies and regulators, with a general understanding and knowledge of the operating systems.
10. Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office software suite, SharePoint, spreadsheets, and data tracking platforms (e.g. iAuditor, Intelex and Borealis).
11. Must have the ability to adapt to changing project requirements and priorities, and to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This includes the ability to be flexible and to adjust plans and strategies as needed to ensure project success.
12. General understanding of mining operations and resource extractive industries.
13. Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational, communication and technical writing skills.
14. Possession of a valid driver's license.

Reporting Relationships

• Typically reports into the General Manager

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P4)

Knowledge (P4)

Leadership (P4)

Complexity (P4)

Impact (P4)

Legislative Requirements

Background Check required

US work permit required

Language Requirements


Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).

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