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Lead Communities Hermosa

Tucson, AZ, United States
Closing date
Apr 27, 2024

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Discover a Brighter Future

At South32, we're meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world.

As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there's no better place to make a genuine difference. Together we're making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives.

Whatever career path you choose, we'll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy.

ABOUT Hermosa

Hermosa, located approximately 75 miles south-east of Tucson, Arizona, is the only advanced mining project in the United States as of 2023 that could produce two federally designated critical minerals-manganese and zinc-as well as silver and lead. The project has the potential to help power the nation's clean energy future, strengthen the domestic supply chain of critical minerals, grow the local economy, and improve lives in Santa Cruz County and the surrounding community for generations to come.


Hermosa, ubicado a aproximadamente 75 millas al sur este de Tucson, Arizona, es el único proyecto de minería avanzada en los Estados Unidos hasta la fecha que puede producir dos minerales designados como críticos por el gobierno federal: manganeso y zinc, así como también plata y plomo. El proyecto tiene el potencial de ayudar a impulsar el futuro energético limpio del país, reforzar la cadena de suministro nacional de minerales esenciales, hacer crecer la economía local y mejorar la calidad de vida en el condado de Santa Cruz y en las comunidades aledañas para las generaciones venideras.

• Annual short-term incentive bonus that recognizes both your individual performance and the overall success of the business.
• When you choose to contribute more into your retirement savings, South32 will match it up to a certain percentage.
• South32 provides you with 4 weeks paid time off.
• 12 weeks full-paid parental leave for primary carers and 2 weeks full-paid parental leave for secondary carers


This role is a Permanent position based in Tucson or Santa Cruz County.

As a Lead, Communities-Hermosa you will be responsible for coordinating community consultation and social investment plans aimed at building strong and sustainable relationships that serve as the foundation to create and maintain a robust social liense to operate for South32 Hermosa.

Other key responsibilities include, but aren't limited to:
• Champion the South32 operating model, values, Code of Conduct, and Care Strategy and relentlessly address deviations from these.
• Planning, managing, maintaining, and representing South32 in day-to-day stakeholder engagement with both internal and external stakeholders and key community leaders.
• Manage and execute South32 Social Performance Standard and local Hermosa plans, specifically managing social investment and social performance programs.
• Work collaboratively with local organizations and government to support the company's commitment to local procurement and employment plans and regional economic development planning.
• Work in close collaboration with the community specialists, Communications team, Government Affairs Manager, Project Director, and other roles at Hermosa and in the Americas.
• Establish and maintain relationships with government agencies and civic and professional organizations in the region to execute the Hermosa Stakeholder Engagement Plan.

• Bachelor's degree in arts or science in a field that is linked to social Performance or mining.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, legal codes, administrative procedures, government regulations, and agency rules as they relate to the social and environmental aspects of mining operations.
• At least 10 years of experience in community engagement and social investment including a demonstrated track record of working with multiple local organizations (non-profit, government, etc)
• At least 5 years of specific experience in projects related to mining or energy sectors.
• At least 3 years of experience in leading teams in charge of community engagement processes, social investment programs, and consultation for mining projects.
• Knowledge of best international Social Performance practices applied to mining projects, including Human Rights and tribal engagement.

South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate. We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

South32 está comprometido a cimentar y mantener una plantilla de trabajadores diversa e inclusiva que refleje las comunidades en las cuales trabajamos. Proporcionamos una proceso de contratación que es justo, equitativo y accesible para todos y alentamos la aplicación de candidatos de todas las procedencias.

Nearest Major Market: Tucson


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. 

Our commodities can be found in nearly every aspect of our lives. They power our homes, start our cars, build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers and hospitals and even make our coins and jewelry.

We invest in exploration activities inside and outside of our portfolio, helping us to keep growing and diversifying. Our exploration activities are carefully selected to have a high chance of success and are spread around the world, including places we have not operated in before. 

We attract people with exceptional skills, who share our values and want to make a difference with the work they do. As part of our team, you will be brave enough to challenge yourself to be the best in what you do. We will help you stretch your capabilities, challenging you to constantly seek better ways to do things and taking advantage of every opportunity to let your career flourish.

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